Law School Admissions Consulting and Editing
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Admissions Officers & Award-Winning Writers

We combine years of experience in law school admissions with the editorial talent of professional, published authors.

We know what it takes to get into top programs—our former admissions officers have reviewed applications at Columbia Law School, University of Michigan Law School, University of Virginia School of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and University of California Berkeley School of Law.

You truly brought out the best writer in me, and your guidance helped me get into a school that was a far-fetched dream. For that, I’m eternally grateful.

Yara

Our writing experts have graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, written for The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, Vogue, and The Atlantic, received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Program, and published critically acclaimed novels with imprints like Penguin Books. But we don’t impose our vision on your essays: we help your work become the best version of itself.

Sign up with 7Sage to make your story sing.

We Help Applicants Beat the Odds

During the 2021–2022 cycle, 7Sage consulting clients were four times more successful than the overall applicant pool to T14 schools.

Of our clients who got into T14 schools, 2 in 3 had a below-median LSAT score or GPA.

Over a third of 7Sage consulting clients who were admitted to Yale Law School got in with a below-median LSAT score or GPA.

Sign up with 7Sage to boost your chances.

What Package is Right for You?

For most students, Admissions Consulting Pro is the best value. You’ll be paired with both a professional writer and a former admissions officer, and they’ll work together to help you develop and articulate an individualized application strategy. They will help you develop a school list, decide whether to apply early decision, and contextualize character and fitness issues, unusual academic or personal circumstances, and gaps in employment. They’ll also give you start-to-finish help (yes, that includes brainstorming!) with every piece of writing you need to produce for up to five schools. That means:

  • Personal statements
  • Diversity statements
  • Résumés
  • Why “X” essays
  • Optional essays
  • Character and fitness addenda
  • LSAT and low-GPA addenda
  • Employment-gap addenda
  • Scholarship essays that are included on law school applications
  • Short-answer application questions
  • Correspondence with admissions officers before submission

If you purchase Admissions Consulting Plus, they’ll help you with scholarship reconsideration, interview prep, and waitlist strategy as well.

Students who feel comfortable with their overall strategy should consider Admissions Consulting Lite, which includes strategic guidance but will emphasize editorial support. The custom window also enables you to mix and match smaller services to create a more personalized package. You might choose Unlimited Edits in order to work on your personal statement with a writer and then purchase an hour with an admissions officer in order to refine your school list.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Want to learn more about our program? Have questions?
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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between Admissions Consulting Pro and Admissions Consulting Lite?

If you purchase Admissions Consulting Pro, you’re paired with both a writer and an admissions officer. If you purchase Admissions Consulting Lite, you work with a writer.

Can I purchase Admissions Consulting Lite and work with an admissions officer instead of a writer?

Yes! Just write to us at editors@7Sage.com or note your request in your response to the welcome email. A writer will concentrate more on your written materials; an admissions officer will concentrate on your overall strategy.

How does the “custom” window work?

The custom window enables you to purchase multiple services at the same time so that you can build your own personalized admissions package. You can choose any combination or number of the services listed. If you purchase a mix of writer- and admissions-officer packages, we’ll pair you with the same writer for each writer package and the same admissions officer for each admissions-officer package.

What’s the difference between Admissions Consulting Pro and Admissions Consulting Plus?

Admissions Consulting Pro covers you until you submit your applications to five schools. Admissions Consulting Plus offers after-the-application support that covers you after you submit to each school. Students commonly use it for interview prep, waitlist help, and scholarship negotiations.

Do I need After-the-Application Support?

Most students find themselves waitlisted at some schools and accepted at others, in which case After-the-Application Support may help. Law school interviews are also becoming more common, though many schools do not interview.

Can I purchase After-the-Application Support later?

Yes. After-the-Application Support costs $1499 if you purchase it with Admissions Consulting. It costs $1999 if you purchase it later.

How long do I get to work with you?

Admissions Consulting covers you until you finish submitting five applications. We require that you submit those applications in the same application cycle.

If you add After-the-Application Support, we’ll work with you until the last day of August that follows your applications.

Do you offer payment plans?

7Sage is pleased to offer affordable payment plans for our Admissions Consulting packages.

Here's how it works: we split the purchase price into six monthly payments. You pay the first today, and then we will reach out once a month to remind you to make your next monthly payment until you're paid up.

That's it! No interest, no shady terms, and no third-party companies you have to deal with.

Note: once you buy, you are obligated to complete all the payments.

Do you offer LLM consulting packages?

We do! You can find them here and the LLM packages here.

What if I start working with you on my applications but decide to delay until next cycle?

If you’ve started working with us on two documents or fewer, we’ll finish what we started before you take a break and pick up later where we left off. Our philosophy is that once you purchase our services, you’re entitled to use them. The flip side is that we won’t repeat work. For example, if you finish your personal statement before you delay, we won’t be able to revise or replace it when you resume.

If you’ve started working on more than two different documents, though, we won’t be able to extend your package, and we’ll ask that you finish working on your applications now.

Is there a refund policy?

We have a qualified 6-day refund policy. If you change your mind, let us know within 6 days of payment to get a full refund less $250 per hour of our consultants’ work time and a 6% processing fee.

How will I get paired with a consultant?

Our pairing process isn’t random, but we don’t have a formula, either. After your purchase, we’ll send you an initial survey. When we see your responses, we’ll match you with consultants whom we think you’ll work well with.

You can see our team here: https://7sage.com/admissions/about-us/.

Is there a contract?

There sure is. You can see our consulting contract here.

For more answers, email editors@7sage.com or schedule a free consultation with one of our consultants.

Check out a sample edit!

Before

Three, Two, One, Gong! However, I almost did not hear any applause at the trade opening ceremony. It was all because of the huge 18.38 green figure, a 25% drop of XMan’s offering price, shown at the screen of the Bolsa de Montevideo, Uruguay’s stock exchange. As drafting counsel of the company, I have never imagined it would have such a deep down opening price followed by another 40% drop. That day was May 9th, 2015, another crash came into the casino-like Uruguayan stock markets.

The crash reminded me of my own investing experience five years ago, in a cold October, my first stock plunged likely from USD31 to USD23 in three trading days, which made all my former profits suddenly gone away and I was instantaneously suffering from huge loss.

