Testimonials

What our clients say about us means everything. Indeed, we have never advertised — the majority of our business comes from referrals and recommendations. Most importantly, we understand that applying to law school can be a stressful process, and we will do everything we can to make it smooth and highly successful for you.

Consider yourself lucky if you get to work with Christina Williams. I began with no idea about how to approach my law school applications, but Christina was with me every step of the way, answering any and every question on my mind throughout the process. She meticulously edited each of my application materials, and was a grounding voice during a time that is inevitably fraught with anxiety and uncertainty. Perhaps even more importantly, Christina worked with me to ensure that my application told a story: my story. I was accepted to nearly all of the T14’s I applied to, and will be attending a T10 school in the fall with a huge scholarship. I have no doubt that I would not be in this position if it weren’t for Christina’s eye and advice. Indeed, choosing to use Spivey Consulting was the best investment I’ve ever made, and I urge other applicants to do the same!

Elysa D.

After this whole process, only now does it dawn on me that the hardest part has yet to come… making a final decision about where to attend! I feel I could not have done any of this without your guidance…. Thank you so much for your insights, assurances, and generosity.

Michael A.

Derek Meeker spoke to the Pre-Law Society members at UCLA last spring. Derek catered the event to meet the specific needs of our members and stayed over an hour past the scheduled time to finish answering all individual follow-up questions. As an officer of the Pre-Law Society, I truly felt that Derek was invested in helping each member present succeed in the application process. In fact, I know Derek’s advice helped me secure a 1L spot at Berkeley Law.

C. Chavez, UCLA

As an international applicant from Korea, I was really lost in how I should approach law school application materials. I was able to outperform my numbers thanks to the guidance by Mike and Karen. Had it not been for their help, I would not have ended up where I am now with substantial scholarship! Their meticulous, scrutinizing nature and creative advice really helped every essay I wrote and every application I submitted. I keep recommending them and people keep having great results!

J. Kim

You and your team run an awesome service, and I can’t put in words how helpful that has been for me.

J. W.

Mr. Spivey visited us at Stanford University to give a talk about the law school application process. As chair of the Stanford Native American Pre-Law group, I have hosted a number of speakers and admissions officers, and Mr. Spivey’s speech stands out as one of the most interesting and useful talks I have attended. He combines his university insider perspective with his admissions consultant experience, striking a balance that is hard to find. The information he presented was invaluable and I highly recommend Mr. Spivey as a speaker at your school.

Aharon K., Stanford

I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did with my personal statement. I applied to 14 schools, and I have been admitted to all of them! I have finally decided to attend Emory with scholarship money! My highest LSAT score was a 155, and I am confident that I would not have the opportunity to attend Emory if it wasn’t for your help. I will forever be grateful for your excellent work!

K. S.

The Dean of Admissions actually told me how much she enjoyed how unique my personal statement was and that it added a lot of depth to my application. You are great at what you do and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with you.

Nick M.

At the open house for admitted students, the dean said the admissions office uses my application file as an example! Because of this, the dean memorized a lot about me. I definitely have Jenn to thank for my polished application.

Alyssa T.

I learned more from the Spivey Consulting Blog than I did from reading two books on law schools admissions.

Nate N.

Mike and Karen were with me for the entire cycle: they talked to me the morning of my LSAT, late into numerous nights, and through countless applications and essays. As important as it was to me to get admitted to my dream school – which was a real stretch school by any defintion and where I am currently a law student – was also seeing that it was equally important to them. They cared deeply about my success and just knowing that I had that passion and all of their high-end experience behind me made all the difference.

Zach C.

Mike, thank you for making this stressful process so easy. You have truly been a godsend. Had you told me I would get into a top 5 law school after my disappointing LSAT, I would have told you that you were nuts! You are really really really good at what you do, and I am incredibly grateful to you for all your help.

Cody K.

