I’m Ann Levine
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.
|$28 million in scholarships offered to clients||96 Acceptance letters to the top 14 Law Schools||20 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:
"At the time I first contacted Ann, I was a bit of an anxious mess. As I began to work with Ann, her blend of expertise, compassion, and toughness proved to be exactly what I needed. She both supported my better decisions and made tough recommendations when necessary. … Continue reading →"
"I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all hard work that you put into getting me into Pitt Law on an amazing scholarship! I wouldn’t have considered Pittsburgh had you not suggested it. I really enjoy it here, and can see how miserable I would’ve been in a college town. … 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
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 14 and 17. We have a golden retriever named Hope. I am obsessed with my 5:45 am beach-based workout group where I throw around a sandbag and/or run sprints every day. I’ve won a few age group 5Ks and 4 milers but my running career has been interrupted by COVID. I did, however, complete a three-day mini-stage trail race in Alabama in October 2020. Also, I’m a fan of 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; In 2009, I received the Ginsberg Young Leaders Award by the national organization. I currently serve on the Board of Trustees of the Laguna Blanca School, and recently 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, especially to New York, Washington DC, and San Francisco.
I am currently pursuing my Masters in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. I am trained to work with sensitive issues and diverse populations with empathy and confidentiality and to provide support in anxiety-provoking and emotional situations.
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.