How to Know if a Grad School is a Reach, Match, or Safety School

The problem with doing something for the very first time like applying to graduate school is that you don’t know what you don’t know. One of the most common myths that I encounter when working with clients is “I should only apply to the schools where I have the best chance of getting in.” And… Continue reading

What is Law School Like? What Do You Actually Learn?

What is law school really like? Congratulations! You nailed the LSAT, crafted a beautiful personal statement, scored excellent letters of recommendation, and now you’re off to law school in the fall. What should you expect? First things first—go watch The Paper Chase. Law schools in the 21st century have little in common with HLS as… Continue reading

How to Write Strong Essays for Stanford Law School

  Like most law schools, Stanford’s essay prompt is incredibly broad: “Please attach a statement of about two pages describing important or unusual aspects of yourself not otherwise apparent in your application.” Here is a link to the Stanford JD application page. This prompt is wide-open, but SLS gives you one clear direction: do not reiterate what… Continue reading