Admissions, Consulting, and Preparation for Law School

Law School Admission Consulting

Spivey Consulting Group is the premier 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.

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Our Services

Our consulting is simple, personable, and custom. You still have to do the work, but we can give you a map.

JD Admissions Consulting

We have devoted our time and expertise to helping applicants get into the law schools of their dreams. With our JD Admissions Consulting services, you work one-on-one with one of our experienced admissions experts to help you create and implement an individualized application strategy based on your background and goals.

JD Admissions Consulting

Consulting for Law Schools, Colleges, & Universities

In higher education administration, oftentimes the pace of day-to-day management and problem-solving doesn't allow for higher-level benchmarking and creative idea generation. With our consulting services, we bring an outside and data-centric perspective along with best industry practices and unique strategies to each school with whom we consult.

Consulting for Schools

LLM Admissions Consulting

Our LLM admissions specialist can assist you with every step of the process of gaining admittance to prestigious LLM programs at U.S. law schools, including assistance with your personal statement, resume, letters of recommendation, interviews, scholarships, and overall communication with law schools.

LLM Admissions Consulting

Pre-L Law School Prep Classes

From outlining to issue-spotter exams to forced curves, the structure of law school courses is fundamentally different from that of the vast majority of undergraduate classes. As a result, a significant part of many 1Ls' learning curve is just figuring out those differences and how to manage them. With Pre-L, you can ensure that you’re ready to hit the ground running on day one.

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Latest Blog Posts

17 May 2024

Examples of Letters of Recommendation

Here are three examples of law school letters of recommendation, two academic and one professional, two for regular 1L JD admissions and one for transfer admission.

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09 Apr 2024

U.S. News Law School Rankings: 2024 vs. 2023 (+/-)

With the embargo lifted at 12:01 ET today, here are the full U.S. News law school rankings.

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03 Apr 2024

New U.S. News Top 25 Law Schools 2024-2025 (with +/-)

Here are the new 2024-2025 U.S. News top 25 law schools.

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Latest Podcasts

29 Apr 2024

Podcast: Work Experience, Admissions Strategy, & Legal Employment—What You Need to Know

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, we discuss growing importance of work experience in admissions, why the impact of being a "KJD" has increased over time, and—importantly—how work experience (or a lack thereof) plays out during law school and in the search for legal employment.

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24 Apr 2024

Podcast: What Are Your Chances Off the Waitlist?

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike discusses the various factors that play into any given applicant's chances of admission coming off the waitlist. He also gives a quick preview of our (very early) predictions for next cycle.

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15 Apr 2024

Podcast: Transferring Law Schools—Strategy & Process with Two Successful Applicants

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Anna Hicks-Jaco has a conversation with Spivey consultant Paula Gluzman and two 2Ls who transferred to Columbia and Harvard (respectively) about the transfer admissions process and strategy.

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