Helping You Apply to Law School
What exactly do we do? We get you into a better law school than you could have gotten into on your own, where you have a significant chance of actually being happy.
After visiting more than 140 law schools in over 100 cities, we can tell you how the schools and cities you're reading about compare to others.
We know our clients, and compare you to others in your situation.
We know the applicant pool, and can tell you how to distinguish yourself from others with whom you might be directly compared. This information can help you to target the right schools, as well as to write essays that will distinguish yourself among hundreds of applicants like you.
We know the admissions officers, and can use that knowledge to answer specific questions as well as to allay your fears. Giving the school what it wants is the easiest way to increase your chance of admission, and talking to the admissions staff is the best way to know what the school wants.
We know the applications, which helps us catch mistakes and steer your answers in the right direction. An accurate application form is reviewed more favorably and (almost as important in spring waiting season) more quickly.
None of this knowledge is a substitute for a good academic record, a competitive LSAT score, or a carefully compiled file. It is a valuable addition to these factors, assuring that you will apply to the schools that most want you, and that you will present to them the factors in your life that they will consider assets. It is frequently the difference between an acceptance and a rejection at the schools for which you are a discretionary applicant.
How do we put all this knowledge to work for you? Here are the many steps of preparing a superior application.
For the Fall 2012 admissions season we'll offer a contract based on applying to up to ten schools. We’ve found that some work, such as preparing a resume, is the same for a large number of schools; other work is most directly related to the number of applications. Variations in personal statements and diversity statements, supplemental essays, and administrative work are all linked to the number of applications.
The following limitations apply to all contracts:
Standard Contract -- 8 to 10 applications
This program assures you of several reasonable choices of law schools, as well as a few chances to “get lucky.” Together we’ll choose:
With this range, we’ll expect you to wind up with 30% acceptances, 30% waitlists, and 40% rejections.
The fees for this service range from $1500 for disadvantaged minority applicants to as high as $5,000 for other applicants. Fees are determined after a lengthy (usually 2 hour) phone conversation, for which there is no charge.
Other fees, including fees for late completion of work, scholarship essays of any sort, and applications over the agreed-upon number, will be charged by mutual agreement.
If you'd like to know how we can help you, contact us, and we'll set up a phone appointment for you at your convenience.
Schedules for Completing Applications
Application schedules are determined by your contract date AND your LSAT date. Clients who fail to meet these schedules will pay a fee for each week that the work is overdue, or will be moved to a later schedule, space permitting. We will not be responsible for missed deadlines for clients who fail to complete the work as scheduled below.
No schedule will be expedited more than two weeks unless the client pays
double the expedited fee for the remaining weeks.
Transfer applicants (July 1 or 15 completion) -- 5 students maximum
Most work will be completed in April and May. Applicants with July 15 deadlines may complete some work in June. Contracts signed after May 1 for July 1 deadlines or after May 7 for July 15 deadlines will incur a late fee.
Early Decision Schedule
Because I will attend the Law Forums that LSAC has scheduled over the summer, there will be no September contract available.
Early Action Schedule
(November 1 completion) -- 10 clients maximum. Client must apply with the score from the June LSAT (or earlier). Contracts must be signed and work begun by June 15. Clients who enroll between June 15 and August 14 may choose a later schedule or pay an expedited fee of $100 per Deadline Week for this schedule.
(December 15 completion) -- 5 clients maximum. Client must apply with the score from the October LSAT (or earlier). Contracts must be signed and work begun by September 1. Clients who enroll between September 1 and September 25 may choose a later schedule or pay an expedited fee of $200 per Deadline Week for this schedule.
(February 1 completion) -- 10 clients maximum. Client must apply with the score from the December LSAT (or earlier). Contracts must be signed and work begun by November 1. Clients who enroll between November 1 and November 27 may choose a later schedule or pay an expedited fee of $200 per Deadline Week for this schedule. This schedule will decrease your chance of admission at schools with Feb. 1 deadlines! No Feb. 1 applications will be guaranteed on this schedule if the client misses ANY deadlines!
(April 1 completion) -- 5 clients maximum -- for clients whose earliest deadline is March 15 or later. Client may apply with the score from the February LSAT. Contracts must be signed and work begun by January 1. Clients who enroll between January 1 and January 30 must pay an expedited fee of $200 per Deadline Week for this schedule.