Law School Admissions Consulting
Applying to law school is a worthwhile pursuit in pursuit of a successful career. Many undergraduate majors provide a solid foundation for the study of law, so it is actually the most popular graduate degree in the United States. Around 70,000 students apply to law school every year, so if law school is your goal, you’re in good company. But with its popularity comes extreme competition. It is vital that your application is superb if you hope to stand out in the vast pool of applicants. For those seeking to do just that, invest in the best law school admissions consulting with TutorNerds.
TutorNerds Admissions Experts
TutorNerds admissions faculty is composed of seasoned admissions consulting professionals. Our admissions consultants have a deep understanding of the application process and have helped hundreds of applicants get into their target programs. Most of our admissions consultants have worked on admissions committees or as advisers—many at top universities throughout the nation. They bring real life insight into the admissions process and an idea of what admissions committees and officers are looking for.
Let us give our definition of exceptional admissions consulting: Presenting you in the best possible light. Schools need to choose you from among thousands of applicants. But their understanding of your potential is limited to what appears on the application. So the goal of TutorNerds consulting is to bring out the best version of you on the application. Our approach is highly personalized and comprehensive. TutorNerds consultants have the practical working knowledge of the field of admissions to advise you appropriately. In order to assemble the best application, it is best to start early so that our consultants have the opportunity to understand your strengths, and so you can carefully address each stage in the application process according to those strengths.
TutorNerds consultants empirically address every aspect of the admissions process, even which law schools would be the right fit for you. You are not left on your own with anything; consultants are experienced in all the areas you need to have a strong application. Whether you know exactly where you want to go and what kind of law you want to study, or if you are entirely uninformed about the available options, we are happy and motivated to partner with you in reaching your goals.
So what goes into a law school application?
There are many factors in your admissions competitiveness, some of which you may not have known. Here is a (relatively) concise summary:
The Applications Themselves
This may seem like the simple part, but planning your application process can be challenging. It is advisable to apply early, as most universities admit students on a “rolling” basis, meaning they accept or reject students as they apply, rather than responding to all applicants at once. However, when exactly you should submit your applications depends on other factors, such as your LSAT date. You need to budget your time according to your priorities. Applications flow through LSAC (Law School Admissions Council), the functional equivalent of the Common Application for law schools. Over all, this does simplify the process, but students may still need help navigating the website. TutorNerds law school consultants can help you outline a plan for your applications, and they are fluent in all aspects of the process, so there is no unnecessary stress on your part.
Your resume will outline your education and achievements over the course of your undergraduate education. You need to concisely and clearly list your academic and professional experience and explain how your experiences correlate to law school success. This is more challenging than it seems, as length requirements force students to be quite brief. TutorNerds consultants can help you boil your resume down to the points that most clearly highlight your strengths.
What specific classes you take is not terribly crucial as long as you develop interpersonal, argumentative, presentation, and communication skills along the way. Obviously, there are certain majors that lend themselves to law school admission. What ultimately matters most is that you do very well in whatever undergraduate major you choose. Throughout, consultants can help you pick ideal classes and motivate you do succeed along the way. During the application cycle, consultants will be able to estimate which schools would be appropriate for you based on your goals, experience, and resume. If undergraduate performance is a concern, consider our academic tutoring services.
The LSAT is an admission prerequisite at American law schools. The LSAT is designed to be predictor of law school performance, so it tests a variety of skills. Because it is a standardized test, law schools can directly compare your abilities to those of other applicants. Your LSAT score is of paramount importance, but when you take the exam affects your application as well. Your LSAT performance is a major determinant of admissions competitiveness, and it is advisable to take it twice. Your consultant will be able to research LSAT data for any schools you are interested in, which will provide an indication of your desired performance and competitiveness. Most students invest in test preparation of some kind, so consider TutorNerds one-on-one LSAT prep.
Because law school admissions are so competitive and taken extremely seriously, the personal statement is perhaps the biggest factor in building a strong application. It is the only way to connect a unique, living person to the various numbers. And since law school interviews are rare, it is the only opportunity to communicate to admissions officers why you should be a part of their school. Students struggle most with personal statements and essays. TutorNerds admissions consultants know that committees are are looking for most, is your personal voice; they help you bring out what is important to you, so that committees know exactly why you should be a part of their programs.
This is an optional portion of most applications. It allows you to clarify anything on your application that is less than excellent. While attempts to validate any imperfection is not advisable, certain unusual circumstances do merit an explanation. Luckily, TutorNerds admissions consultants can help you draft an appropriate addendum if you need or even help you decide if you need one in the first place.
Letters of Recommendation
You will need to get at least a few recommendation letters from teachers, advisors, or managers who have worked with you. It is important to ask the right people in order to get high-quality letters. You may also need to provide them with a resume (different from that of the application) so that they may write you a comprehensive, personalized letter. Everything related to receiving exceptional letters of recommendation can be addressed by our admissions experts.
Internships and Undergraduate Programs
Internships and similar programs for undergraduates give students the opportunity to have practical experience which require skills like those of successful law students. Applying to such programs requires special consideration–they are quite difficult to get into. In addition, it is important to emphasize certain experiences from such programs during the law school application process. Working with an expert will not only help you get into the best programs, but also make the best use of such programs in terms of your ultimate goal, getting into a great law school. See the “pre-consulting” section below for more.
Law school interviews are rare, and exclusively offered to students as opposed to being requested by them. Yet because of this, interviews have a huge impact on your application. The benefits of an interview include an opportunity to clarify your application and show your uniqueness in person. The down side is that admissions officers are scrutinizing your application specifically, so it is important to prepare for your interview thoroughly. Our consultants go through common interview questions so that you are prepared with ideas ahead of time. Most importantly, we improve your presentation skills so that you can take on your interview with confidence.
Law School “Pre-Consulting”
Are you on the right track to a successful law school application? TutorNerds can help you find out at any point.
Many years of planning and preparation goes into a high-caliber law school application. With our law school consulting, we don’t limit our involvement to any particular time. We want to make you the strongest applicant possible, and that demands effort throughout your undergraduate education. Our pre-consulting services are integrated into our consulting programs so that you have help at every step of the way. Our consultants meet with you periodically, at your preference, to advise you on class selection, LSAT preparation, extracurriculars, and any other necessary topics; and, equally important, they motivate you to continue to succeed. It takes a consultant who has the opportunity to get to know you as a student to give you the most accurate and applicable advice.
Struggle can come at any stage in the process. We happily help any applicant, any time. Even if you would like brief guidance along the way, or specialized help for a particularly challenging aspect, we have the expert services to make your application be unique and impactful.