Now I understand it’s mainly the markets lacking a buffering system, but then I naively thought my loss was all because I did not have a good investment portfolio, cannot figure out the technical sign before a crash and ignored the fact that no stock could go one-way growth. From then on, I decided to analyze the K curves, check on famous investors’ opinions and collected predictions from financial media every day. In the following months, I did short term trades and altered my holdings frequently – I did make some correct decision, which made me feel I was a genius, but for most of the other times, I was terribly wrong. Two months past and it turned out my effort did not work out – I was actually losing more. Tired, vexed and depressed, upon the coming Christmas, I cleared all my holdings to prevent further losses.

But I knew I was not a guy resigned to lose. After Christmas I started to read investment books. I read Buffett, Peter Lynch as well as Graham, hoping to find a universal truth in investments from their works. Many of their theories and techniques are very impressive, but it is the book The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham that gave me the core inspiration, and the most inspiring word to me was probability.

The word dawned on me – there is no perfect operation on stock market – no one can always buy at the low and sell at the high. Investment was all about the likelihood. The motive of go perfect is out of my greed and fear. I suddenly understood investment was not only dealing with the market but also myself. I have to control my emotions to think rationally and make timely response. In the long run, I can gain profits from the circumstances that I am probably sure about where the market is going. For other times, run, wait and most importantly, use the time to learn something new. Learning more can help me to upgrade my strategies and grasp next opportunity, which will ultimately benefit me in deciphering the market.

The Intelligent Investor taught me to grow out of my comfort zone, keep learning new knowledge and wait for the opportunity to strike, which mirrors my wish to apply for a prestigious US law school. Today, I want to go out of Uruguay to learn from the world’s most developed market system, I wish to learn how the US designed and improved its rules and I dream of helping my country in its way towards a more stable and mature market. I hope ___ will give me the opportunity.

After a 7Sage Edit

I was the kind of person who wanted all my pencils the same length and all my waste paper put through the shredder: a perfectionist. A newly hired paralegal at Baker Mckenzie, I was also a novice in financial markets. By buying at cyclical lows and selling at cyclical highs, I expected perfect results. My first quarter only exacerbated my naivety: I managed an eighteen percent gain, which I attributed wholly to my skill.

Then the market tanked. In October of 2011, in a span of just three days, my portfolio lost twenty-five percent of its value. The bitter loss left me sleepless and without appetite. I staggered around in a haze, purple bags under my eyes. It was hard not to take it personally.

I decided to reeducate myself. I read Buffett, Peter Lynch, and many other big names, hoping to find a universal answer, a foolproof trading strategy. Towers of books rose up on my floor, and still I couldn’t find what I was looking for.

Eventually, I came across The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, where I read a simple truth that changed my life: stock trading is a game of probabilities. There is no perfect method.

I realized that I couldn’t control the stock market, but I could control my own expectations. To be a competent investor, I had to regulate my emotions and bet on the percentages instead of chasing huge gains. The optimal strategy was to let go of my perfectionism.

I started investing not only in the market but in myself. I continued to read extensively, do internships, and take classes related to the market. Above all, I practiced being calm. I tried to take every gain and loss in stride.

But even as I became more comfortable with risk, I became more aware of how volatile the Uruguayan markets were. Outdated regulations meant that the markets lacked a modern buffering system. Working on a technology company’s $500 million merger in my capacity as Baker Mckenzie’s paralegal showed me how the American securities system values fiduciary duty and shareholders’ rights. Although America’s system is far from perfect, it could teach the Uruguayans a lot.

I, for one, am ready to learn more. At Universidad Católica del Uruguay, I studied Uruguayan financial regulation and economics, but I’ll need to study in the US before I can fully understand American financial regulations. My career goal is to become a leader of Uruguay’s central bank. I plan to use what I learn in America to make my country’s markets more stable and fair. I know it won’t be easy, but my investing experience has taught me to temper big dreams with modest expectations. I don’t have to make the Uruguayan system perfect. I just have to make it better.

Start-to-finish help.

Choose Admissions Consulting for expert guidance through every step of the admissions process.

 

Evaluate

Step 1

We’ll begin by identifying your strengths and weaknesses. You’ll get a better sense of where you stand and how you might contribute to the incoming class.

 

Plan

Step 2

We’ll talk about where, when, and how to apply. You’ll get a comprehensive checklist ordered by priority.

 

Write and Edit

Step 3

We’ll help you brainstorm, revise, and proofread every document that you need for your applications. You’ll get essays that maximize your strengths, mitigate your liabilities, and represent your motivation.

 

Gut Check

Step 4

We’ll review your documents to make sure that they’re not raising any questions or missing any opportunities.

 

Grammar Check

Step 5

We’ll make sure all documents are free of errors.

💡 Every document gets proofread by two different professionals.

 

Application Review

Step 6

Before you submit, we’ll do a series of final checks on your entire application.

 

Continuing Guidance

Throughout

We’re always looking for opportunities to improve your odds, and we’re always available to answer your questions.

 

They Really Like Us 😊

Take a look at these unsolicited responses from our clients:

I am officially committed to Stanford! I could say this is a dream come true, but honestly, I never even dreamed that I would be able to go here. You were such an enormous help in making that happen, and I can’t thank you enough.

I also wanted to thank you for making me a better writer. Going through the revision process with you offered me a more thorough look at producing great work than probably any other writing exercise I’ve ever done. You’re truly incredible at what you do!

Courtney

Unfortunately, we cannot go back in time, but knowing what I do now—I would certainly have chosen 7Sage for the admissions package over another popular admissions service. I am going to request one last edit.

Derek

I will be tapping you again for your services in the next year or two. I don’t think I can trust anyone else.

William

You helped me make the best application possible. Thank you.

George

About 7Sage Consultants


  • Aaron Thier

    Aaron Thier

    Director of Admissions Services

    Aaron Thier

    Aaron Thier

    Director of Admissions Services

    Aaron received a BA in Literature from Yale University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida, where he taught both creative and expository writing. He is the author of three novels: The Ghost Apple (a semi-finalist for the Thurber Prize), Mr. Eternity (a finalist for the same award), and The World is a Narrow Bridge. His essays and criticism have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books,Lucky Peach, and other magazines, and in 2016 he received a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment from the Arts.

  • Susan Cersovsky

    Susan Cersovsky

    Admissions Officer

    Susan Cersovsky

    Susan Cersovsky

    Admissions Officer

    Susan has worked in admissions at Columbia Law School for the last five years, where she served on the Admissions Committee, conducted candidate interviews, reviewed and rendered decisions on thousands of applications each year, oversaw merit-based scholarships, and designed recruiting strategies. She began her law career in New York at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in the reorganization and restructuring department, and worked in-house at New York Life Insurance Company. She also has litigated on a pro bono basis for Sanctuary for Families in Bronx Family Court.

