I’m Ann Levine
I am dedicated to not only helping clients get into law school, but also make smart decisions that positively impact their lives.
I have experience with every step and stage of the law school admissions process. I’ve written two best-selling law school admissions guidebooks and made admissions decisions at two ABA-approved law schools. I started Law School Expert in 2004, and since then I have helped 2,000 applicants through the process of making smart, informed decisions for their unique situation in law admissions.
I attended law school (but am the first one to admit I did that admissions process all wrong). After getting my J.D. in 1999, I served as Director of Student Services at University of Denver College of Law, and then as Director of Admissions for Loyola and California Western, all American Bar Association approved law schools. After two years in private legal practice as a litigation associate, I started Law School Expert.
|$3.5 million in scholarships offered to clients||48 Acceptance letters to the top 14 Law Schools||37 acceptance letters to top 5 schools|
I Get To Know Every Client
My clients are outliers. Since I started consulting, my clients have consistently been accepted into their “reach” schools, have been offered more scholarship money, and have been admitted off the wait list more often than the average law school applicant. For the last few years, I’ve averaged dozens of clients per year at top law schools. I also have clients thrilled to receive scholarships to their hometown law schools.
I thoroughly enjoy really getting to know people and helping them present their life experiences to law schools through the application process. I have the pleasure of working with a vibrant cross section of the planet including ambitious college students, members of the military, single parents, people who have struggled through a wide range of personal difficulties, immigrants, international students, and professionals in search of second careers.
My favorite part of the job is helping people realize what’s impressive to others and helping them see that their difficulties or weaknesses can be counter-balanced on a law school application by writing a compelling personal statement, addendum, diversity statement, and resume.
I don’t have just one kind of client; and I love that. I work with each individual to get the best possible results that fits their goals for law school and life.
From Previous Clients:
"Two years ago, when I first applied, Columbia was a reach school that put me on the wait list. Now, I got in, and they gave me grant money! … Continue reading →"
"I got into my first choice school and with Ann’s critiques produced an application that the Dean of Admissions reported was a delight to read. Ann doesn’t write your application for you, but she’ll help you find structure and make a stressful situation manageable. Thank you Ann! … Continue reading →"
I Tell It Like It Is
As a client, you will be working directly with me, not an employee or contractor. I always personally answer my clients’ phone calls, chats, and emails. I do admissions consulting full-time, and take on a manageable number of clients each year to ensure that I can be fully dedicated to each client.
I’m candid, I tell it like it is, and I am interested in helping you figure out the best solution for you. No cookie cutter solutions or suggestions, because I am invested in your personal success. I help you apply with confidence that you have created the best possible applications, that you are poised to maximize your success by getting into the best schools with the best scholarships for you, and that you are making good decisions for your future. My ultimate goal is to help you get the best results while removing the stress and anxiety from the law school admissions process for you whenever possible.
I Make Law Admissions Personal
I live in California with my husband (an attorney) and two middle-school age daughters. We have a golden retriever named Hope and 7 backyard chickens. My interests include hot yoga, learning French, and all things related to Jane Austen. I have been a nationally recognized board member and contributor to the Anti-Defamation League for more than a decade. I often travel to speak to pre-law groups and LSAT prep classes, especially to New York and San Francisco.
In addition to the success stories and track records of my clients, I pride myself on the fact that many of my clients become lifelong friends, and I still keep in touch with many of them. Each year I pick a couple to continue working with me as proofreaders while they are in law school. This year alone I attended two weddings of former clients – I love that I get invited to law school graduations and swearing-in ceremonies too. Applying to law school is the first step in your career and I am honored to be part of it.