This Agreement is between 7Sage Consulting Partners LP (“7Sage” and the signatory below (“Client”), and it concerns the Client’s purchase of admissions consulting services.
7Sage will provide editorial guidance and strategic consultation (“Services”) to help the Client with applications to ten or fewer American or Canadian JD programs. 7Sage and the Client will agree on a list of ten or fewer American or Canadian JD programs (“Covered Schools”) for which 7Sage will provide Services. 7Sage will not be obligated to provide Services for additional law schools, although the Client may apply to additional law schools without 7Sage’s help.
If 7Sage and the Client do not explicitly decide on the Client’s Covered Schools, the Covered Schools shall consist of the first ten law schools to which the Client applies with 7Sage’s help after the execution of this Agreement.
7Sage’s Services are intended to cover ten applications in a single admissions cycle unless the Client Delays.
If the Client purchases Admissions Consulting without After-the-Application Support, the Services shall end as soon as any of the following events occur:
If the Client purchases Admissions Consulting with After-the-Application Support, the Services shall end as soon as any of the following events occur:
If the Client purchases Admissions Consulting without After-the-Application Support and later adds After-the-Application Support, the services will still only cover a single admissions cycle. Specifically, they shall end…
For example, if the client purchases Admissions Consulting on February 1, 2021 and immediately begins to use the Service, then purchases After-the-Application Support on December 1, 2021, the services shall end on August 1, 2022—eighteen months after the client began to use the initial service.
7Sage’s Services will consist of the following:
If the Client purchases After-the-Application Support, the Services shall also include the following:
7Sage will make a good faith effort to respond to the Client’s emails and phone calls in a timely fashion, and to provide editorial feedback on the Client’s Documents within 48 hours of receipt. If 7Sage receives a Document outside of 7Sage’s normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET on Monday through Friday) or on an American holiday, 7Sage may from time to time take longer than 48 hours. 7Sage will make a good faith effort to warn the Client in advance if 7Sage anticipates that editorial feedback shall take longer than 48 hours.
7Sage will keep the Client’s Documents and personal information confidential. 7Sage editors and consultants may share the Client’s Documents and information with other 7Sage editors and consultants. 7Sage may also share the Client’s documents with third-party proofreaders for the purpose of proofreading.
7Sage’s Services do not include the following unless provided for in a separate agreement:
If the Client has not purchased After-the-Application Support, 7Sage will not help with a given school after the Client has submitted an application to that school. In particular, if the Client has not purchased After-the-Application Support, 7Sage will not help with the following:
After the Client and 7Sage are both satisfied that a given Document (e.g., a personal statement) is finished, 7Sage shall offer to perform a Final Proofread on said Document with the Client’s consent. After the Final Proofread of a given Document, the Document shall be Finalized. 7Sage shall help the Client tailor a Finalized Document to a Covered School but will not otherwise replace or perform Services on the Finalized Document.
Example 1: The Client Finalizes a three-page personal statement for School A. The Client also wants to apply to School B, which requires two-page personal statements. 7Sage shall help the Client produce a two-page version of her personal statement.
Example 2: The Client Finalizes a personal statement for School A but wants to tailor it to School B. 7Sage shall help the client add a school-specific paragraph for School B.
Example 3: The Client Finalizes a personal statement about her experience as a legal intern but decides that she really wants to write about bird watching. 7Sage shall not be obligated to help the Client write a new personal statement about bird watching.
Human summary: When we both agree that an essay is done, we’ll do a Final Proofread. After that, we won’t replace the essay or do any more edits on the essay unless the edits are necessary to tailor it for a given school.
The Client agrees to pay for 7Sage’s consulting services in full, if he or she has not already done so, according to a schedule agreed upon by the Client and 7Sage (the “Payment Plan”).
If the Client has agreed to a Payment Plan with 7Sage, 7Sage will periodically send emails to the client with links to an online payment portal (“Invoices”). Payment is to be made within 15 days of each Invoice. Any payment after the due date is subject to 2% interest per month.
7Sage does not allow the Client to “downgrade” from the Consulting package to another editing package.
7Sage offers a qualified six-day refund policy. If the Client requests a refund within six days of payment, the Client shall be entitled to a full refund less $250 per hour of 7Sage’s work time. The Client acknowledges that this refund policy will govern even if the Client encounters unforeseen circumstances.
From time to time, 7Sage may be sold out and offer potential Clients a spot on a Waitlist. If 7Sage has offered a consulting or editorial package from a Waitlist and Client has purchased from said Waitlist, such purchase will not be eligible for any refund unless otherwise noted.
7Sage shall not be obligated to refund the Client if and because the Client is disappointed by the results of his or her Applications.
Human summary: You can ask for a refund within six days, but we’ll charge you at $250 per hour for any work we may have already done.
7Sage reserves the right to terminate this Agreement at any time if the Client misrepresents facts about himself or herself, acts egregiously, becomes hostile, proves impossible to satisfy, maintains unreasonable expectations, or makes unreasonable demands despite 7Sage’s good faith efforts. In such cases, 7Sage shall refund the Client on a prorated basis.
7Sage offers two models of service. In the One-Consultant Model, a Client is paired with a single consultant—a former law school admissions officer. In the Two-Consultant Model, a Client is paired with both a writer, called the Primary Consultant, and a former law school admissions officer, called the Supervisor.
In the Two-Consultant Model, the Primary Consultant shall edit the Client’s documents. The Supervising Consultant shall sign off on the plan or the initial outline for each Major Document*, and the Supervising Consultant shall briefly review a later draft of each such Document, but the Supervising Consultant shall not offer further feedback on the Client’s documents.