    Susan holds a JD from Columbia Law School, where she edited the Human Rights Law Review and the Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, and participated in the Harlem Tutorial Program. She received a BA with distinction and MA in English from Emory University. Currently, Susan resides with her family in Harlem and New York’s Hudson Valley. When she is not helping law school applicants gain acceptance to their dream schools, she can be found developing her mediation skills, serving on the New York City Bar Association’s Sex & Law Committee, co-chairing the Columbia Law School Reunion Committee, painting and doing ceramics, or spending time with her family’s dogs.

  • Tajira McCoy

    Tajira McCoy

    Admissions Officer

    Tajira McCoy

    Tajira McCoy

    Admissions Officer

    Tajira worked in law school admissions for ten years, most recently as the Director of Admissions and Scholarship Programs at Berkeley Law. At Berkeley Law, her primary responsibilities included recruiting and advising prospective law school applicants about the application process, evaluating applicants for admission and for incoming scholarship opportunities, managing the scholarship reconsideration process, and supporting diversity recruitment efforts.

    During her tenure in law admissions, her recruitment efforts spanned JD and LLM programs at four law schools, including public and private institutions, a Jesuit institution, and an HBCU. Tajira built and cultivated relationships within the law school and pre-law communities, often speaking on panels about the admissions process, diversity in law schools, personal and diversity statement workshops, and financial aid talks. For the Law School Admissions Council, she served on the Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admissions Process Subcommittee, the Subcommittee on DiscoverLaw Plus Programs, the International Outreach and Recruitment Work Group, the Annual Meeting Planning Work Group, and the Diversity Committee. She also evaluated submissions to the LSAC Diversity Writing Competition, and she presented at several Annual Meeting Conferences and numerous LSAC Forum events.

    Tajira received her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge and her JD from Southwestern Law School. She currently serves as the Director of Career Services at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she cultivates employer relationships and advises students and alumni on career planning and job search strategy. Tajira is also the debut author of a rom-com forthcoming from MIRA Books of HarperCollins in early 2022. When she’s not advising students or writing, you might find her testing out new recipes and hosting Supper Club meals for close friends.

  • Josh Brooks

    Josh Brooks

    Admissions Officer

    Josh Brooks

    Josh Brooks

    Admissions Officer

    Josh served on the admissions committee for Cornell Law School, where he read applications, conducted interviews, and advised the committee on candidates. Josh holds a JD from Cornell Law School, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees from other institutions. In law school, Josh served as general editor of the Cornell Law Review and was one of the few students to be published in an elite law journal. Josh started his legal career at a Vault number-one labor and employment law firm, but quickly transitioned to an academic focus when he was awarded the e-Government Fellowship of Cornell Law School. As the e-Government Fellow, Josh taught law students, managed research projects, published multiple articles, and represented Cornell University’s interests in legislative initiatives in New York City. Josh has been featured on NBC New York and in Ezra Magazine and Politico for his work in NYC. Josh then accepted a position as head of the Office of Distinguished Graduate Fellowships at Arizona State University, where he built what started as a small unit into one of the largest and most successful graduate student advising programs in academia, significantly increasing prestigious fellowship grants university-wide. Josh also served as the development chair for the Chicano/Latino Faculty & Staff Association and advised undergraduates in the honors college on law school admissions. Today, Josh owns two successful businesses and is presently writing a book about the wonderful, surreal, and disturbing history of the southwest United States.

  • Brigitte Suhr

    Brigitte Suhr

    Admissions Officer

    Brigitte Suhr

    Brigitte Suhr

    Admissions Officer

    Brigitte holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. For two years, she worked in admissions at the University of Virginia School of Law. As she assessed prospective JD files, she often thought about how the applicants could have done a better job of conveying their strengths and contextualizing their weaknesses.

    Prior to her work as a consultant, Brigitte traversed the globe as an international human rights lawyer, advocating for truth, justice, and reparations in post-conflict societies. Working for organizations such as Human Rights Watch and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, she carried out fact-finding, training, and advocacy missions to more than two dozen countries, meeting with stakeholders from presidents to survivor collectives. She feels honored to have had a hand in the legal reforms of over fifty countries ranging from Costa Rica to South Africa. Brigitte also spent several years working in Guatemala, first as counsel to a human rights NGO and then as an investigator of the atrocities committed during the country’s thirty-six-year armed conflict.

    Brigitte continues to consult with foundations and non-profits on human rights programs and research covering issues such as justice reform, LGBTQ advocacy, and anti-slavery initiatives. When she’s not working, you can find Brigitte hiking the trails of the Santa Monica Mountains with her ball-crazy Labrador named Milo.

  • Gail Dauer

    Gail Dauer

    Admissions Officer

    Gail Dauer

    Gail Dauer

    Admissions Officer

    Gail has worked in admissions for seven years, most recently at the University of Michigan Law School, where she was the sole first reader of applications. Before coming to Ann Arbor, Gail advised investment banks on broker-dealer regulatory issues at the New York law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and conducted enforcement actions as a senior attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission in Boston. She earned her BA in Psychology from Brandeis University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where she served as an editor of the law review.

    When she is not helping applicants gain acceptance to their dream schools, Gail can be found painting portraits, walking her cavachon Benji, and savoring local Tex-Mex delicacies.

  • RL Goldberg

    RL Goldberg

    Writer

    RL Goldberg

    RL Goldberg

    Writer

    RL Goldberg is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Dartmouth College. They earned an AB from Harvard College, an MFA in fiction from the University of Florida, and a PhD from Princeton. RL's first book, I Changed My Sex! Pedagogy and Trans Narrative, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press. RL has taught in prisons in Massachusetts and New Jersey for the last decade.

  • Lei Wang

    Lei Wang

    Writer

    Lei Wang

    Lei Wang

    Writer

    Lei has at various times been a science journalist in Hong Kong, a happiness researcher in Florida, a private investigator in San Francisco, and a life coach and translator in Shanghai, where she was born (though she grew up in a tiny immigrant town in New Jersey). She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Yale and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Iowa, where she designed and taught classes to undergraduates that combined creative writing, literature, philosophy, and life lessons.

    Her work has been recognized by the Vermont Studio Center, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Iowa Arts Fellowship, and the Marcus Bach Graduate Fellowship for writing that “fosters intercultural communication and the understanding of diverse philosophies and religious perspectives.” She is currently writing a book about consciousness hacking, a work of creative nonfiction/literary self-help that explores the possibility of a reality in which everything is perfectly okay, right now.