I had scores that were just shy of the medians at the top 3 schools, and because of this, I was not going to apply to any of them. Jayme reminded me that we all have a story to tell, and encouraged me to submit applications to each of YHS. Now I wake up every morning pinching myself because I can’t believe I’m going to one of these schools in the fall. Thank you Jayme for your generosity and for making such a big difference in my life!

J.

The money that I used to fund this service was actually the first loan that I have ever taken out. Although it felt like a big risk at the time, Emily Allen made me feel confident throughout the process that I had made the right decision. And if I had known that I would be walking away with roughly $110K in scholarships from one of the best law schools in the country, I would have committed even sooner. Thank you so much for the time, energy, care, expertise, and passion that you put into your work. It has been an amazing opportunity to work with you and I am humbled by the outcome we achieved.

Liam

As the President and Founder of a LSAT test preparatory company, I encourage my clients to reach out to Spivey Consulting. They are former admissions deans and adcomms who know more about getting prospective students admitted to law school than anyone in the business. Their reputation among experts in this industry is exemplary and unmatched.

Stefan Giudici, President of Long Island LSAT

Pre-L is a great program to help you acclimate to law school and create a level of confidence in your own process and work when your classmates are drowning in the chaos.

Rising 2L at UNC School of Law

Mike Spivey visited Rice last year and drew a full-house from our prelaw society. We were absolutely floored by some of the inside secrets to admissions they shared, and the myths (that many of us were following) that they debunked. For months our members were talking about how attending this talk was the most important single thing that they did during the entire application. I was there, and now I am a 1L at Stanford and I know Rice has already invited Mike and Karen to speak on campus this year.

Angela Guo, Former President Rice Alpha Delta & Stanford 1L

I wouldn’t have gotten this far without your steady hand and words of wisdom (not to mention strategic brilliance) and I think it’s important to recognize how much you’ve contributed to my success this cycle.

It’s obvious you are invested in and care about my success!

Jason R.

To all at Spivey, Thank you for providing exemplary services to law school applicants. I have had such a positive experience working with Danielle so far and am grateful that other prospective applicants will get the opportunity to work with her.

C.

Dear Mike:

I want to take the time to thank you for everything that you’ve done for me throughout my application process. Starting with very little experience with law school application and a lackluster LSAT score, I can’t believe what I have achieved in the end accepted at Harvard, waitlisted at Stanford and accepted to all other schools I have applied to besides one. Unbelievable! I know I was initially a bit skeptical about your approach to my personal statement, and I apologize for doubting you. You have always been right!

I want to thank you again for your wisdom, your patience, and for always being there to return calls and emails. You are a real expert and thank you for making my dream come true.

L. W.

I really appreciate all the extra help that Jenn put into my application file. I also want to thank her once again for being so understanding with all the delicate information that we had to go through in order to complete my file, and for the guidance that she gave me throughout the process. I am so relieved that I chose to go forward with Spivey Consulting.

Danny L.

Choosing to work with Derek Meeker was a fantastic decision. His enthusiasm and thoughtfulness made the whole process thoroughly enjoyable. I am floored with the results too, as I’ve been accepted to the two schools (Stanford and Penn) at the very top of my list—with an awesome scholarship at one, to boot.

L.

I’m getting admitted into top 14 schools I never though I would get — and interviews I am now super prepared for in the top 10! You guys are so good at making dreams come true.

Thomas G.

Just wanted to send a quick thank you for your help! I haven’t had a single ding or waitlist yet. I have been accepted at eight schools so far, and just got in to my best case scenario [school]…. A few other applicants with similar stats to mine have already been rejected, so I can only attribute my success to my awesome essay editor (so glad I didn’t listen to the essay editing competitor person who just wanted to change a few words and knew nothing about admissions strategy!)

K. T.

I wanted to thank you for setting me up to work with Jayme this cycle. She has been invaluable in helping me prepare my applications and I can say for sure that I put my best foot forward through working with her. You and your team really are the best at what you do, and I am eternally grateful that I got a chance to work with you all.

Tom S.