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

27 Nov 2023

2023-2024 Law School Application Cycle Data Update

As of November 26, 2023, we are about a third of the way through the 2023-2024 application cycle as measured by previous cycle applicant timing, so it's a good time for an update on where things stand.

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17 Nov 2023

Upcoming Growth & Diversification at the Spivey Consulting Group

Today has a special meaning to me, and I write to outline our firm’s upcoming growth and diversification of services in 2024.

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13 Nov 2023

How does U.S. News *actually* rank law schools?

The U.S. News & World Report law school rankings methodology may appear simple at first glance, but it is also widely (and deeply) misunderstood. Here, we analyze the methodology + this year's changes.

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Latest Podcasts

06 Dec 2023

Podcast: Handling Expectations & the LSAT with 'Loophole' Author Ellen Cassidy

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike interviews Ellen Cassidy, author of the acclaimed 'Loophole in LSAT Logical Reasoning' and founder of Elemental Prep.

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11 Nov 2023

Podcast: The Slowest Cycle Ever

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike discusses the reasons that this law school admissions cycle will be the slowest one ever (or at least within our admissions careers)—and, perhaps more importantly, what you should do about it if you're a current applicant.

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17 Oct 2023

Podcast: Mike Spivey's Top 5 All-Time Admissions Advice

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike gives his top 5 pieces of advice from his 25+ years working in law school admissions.

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