  • Selene Steelman

    Selene Steelman

    Admissions Officer

    Selene Steelman

    Selene Steelman

    Admissions Officer

    Selene holds a BA with Distinction in English from Swarthmore College and a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was Senior Managing Editor of the Cardozo Women’s Law Journal.

    For the last 14 years, she evaluated LL.M. and JD applications as a member of the Admissions Committee for Cardozo School of Law. As Director of LL.M. Admissions, she admitted and welcomed 27 new classes of LL.M. students from over 25 countries. Prior to joining Cardozo, she was a structured finance associate at a top-tier Manhattan law firm. Before she decided to pursue a legal education, she worked at a New York City literary agency, editing book proposals, negotiating subsidiary rights in the pre-digital era, and searching for the Great American Novel in the slush pile.

    She resides in northern New Jersey. When she is not helping law school candidates achieve their dreams, she spends her time playing the violin and ballroom dancing.

  • Jacob Baska

    Jacob Baska

    Admissions Officer

    Jacob Baska

    Jacob Baska

    Admissions Officer

    Jacob has worked in undergraduate and law admissions for over a decade and has reviewed tens of thousands of applications. He most recently served as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Notre Dame Law School. In that role, he was responsible for all matters related to recruitment strategy, file reading and decision making, yield programming, scholarship modeling, and connecting admitted students with faculty, alumni, and current students. Additionally, Jacob has been active in the law admissions community, serving on panels and subcommittees for the Law School Admissions Council. Despite a great deal of experience working on macro strategy for law schools, his most rewarding moments have always been connecting directly with students to help them achieve their goals, especially those from non-traditional backgrounds and marginalized communities.

    When not working, Jacob spends a great deal of time with his family, coaching one daughter's Girls on the Run team and serving as the cookie manager of another's Girl Scout troop. He is an avid BBQ aficionado and never shies from sharing his strong opinions about the St. Louis Cardinals.

  • Elizabeth Cavallari

    Elizabeth Cavallari

    Admissions Officer

    Elizabeth Cavallari

    Elizabeth Cavallari

    Admissions Officer

    Elizabeth Cavallari spent nearly six years as a senior and assistant dean of admissions at William & Mary Law School and three years in undergraduate admissions at Bucknell University. She has evaluated thousands of law school admissions files, interviewed hundreds of applicants, coordinated the waitlist, and advised both domestic and international candidates on the law school admissions process. She has also presented at the LSAC annual conference and at multiple prelaw advisor conferences on subjects ranging from waitlist strategies to resources for LGBTQIA students. Elizabeth is passionate about building relationships with her students as she guides them through the application process. When she’s not thinking about law school admissions, she advises a sorority at William & Mary, supporting collegiate leaders, and coordinates a 40+ Career Club to assist older job seekers. You can often find Elizabeth running through Colonial Williamsburg, pushing a double jogging stroller.

  • Patrick Liu

    Patrick Liu

    Writer

    Patrick Liu

    Patrick Liu

    Writer

    Patrick (he/him) is a recent JD graduate of Yale Law School and received his BA in Economics from the University of Chicago (Phi Beta Kappa). He was accepted to the top law schools in the country and was offered several full-ride awards, including the Root-Tilden-Kern and Hamilton scholarships. While at Yale Law, Patrick worked in the Admissions Office as an Admissions Representative, where he counseled prospective and admitted applicants, served on admissions panels, and worked extensively with the team to welcome incoming classes. He also served as Political Action Chair for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and as a coordinator with the National Lawyers Guild. Patrick was designated a 2020–21 Connecticut Bar Foundation Fellow for his commitment to public interest work. 

    Patrick started his legal career as a trial attorney at the Public Defender Services for the District of Columbia, representing juvenile clients facing felony charges. Before law school, Patrick worked with expert scholars at the Brookings Institution, researching issues related to employment, poverty, and education. His interests center around harm reduction, restorative justice, and abolition.

  • Jennifer Kott

    Jennifer Kott

    Admissions Officer

    Jennifer Kott

    Jennifer Kott

    Admissions Officer

    During a law admissions career that has spanned over twenty-five years, Jennifer Kott has worked at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Tulane University School of Law, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where she served as Director of Admissions.

    Jennifer enjoyed counseling, coaching, and advising alumni and students about law schools, the admissions and application process, scholarships, and the overall strategic approach to getting into the law school of their choice. She holds a BA in Sociology from Elon University and is a founding sister of the Theta Nu Chapter, Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity. She has been active in national admissions organizations, including the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), serving as a panelist at multiple annual meetings and conferences and as a member of the LSAC’s Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admissions Process Subcommittee and the National Recruitment Calendar Workgroup.

    Kott is an advocate of animal-assisted therapy and participated at law school student service functions with her service dog, Sara. When not enthusiastically helping others to reach their goals, Kott is wickedly cheering on all Boston (pronounced “Bahstin”) sports teams and fruitfully enjoys spending time with her family in North Carolina and floating on the James River.

  • Christie Belknap

    Christie Belknap

    Admissions Officer

    Christie Belknap

    Christie Belknap

    Admissions Officer

    Christie holds a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Emory Law School, where she served as an editor on the Emory Law Review. She worked at two top-tier law firms in New York City, but after getting her fill of late nights, fancy lunches, and (perhaps most importantly) paying off her student loans, she shifted gears and landed a job in the admissions office at Cardozo Law School. There, she reviewed applications, met and counseled prospective students, spoke on admissions panels, and travelled to such exotic locales as Pittsburgh and Columbus. She returned to practicing law as the real estate counsel for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where she helped move the Fulton Fish Market from South Street Seaport to a refrigerated, state of the art facility, and got to use the term “fishmonger” on a regular basis. In her latest role as an admissions consultant at 7Sage, she’s happy to draw upon her past experiences as an admissions officer and lawyer to help advise prospective students in the law school application process.

  • Jenifer Godfrey

    Jenifer Godfrey

    Admissions Officer

    Jenifer Godfrey

    Jenifer Godfrey

    Admissions Officer

    Jenifer worked in law school admissions for nearly ten years, most recently as Assistant Dean for Admissions & Scholarships at the William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas | Little Rock, where she served as first reader and had sole discretion on recruitment scholarship awards. Prior to that, she worked at the University of Idaho College of Law and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.

    Jenifer has demonstrated expertise in diversity pipeline programs and has served on LSAC’s Diversity Committee. She is skilled at helping future law students of all backgrounds understand how to best frame their values, experiences, and other attributes to showcase their unique contributions to diversity and the celebration of differences. She also served on LSAC’s Services & Programs Division Working Group, LSAC’s Information Services Division Working Group, and various LSAC Forum panels in addition to presenting twice at the LSAC Annual Meeting and Educational Conference.

