Julie M.TFA Applicant with Decreased LSAT score
Our client was discouraged after receiving a 4-point decrease on the LSAT, coupled with a less competitive GPA.
Extensive professional and volunteer experience in education sector.
First in family to graduate high school / college
Our client was discouraged after receiving a 4-point decrease on the LSAT, coupled with a less competitive GPA. As the first in the family to graduate college, the client was also daunted by the graduate school application process. With strong public service and post-graduate experience, including a 4.0 in a Master’s program, this client had much to offer as a law school candidate, but was unsure how to frame the application.
Admitted to Columbia (with scholarship), Berkeley (with scholarship), Cornell.
Because law schools encounter many Teach For America applicants, our strategy had to showcase this clients unique story. We discussed the client’s experiences a first-generation high school graduate, and the “reality-checks” she encountered in helping students from disadvantaged socio-economic communities as a teacher. Expressing a clear and focused motivation for attending law school was paramount in establishing why this particular TFA applicant was prepared to excel beyond what may have been indicated by her numbers.