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 over 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.

In 2022:

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million in scholarships offered to clients
Acceptance letters to the top 14 Law Schools
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.

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.

Who I Am

“Ann will work with you until your essays are perfect no matter how many revisions and alterations it takes. I would definitely recommend Ann’s services because she has a lot of insight, successful strategies, and the keys to making a mediocre application look like a knockout.

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I Make Law Admissions Personal

In addition to directly working with clients, my books have won awards, and my blog houses thousands of comments I’ve responded to personally.

I live in California with my husband (an attorney) and two daughters, ages 16 and 19, and our foster son who is 16. Our older daughter is on the tennis and diving teams for Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York. Our younger daughter attends the Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut. We have a golden retriever named Hope. When I’m not working, I’m at CrossFit or yoga.

I have been a nationally recognized board member and contributor to the Anti-Defamation League for more than a decade; In 2009, I received the Ginsberg Young Leaders Award by the national organization. I served on the Board of Trustees of the Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, California, and received the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award from the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation. I often travel to speak to pre-law groups and LSAT prep classes and offer opportunities for engagement via Zoom and Google Meet.

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. I’ve attended the weddings of several former clients! Applying to law school is the first step in your career and I am honored to be part of it.

To keep up with me, read through the Law School Expert blog, read my articles on Above the Law and Most Strongly Supported, or check me out on TikTokInstagram,  FacebookTwitterYouTube, or LinkedIn.

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