    Jenifer earned both her bachelor’s and JD from West Virginia University and is now in the dissertation phase of her PhD in Educational Leadership & Research at Louisiana State University. When she is not working, you can find her enjoying her family’s zoo membership and sharing her love of animals with her children.

  • Amy Bonnaffons

    Amy Bonnaffons

    Writer

    Amy Bonnaffons

    Amy Bonnaffons

    Writer

    Amy holds a BA in literature (magna cum laude) from Yale University and an MFA in fiction writing from New York University, where she won the Goldwater Teaching Fellowship and an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. She taught in the Expository Writing Program at New York University for four years before deciding to pursue a PhD in English at the University of Georgia. Her story collection THE WRONG HEAVEN was published in 2018 by Lee Boudreaux Books at Little, Brown, and will be followed by THE REGRETS, a novel about the afterlife. Her writing has appeared in publications ranging from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to Kenyon Review and The Sun, and has won awards and fellowships from Yale University, Open City magazine, Bread Loaf, and The MacDowell Colony, among others.

    Amy is a founding editor of 7x7, a literary journal promoting collaboration between writers and visual artists, and has served as international editor of Washington Square Review. She has also helped many students hone their personal statements to gain admission to college, law school and business school.

  • Brian Booker

    Brian Booker

    Writer

    Brian Booker

    Brian Booker

    Writer

    Brian received a PhD in English and American Literature from NYU, and an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow and, in his third year, a Schulze Fellow. He has been the Grace Paley Fiction Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.

    Brian’s fiction has been published in Conjunctions, One Story, New England Review, Tin House, Vice, and other magazines; his stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the National Magazine Award. His debut short story collection, ARE YOU HERE FOR WHAT I’M HERE FOR?, was published in 2016 by Bellevue Literary Press.

    Brian has ten years of experience teaching expository writing and literature courses at NYU; he has also taught creative writing workshops at the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Most recently, he has been a Lecturer in the Program in Creative Writing at the University of Chicago, designing and teaching workshops for both undergraduate and graduate students on topics such as Literary Horror.

  • Sarah Cohen

    Sarah Cohen

    Writer

    Sarah Cohen

    Sarah Cohen

    Writer

    Sarah holds a BA in English and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis (Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude), where she was selected as a member of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society and was awarded the Washington University Prize for Undergraduate Fiction. She received an MFA in fiction writing from New York University, where she was awarded the Starworks Fellowship, and instructed undergraduates in the craft of fiction and poetry. She has worked for over four years at a top Manhattan literary agency, editing manuscripts and proposals for award-winning authors, including Russell Shorto, Tara Brach, and Maryanne Wolf. She teaches English and writing enrichment to high school students, and edits manuscripts freelance. She is currently writing a fantasy series for young adults.

  • Daniel Castro

    Daniel Castro

    Writer

    Daniel Castro

    Daniel Castro

    Writer

    Daniel has worked as a writing consultant for over a decade. He holds a BA in English from Indiana University-Bloomington, where he worked as a tutor at the campus writing center, and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he received a Dean’s Graduate Fellowship and taught undergraduate writing. He is a former Fulbright scholar in Spain, and his work has appeared in Tampa Review, Miami Herald, Gambit Weekly, and Salon. He was awarded the Cintas Fellowship in Literature in 2014 and the Faulkner Society’s novel prize in 2015. He was a resident at the MacDowell Colony in 2016. He teaches classes and does manuscript consulting for Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop in Brooklyn, and is a co-founder of the Berlin Writers’ Workshop.

  • Kristen Gleason

    Kristen Gleason

    Writer

    Kristen Gleason

    Kristen Gleason

    Writer

    Kristen holds a BA in English with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Regents’ and Chancellor’s scholar, and an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the University of Montana. She studied linguistics in Tromsø, Norway on a High North Fellowship. She is currently a doctoral student in English at the University of Georgia.

    Her fiction has appeared in Boston Review, Fence, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She was selected as an A Public Space Emerging Writers Fellow and was the winner of BOMB’s Biannual Fiction Contest and the North American White Review Short Story Prize in 2017. Recently, she was awarded a Fulbright grant to Norway for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    She has taught creative writing and composition at the University of Montana, Montana Tech, and the University of Georgia, where she received an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. She was the managing editor of the University of Montana’s literary journal, CutBank. She has also worked in the Oakland, California public school system, edited for an academic publisher, instructed students in GRE and SAT test prep, and tutored in the University of Georgia’s Writing Center.

  • Conor Ahern

    Conor Ahern

    Writer

    Conor Ahern

    Conor Ahern

    Writer

    Based out of Washington, D.C., Conor is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. Conor has been a law school admissions consultant for six years and has worked with dozens of prospective law students to achieve and exceed their admissions goals. In addition to his law school consulting work, Conor tutors the LSAT and works as a civil rights litigator in the employment space, with a focus on race, gender, and disability discrimination. He enjoys reading fiction, cooking, and making bad puns.

  • Jocelyn Glantz

    Jocelyn Glantz

    Admissions Officer

    Jocelyn Glantz

    Jocelyn Glantz

    Admissions Officer

    Jocelyn Glantz is a graduate of George Washington University and Brooklyn Law School. After practicing law, she returned to BLS to serve as the Assistant Director of Admissions. 

    To give herself more flexibility while raising her three girls, Jocelyn began consulting for a test prep company. She provided guidance to prospective undergraduate and law students, conducted essay and admissions workshops, and moderated law forums with panels of career and admissions professionals. Twenty years and hundreds of clients later, her individualized approach ensures that her clients present an application that highlights their achievements along with their personal and professional goals.

    To balance her life, Jocelyn works as the Associate Director and Staffing Director of an all-girls sleepaway camp, which enables her to enjoy the outdoors during the summer while mentoring campers and staff. As the fall application season begins and she switches from an iced tea to a chai latte, you can find her immersed in law school admissions, working diligently for her clients.

  • Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark

    Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark

    Writer

    Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark

    Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark

    Writer

    Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark received her MFA from the University of Virginia, where she taught writing as a Poe-Faulkner fellow. She also taught English for five years at UC-Berkeley Extension, specializing in helping international students write and revise application essays. Students she’s worked with have been accepted to top universities including Stanford, Princeton, and UC-Berkeley. On the other side of the admissions process, she has scored essays for TOEFL and TheDream.US scholarship.

