Timothy Knox, Admissions Counselor

Timothy Knox

Academic Background

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

B.S., Suffolk University, magna cum laude

Academic Background

Tim Knox graduated with his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. While in law school, Tim was the Articles Review Editor of the Virginia Tax Review, where he reviewed all submissions and selected the articles the journal printed. Tim spent his 1L summer as a research assistant for Professor George K. Yin. During law school, Tim also participated in the LAWforUS program, where he mentored UVA undergraduate students considering going to law school. Tim graduated with his Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Economics (with a minor in Mathematics) from Suffolk University. While going to college full-time, Tim gained valuable experience through externships, including working as a pricing analyst at Fidelity Investments and an economics researcher at the Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research. Tim also spent three years working at the Center for Learning and Academic Success as an academic tutor and study group leader, working with students to improve their performance in a variety of subjects.

Work Experience

Tim is a corporate attorney who regularly represents public and private companies and private equity sponsors with respect to a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, initial public offerings and corporate governance matters. Tim has also represented hedge fund clients in shareholder activist campaigns. Tim has worked at some of the leading law firms in the country. He began his career in the New York office of the former international law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. While at Dewey, Tim did a fellowship at Lawyers Alliance for New York, where he counseled nonprofit real estate developers in connection with a variety of public interest real estate transactions. Tim then joined the New York office of the elite global law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. While at Kirkland, Tim represented public and private companies and large private equity sponsors in mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries. Most recently, Tim joined the corporate department of the Manhattan law firm Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP. In addition to being a corporate attorney, Tim is also an entrepreneur and an investor.

What I like most about being a Stratus Law School Admissions Counselor:

Going to a good law school can truly be a life-changing experience. It opens up so many doors for you professionally, not only in the legal field, but also in business, politics, entertainment and beyond. Most importantly, however, it trains you to think critically and logically, which are skills that you will be able to use throughout your life in all your endeavors. For applicants, this can be both an exciting and stressful time, because so much is on the line. I enjoy learning about my clients’ backgrounds and life moments and working with them through all stages of the application process to present a compelling case to admissions committees.

One piece of advice I would share with someone who is applying to law school:

Your application and resume are the appropriate settings for you to present the admissions committees with your qualifications and achievements. When approaching your essays, go beyond those impressive facts. Take this as an opportunity to reflect back on your life, how you got to where you are and where you want to go. Explore past events and experiences and think deeply about how they have changed your perspective and what they reflect about you. As you will soon discover, everyone at your law school has stellar resumes, so set yourself apart by showing something deeper to the admissions committee. Law schools are looking for well-rounded and interesting applicants who are passionate and can add value to their school.

3 Random Facts:

  • I recently climbed to the summits of Chimborazo (20,564 ft.) and Cotopaxi (19,347 ft.) in Ecuador and I have also climbed Mt. Rainier, the most glaciated peak in the US outside of Alaska.
  • I entered a short film that I wrote, directed and edited into the NYC 48-hour film festival…it did not win.
  • I am an avid rock and ice climber and have been alpine skiing since I was 4.