After getting past the LSAT, many law school applicants then look to hire a law school admission consultant. Here are some things to keep in mind when hiring a law school admission adviser:
1. Have you previously served as director or dean of admissions for any ABA law school? Or, were you merely a committee member or student recruiter? Do you have any experience making admission decisions?
2. How many years of experience do you have in law school admissions?
3. Do you have references from former clients? Can I contact 1-3 of them who are from the same area, who have the same LSAT/GPA credentials, who come from a similar background, who are applying to similar schools?
4. Have you ever practiced law? Why did you leave the practice of law? Are you a member of any state’s Bar?
5. Do you have testimonials from former clients?
6. What kind of track record do you have of helping people get into schools where their numbers are at or below the 25th percentile?
7. Is this your full-time job?
8. How accessible are you? Do you guarantee 24-48 hour turnarounds?
9. Can you be reached in the evenings and on weekends in addition to normal business hours?
Applying to law school is stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. With the right expert and coach at your side, you will feel supported and confident. For more information, here are additional posts on hiring a law school admission counselor and a law student’s account of what’s important in a law school admission coach.
Good luck to all December LSAT takers!