    Caitlin is an award-winning writer with work in the Washington Post, Antioch Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Prairie Schooner, where she received the Lawrence Foundation Award for the best story published in 2017. Additional honors include a 2017-2018 Steinbeck fellowship from San Jose State University and a Distinguished Story in Best American Short Stories 2018. Outside of writing and editing, she enjoys watching horror films and finding good kids’ books to read with her one-year-old daughter.

  • Meghann Banacki

    Meghann Banacki

    Admissions Officer

    Meghann Banacki

    Meghann Banacki

    Admissions Officer

    Meghann spent nearly a decade as an admissions officer at Cardozo School of Law. As the Associate Director of Admissions, she was involved in every aspect of the admissions process, including oversight of transfer admission. She has reviewed thousands of JD applications, interviewed hundreds of applicants, and counseled countless prospective students on the law school application process and the law school experience. Meghann also served two terms on the Law School Admission Council’s Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process Subcommittee.

    Before transitioning to a career in admissions, Meghann was a litigation associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City.

    She received a BA, with honors, from Lehigh University, and a JD from Boston University. At BU, Meghann wrote on to the Law Review and later served on the editorial board as a Note Development Editor, guiding 2L students through the lengthy note-writing process.

    Meghann is a life-long reader and a mother of three young children. She loves exploring the beautiful parks and beaches of Monmouth County, New Jersey with them.

  • Jeremy Klemin

    Jeremy Klemin

    Writer

    Jeremy Klemin

    Jeremy Klemin

    Writer

    Jeremy Klemin is a writer and editor based in New York. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, he has also lived in Portugal, Scotland, and Brazil, where he taught at the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná as a Fulbright Fellow. He received grants from Phi Beta Kappa, Santander Bank, and the University of Edinburgh itself to pursue an MSc in Comparative Literature, and also received a scholarship from the Disquiet International Literary Program to support his creative nonfiction writing. He is a Contributing Editor at Help4Refugees, a Jordan-based humanitarian nonprofit.

    His nonfiction is published or forthcoming in publications like The New York Times Book Review, Literary Hub, Redivider, Highsnobiety, Joyland, Post Road, and The Common about countries as diverse as Palestine, Ukraine, Serbia, and Brazil. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese, occasionally writing in the latter, and is currently working on an essay collection about skateboarding and cerebral palsy.

  • Lulu Dewey

    Lulu Dewey

    Writer

    Lulu Dewey

    Lulu Dewey

    Writer

    Lulu holds a BS in Society and Environment from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA in writing from the University of Iowa, where she received fellowships in Rhetoric and Nonfiction as well as the Karl Claus Teaching Award.

    She has designed and taught creative writing and composition courses at the Buckley School and the University of Iowa on subjects ranging from the rhetoric of food to humor writing, environmental writing, and writing about fashion. She has also worked as a technical writer in Silicon Valley and was an archivist at the Berkeley Folklore Archive.

    Her essays, stories, and journalism have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Los Angeles Review of Books, DIAGRAM, Iowa Public Radio, and others. Her essay “Dams in Distress” was a 2020 finalist for the Pinch Page Prize. She is currently at work on a collection of humorous essays.

  • Ethan Madore

    Ethan Madore

    Writer

    Ethan Madore

    Ethan Madore

    Writer

    Ethan Madore received a BA in History from Vassar College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, where he was the 2017–2018 Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. He has taught literature and personal writing courses for over five years, including classes on environmental, political, and travel writing, as well as graduate classes in journalism and cultural studies at the University of Dortmund in Germany. At Iowa, he designed a new series of courses for the Iowa Publishing Track and won an Outstanding Teaching Award. In Germany, he was a guest of honor at the national celebration of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday.

    A former editor of The Essay Review, his writing appears online in The Iowa Review and Guesthouse. He is at work on his first two books of nonfiction, a collection of essays about prehistory and a love song to the year 2011.

  • Susannah Davies

    Susannah Davies

    Writer

    Susannah Davies

    Susannah Davies

    Writer

    Susannah attended Barnard College, where she studied English and visual arts, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she received a teaching fellowship to study fiction. At Iowa, she taught literature and creative writing courses. In 2016, Susannah was a finalist for the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowship. She is currently based in New Orleans and is at work on a collection of short stories.

  • Lee Cole

    Lee Cole

    Writer

    Lee Cole

    Lee Cole

    Writer

    Lee Cole holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Louisville. He’s a 2020 Aspen Words Emerging Writer Fellow. His work has appeared in the Cimarron Review, where it was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and he’s earned an honorable mention in Oxford American’s debut fiction contest. For the last two years, he’s taught creative writing at the University of Iowa.

  • Ariel Katz

    Ariel Katz

    Writer

    Ariel Katz

    Ariel Katz

    Writer

    Ariel Katz holds a BA in English from Yale and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she won the Richard Yates short story contest. As a student there, she taught undergraduate English and creative writing courses, and upon graduation was awarded a Meta & George Rosenberg screenwriting fellowship. She’s published essays and interviews on the Ploughshares blog and at Bookforum, and is at work on a novel.

  • Catherine Meeks

    Catherine Meeks

    Writer

    Catherine Meeks

    Catherine Meeks

    Writer

    Catherine holds an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College—where she was the Rona Jaffe Fellow—an MS in environmental studies from the University of Montana, and a BA in English (summa cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi, Presidential Scholar) from Berry College. She has taught expository writing, creative writing, environmental writing, scientific writing, and literature at the college level for fifteen years, as well as for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program field study at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and has twice been recognized as the lecturer of the year.

    Catherine has received an Artist’s Grant from the Vermont Studio Center and the Emerging Writers Award from the Southern Women Writers Conference, and was invited in 2016 to be writer-in-residence at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Ecotone, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and other publications. In addition, Catherine is the co-founder of the Fall Line South Field Institute—an outdoor education school based in the Southeastern US—and a certified yoga instructor, most recently teaching at state and federal women’s prisons.

  • Dawn Corrigan

    Dawn Corrigan

    Writer

    Dawn Corrigan

    Dawn Corrigan

    Writer

    Dawn holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida, where she served as President of the English Graduate Organization and as a writing tutor for the Athletic Department. She taught academic and creative writing at UF and at the University of Utah, where she was on the masthead at Western Humanities Review. She’s done copy editing for an array of clients including the University of Utah’s Tanner Trust and Free World Associates, a human rights organization. She was a researcher and strategist at IMS Consulting, a legal services provider for Am Law 100 firms. Currently she works in the affordable housing industry, with expertise in Fair Housing, VAWA, and the HUD-VASH program for homeless veterans. Her debut novel, Mitigating Circumstances, an environmental mystery about Florida wetlands, was published by Five Star/Cengage, and her shorter prose and poetry have appeared widely in print and online journals including The Good Men Project, Hobart, New England Review, New World Writing, The Paris Review, Poetry, and storySouth.

