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The LSAC is the Law School Admission Council, a nonprofit organization that provides services to law schools and prospective law students. The LSAC administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and provides other services to facilitate law school admission. The LSAC also provides information about financial aid and scholarships to help law school applicants pay for their education.
The LSAC provides a variety of services to help law school applicants pay for their education. The LSAC administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and provides other services to facilitate law school admission. The LSAC also provides information about financial aid and scholarships to help law school applicants pay for their education.
The LSAT is a half-day standardized test that is offered about every other month and is used as an ‘objective’ measure for law schools to compare students. The LSAT is administered by the LSAC and is required for admission to most law schools in the United States, though more and more are accepting the GRE as well. The LSAT is a multiple-choice test that measures reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning skills.
Spivey is the most famous and prestigious law school admissions service in the US. From their website:
“Spivey Consulting Group is the premiere law school admissions consulting firm, with collectively more than 250 years of law school admissions experience across our team. Our consultants are former admissions officers from law schools including Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Chicago, Penn, Michigan, Duke, Northwestern, UCLA, and more, and our mission is to help you get admitted to your dream school.”
Admissions consultants work with individual students to help with their application for getting into a law school. Admissions consultants help the student choose the right school and then help with all of the application process and documents. They may recommend an LSAT prep course and will act as pseudo tutors to help you with your personal statements and other essays.
Admissions consulting is not cheap. In fact it is painfully expensive. I looked into it when I was applying to business school and was quoted $4900 for help applying to one school and $6800 for two. I assume law school services are comparable though maybe a bit cheaper. If you have the money, this can be a great opportunity to make sure that you give yourself the best chance possible to get into a great school. But if you are deciding where you spend limited money, then we recommend putting it towards doing as well as possible on the LSAT because your score matters a lot for getting into law school.
If anyone has experience with law school admission consulting please reach out because we would love to hear about your experience. (email@example.com)
I am the half of LSD that didn't take the LSAT, or go to law school (Sorry about that). But I did go to MIT business school while surrounded by law students and lawyers, so I am somewhat qualified to talk about the intricacies of law school apps and finances.
Windsor (the dog) didn't write this but he WAS a Resident Tutor and career advisor at Harvard College with me, so deserves some credit.