In general, a Client should expect to interact more with the Primary Consultant than with the Supervisor in the Two-Consultant Model. Should a Client wish to interact more with a former law school admissions officer, the Client should elect the One-Consultant Model, in which case the Client shall be paired solely with a former law school admissions officer.
*The Major Documents consist of the essays and documents specified in the “Attachments” section of an LSAC application, and usually consist of a personal statement and one or more optional essays.
Human Summary: If you work with a writer and a former law school admissions officer, the writer will be your primary consultant and the former law school admissions officer will be your supervisor.
Human summary: If you’ve started working on two documents or fewer, you can delay your admissions cycle, but you have to finalize what you started before you take a break. For example, if we’re working on your personal statement, you have to finalize the personal statement within two months. We won’t be able to help you with a new personal statement or change your personal statement next cycle except to tailor it to each school.
If you haven’t started a given essay before you delay, we can work on it with you later.
You can only delay your admissions cycle once.
7Sage shall consider that a Client has Disengaged if (1) 7Sage has ever given the Client feedback or suggestions for at least one Document and (2) the Client has not sent 7Sage a new draft of ANY Document for 45 days or more.
If a Client Disengages, 7Sage shall not make Substantial Revisions to any Documents on which 7Sage has already performed Services. Substantial Revisions are defined as any Service beyond proofreading for grammar, typos, punctuation errors, and usage mistakes.
Example 1: 7Sage sends the Client feedback on a personal statement. The Client does not communicate to 7Sage for 45 days except to write, “Thanks, I’ll think about it.”
The Client has Disengaged. 7Sage will proofread the personal statement but won’t otherwise revise it or help the Client write a new one.
Example 2: 7Sage sends the Client feedback on a personal statement. The Client does not respond to that email for 45 days but DOES send a draft of a diversity statement within 45 days.
The Client is still actively engaged. 7Sage shall help the Client complete both the personal statement and the diversity statement.
Human summary: If you stop working actively on your applications, we’ll proofread documents we’ve already started, but we won’t otherwise work on or replace them.
The Client may upgrade from Unlimited Editing for One Essay to Admissions Consulting for the price difference under two conditions: first, the Client must upgrade from Unlimited Editing to Admissions Consulting within a year, and second, the client must use the essay the Client worked on with the Unlimited Editing package.
For the elimination of doubt, if the Client has Upgraded to Admissions Consulting from a previous purchase, 7Sage will not start over on any document covered by the previous purchase. If the Client has finished a document with an Unlimited Edit before Upgrading to Admissions Consulting, 7Sage shall consider the given document to be Finalized.
Example: You use an Unlimited Edit for One Essay to craft your personal statement, then upgrade to Admissions Consulting. We’ll help you tailor your personal statement to each school covered by Admissions Consulting, but we won’t help you start over on a new personal statement.
The minimal Admissions Consulting Upgrade Price is $2,700, even if you have purchased more than one Unlimited Edit.
The Client’s LSAT scores, undergraduate GPA, professional background, disciplinary record, and many factors over which 7Sage has no control will constrain and affect the Client’s chances of admission to law school. 7Sage makes no guarantee, either explicit or implicit, that the Client will be admitted to any particular law school.
Law school application requirements and the processes by which law schools admit applicants may change from year to year, and 7Sage may from time to time be unaware of such changes.
The application to Yale Law School asks if you received assistance in preparing your application. If the answer is “yes,” Yale asks you to specify from whom you received the assistance, the nature of the assistance, and whether or not you paid for the assistance. Answering “yes” may impact your chances of acceptance to Yale.
Human summary: We’ll do our best to help you, but some of this is out of our control. We don’t guarantee that you’ll get accepted anywhere.
7Sage provides, in addition to the aforementioned Services, information and guidance about law school admissions in the form of online lessons, videos, webinars, documents, and other forms of communication (“Materials”). 7Sage does not make any warranty of any kind (expressed or implied) as to the results that may be obtained from use of its Materials or Services. In particular, 7Sage does not guarantee that the Materials or Services will result in acceptance to law school or any other academic institution, or that the Materials or Services will result in an offer of financial aid. 7Sage’s Materials and Services are provided “AS IS,” and 7Sage does not guarantee that they are accurate or current.
7Sage is not responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage (including rejection from any law school) related to the Client’s use of the Materials or Services. The Client agrees to protect, indemnify, save, defend, and hold harmless 7Sage, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent entities, and partners, and each of their assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, contractors, and employees from and against any and all expenses, damages, claims, suits, actions, judgments, costs, and expenses whatsoever (including reasonable attorney’s fees), arising out of, or in any way connected with (1) any breach of this Agreement; and/or (2) any acts or omissions of the Client. In the event 7Sage expends any monies in an effort to enforce the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Client shall reimburse 7Sage for all of the said costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees).
If any provision of this Agreement is void or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed omitted and the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
7Sage shall have the right, at its election, to assign this Agreement to any person, firm, or corporation, including all 7Sage employees, contractors, shareholders, parent entities, subsidiaries, and affiliates. The Client may not assign its rights under this Agreement under any circumstances.
This Agreement contains the entire Agreement between the parties and supersedes all previous negotiations, understandings, and agreements, verbal or written, with respect to any matters referred to in this Agreement.
It is the intention of the parties that this Agreement and the performance under it be construed in accordance with and pursuant to the laws of New York, New York, and that in any action or other proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or by reason of this Agreement, the laws of New York shall govern.
Client hereby agrees to the 7Sage website’s Terms of Service.
The Client represents that he or she has read and understands this Agreement. Any modification or waiver to this Agreement must be approved in writing by 7Sage and the Client.
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