  • Jonathan Gharraie

    Jonathan Gharraie

    Writer

    Jonathan Gharraie

    Jonathan Gharraie

    Writer

    Jonathan Gharraie holds degrees in English Literature from the University of Leeds and St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. In 2014, he graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and stayed on as a Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow. He has written for The Atlantic, n+1, The Paris Review Daily, The New Statesman, Review 31, and Vogue, and is currently at work on his first novel. He lives in South Derbyshire, England.

  • Dan Grossman

    Dan Grossman

    Writer

    Dan Grossman

    Dan Grossman

    Writer

    Dan Grossman holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida and a BA from Williams College, where he graduated summa cum laude and won the Arthur Kaufmann Prize in English. He has published short stories, book reviews, travel pieces, and cultural essays in a variety of publications such as Jewish Currents, Marginalia, and The Millions. His hobbies include baseball, chess, and old films.

  • Django Ellenhorn

    Django Ellenhorn

    Writer

    Django Ellenhorn

    Django Ellenhorn

    Writer

    Django Ellenhorn holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Florida and a BA in English from the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts. At UF, he taught a course on the intersection of politics and literature in the twentieth century as well as multiple workshops in fiction. He also worked as an assistant editor at the literary magazine Subtropics. He is currently at work on his first novel.

  • Nica Franklin

    Nica Franklin

    Writer

    Nica Franklin

    Nica Franklin

    Writer

    Nica Franklin received an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he taught literature and creative writing, and a BA in Philosophy from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Edward Eager Memorial Prize in English and an Artist Development Fellowship. His writing and poetry have appeared in places like Colorado Review, Religious Studies Review, and Leavings.

  • Gina Cecchetti

    Gina Cecchetti

    Admissions Officer

    Gina Cecchetti

    Gina Cecchetti

    Admissions Officer

    Gina worked in law school admissions for eight years, most recently as the Director of Admissions at Duquesne University School of Law. At Duquesne, her responsibilities included evaluating applicants for admission and managing the scholarship process—including the reconsideration process.

    During her time in law school admissions, Gina served on admission panels with the Law School Admissions Council when they hosted law school forums. Gina also built relationships with pre-law advisors by hosting workshops, speaking on panels, and planning pre-law advisor conferences at both Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Duquesne Law.

    Currently, Gina is an Associate Director of Admissions at a nationally ranked top MBA program. Gina holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Westminster College and a master of arts degree in higher education management from the University of Pittsburgh. Gina was a competitive figure skater at the Senior Ladies level, the highest competitive level, and you can find her at the ice rink coaching her figure skaters and hockey players.

  • Will Smiley

    Will Smiley

    Writer

    Will Smiley

    Will Smiley

    Writer

    Will developed his editorial skills as a university writing center tutor. He has worked one-on-one with hundreds of faculty and student clients to improve their writing. He received his BA with Honors from the University of Chicago, studied medieval English literature at University College London, and completed an MFA in poetry at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was a postgraduate Provost Writing Fellow, and a Ph.D. in English at the University of Utah, where he was a Vice Presidential Fellow. Along the way, he has been a supervisor at Boston University’s Pappas Law Library and a cultural resource intern with the National Park Service in Anchorage, Alaska. He enjoys helping people become better writers. (His cat, Cathy, occasionally makes a cameo on Zoom calls.)

  • Tracy Simmons

    Tracy Simmons

    Admissions Officer

    Tracy Simmons

    Tracy Simmons

    Admissions Officer

    Tracy Simmons is the Assistant Dean, Admissions, Diversity Initiatives and Financial Aid at University of San Diego School of Law. She received her JD from Golden Gate University School of Law and her MA in Education with an emphasis in Multi-Cultural Counseling from San Diego State University.

    Tracy has worked in law school admissions, financial aid, and diversity initiatives for more than 22 years. She has reviewed thousands of applications, counseled hundreds of prospective law students, awarded millions of dollars in scholarships, and served on panels with admissions professionals from a significant number of ABA law schools. Prior to attending law school and working in law school administration, Tracy worked as a social worker for FamiliesFirst, Inc. in Northern California.

    Tracy has been active with the Law School Admission Council on a variety of committees. She is currently the Chair for the Annual Meeting of Law School Professionals. She has served on the Board of Trustees. Past committee work includes serving on the Services and Programs Committee twice, the Forum Review Work Group, the Chief Diversity Officer Search Committee, the Diversity Initiatives Committee, the Finance and Legal Affairs Committee twice, and the Annual Planning Work Group, and serving as Chair of the New Admission Personnel and Faculty Members Workshop Planning Group.

    Previously, she served as the Law Chair for the Access Group Advisory Board and the Access Group Advisory Committee. She recently served on the ACCESS LEX LexCon ’21 Planning Committee.

    Additionally, Tracy has served as a consultant for the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Achieving Success in the Application Process program for over 12 years. She is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), serving as the Chair of the Pre-Legal Education and Admissions to Law School Section twice, and as the Chair for the Part-Time Section. Tracy has also served on the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Consumer Information and Law Student Information Task Force. Tracy has served on an ABA site inspection team and will serve on another site team next spring.

    Tracy has served on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) since March 2014, is immediate past Board President, and is current Chair of the Program Committee. Most recently, Tracy has joined the Sacramento State University Division of Criminal Justice Community Advisory Committee and the California System Involved Bar Association Advisory Board.

  • EmmaJean Holley

    EmmaJean Holley

    Writer

    EmmaJean Holley

    EmmaJean Holley

    Writer

    EmmaJean (or EJ) holds a BA in English and Nonfiction Writing from Brown University, where she was named a Beinecke Scholar, and an MFA in writing from the University of Iowa, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. She has taught literature and creative writing classes—with an emphasis on personal narrative—at the University of Iowa, Alabama State University, and the Buckley School. She has also worked as a news reporter, writing tutor, bird tracker, and goat farmer.

    Her writing has appeared in Columbia JournalRiver TeethBrown Alumni Magazine, and elsewhere. She is currently writing a book about growing up on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

  • Jenny Davis

    Jenny Davis

    Writer

    Jenny Davis

    Jenny Davis

    Writer

    Jenny holds a BA in English from Wesleyan and is an MFA candidate in nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. Her essays have been published in Los Angeles Review of Books, Washington Square Review, and Speculative Nonfiction. She is the author of the novel Everything Must Go and has two more novels forthcoming from Henry Holt. 

  • Adrienne Raphel

    Adrienne Raphel

    Writer

    Adrienne Raphel

    Adrienne Raphel

    Writer

    Adrienne Raphel is the author of Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can’t Live Without Them (Penguin Press, 2020), which the New York Times Book Review cited as an Editor’s Choice. Her debut collection of poetry, What Was It For (Rescue Press, 2017), won the Black Box Prize for Poetry. Raphel’s essays, poetry, and criticism appear in the New Yorker online, Poetry, the New Republic, the Atlantic, the Paris Review Daily, and Slate, among many other publications. A summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton, Raphel holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she received a teaching fellowship, and a PhD in English literature from Harvard, where her dissertation won the Helen Choate Bell Prize. Currently, Raphel is a Lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program.

  • Tony Andrews

    Tony Andrews

    Writer

    Tony Andrews

    Tony Andrews

    Writer

    Tony holds a BA in Philosophy and Film Studies from Amherst College, where he graduated with honors and won the Film Studies Award, and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa, where he designed and taught courses in literature and creative writing and won the Carl Klaus Teaching Award. His approach to admissions consulting is student-centered, focused on helping each student package and articulate their unique perspective across their essays. He has worked with clients from a broad range of demographic backgrounds, from Zen Buddhists to first-gen graduates to trauma survivors, listening carefully to their stories and helping them craft the most sincere and authentic version possible. He has served as an editorial assistant for The Iowa Review and an assistant editor for the London Review of Books, and has consulted for both law and business school applicants, with past law school clients accepted to T-14 programs with significant aid, including Harvard Law, UChicago Law, Penn Carey Law, Columbia Law, and UC Berkeley, among others. His business school clients have been admitted to MIT Sloan, Chicago Booth, Berkeley Haas, and the London Business School, among others. Tony is a contributor to The Surfer's Journal, a literary magazine about the art and culture of surfing.

  • Will Carpenter

    Will Carpenter

    Writer

    Will Carpenter

    Will Carpenter

    Writer

    Will holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Florida (Alpha Epsilon Lambda), as well as BAs in Philosophy and Political Science from Penn State (Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude), where he received awards in philosophy, poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. At UF, Will taught classes in expository and argumentative writing, rhetoric and academic research, creative writing, and other areas, and designed a “Special Topics” course in American literature. Will won an English Department Teaching Award for the 2021–2022 academic year, during which time he also served as an Editorial Assistant for Subtropics, a Style Editor for ImageTexT, and a panelist at several conferences. He currently serves as a Staff Contributor for New Square, the literary magazine of the Sancho Panza Literary Society. Will has received a scholarship from the New York State Summer Writers Institute, and his criticism has appeared in the Denver Quarterly Review. You can find his poetry if you look hard enough, or gain access to the “Notes” app on his phone.

  • Ren Arcamone

    Ren Arcamone

    Writer

    Ren Arcamone

    Ren Arcamone

    Writer

    Ren Arcamone holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Sydney and an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was awarded the College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Fellowship and a postgraduate teaching fellowship. She's taught introductory courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, and upper-level undergraduate courses on sci-fi and fantasy, as well as online and in-person writing courses for the Iowa Young Writers' Studio. She's served as an admissions reader for the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, and she's currently an editorial assistant for the Iowa Review. Before moving to the US, Ren lived in Sydney, Australia, where she worked at Writing NSW, an educational arts organization for emerging and established writers. Her fiction is published or forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Heat, and Electric Lit. She lives in Iowa City, where she's at work on a short story collection and a novel.

  • Sarina Redzinski

    Sarina Redzinski

    Writer

    Sarina Redzinski

    Sarina Redzinski

    Writer

    Sarina Redzinski holds a BA in English and Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of Florida. In undergrad, she was on the inaugural board of the Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Law Review, led a number of writing workshops, and received the Jacob H. Hollander prize upon graduation. She also interned with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey program. While in Florida, she taught classes in expository writing, argumentative writing, fiction, and poetry. This past summer, she received a scholarship to the New York State Summer Writers Institute. Her writing credits include criticism for Full Stop magazine and poems forthcoming in Salmagundi magazine.

  • Drew Dickerson

    Drew Dickerson

    Writer

    Drew Dickerson

    Drew Dickerson

    Writer

    Drew Dickerson holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Florida as well as a BA from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is a former Writing Fellow and current Features Writer for The Onion. He was the recipient of a 2017-2018 Fulbright fellowship to Germany, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming at n+1, ClickHole, and The Point.

  • Janice Whang

    Janice Whang

    Writer

    Janice Whang

    Janice Whang

    Writer

    Janice earned her AB from Harvard College and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida, where she won a teaching award and served as an associate editor for Subtropics. She enjoys running, cooking, and translating Korean literature. Her translation of a Korean short story, published in The Denver Quarterly, was nominated for the Best Literary Translations Anthology. Her own short stories can be found in The /tƐmz/ Review, Oxford Magazine, and the forthcoming Reunion: The Dallas Review.

  • Alicia C. Miles

    Alicia C. Miles

    Admissions Officer

    Alicia C. Miles

    Alicia C. Miles

    Admissions Officer

    Alicia has been working in law school admissions since 2016, most recently as Assistant Dean of Admissions at the University of Oregon School of Law. She has had leadership and responsibility for all aspects of the process including annual enrollment forecasting, implementing scholarship and pricing strategies, creating and implementing enrollment marketing material and strategies, national and international recruiting, and the evaluation of all applications to the J.D. program. During her time in law admissions, she served as the Minority Network Facilitator for the Law School Admissions Council.

    Prior to law school admissions work, Alicia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Guilford College, and then her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University Law School. She also served for six years in the United States Navy Reserve as an Electronics Technician. She received the AALS 2023 Section on Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School Up-and-Comer Award. 

    Alicia is currently living in Louisiana where she can typically be found zydeco dancing, spending time with her family and dog Beauxmont, listening to true crime podcasts, or reading a book from her ever-increasing TBR pile.

  • Ara Hagopian

    Ara Hagopian

    Writer

    Ara Hagopian

    Ara Hagopian

    Writer

    Ara Hagopian is a writer. He holds a BA from Cornell University as well as an MFA from the University of Florida. As a grad student he taught Beginning Fiction Writing, Intermediate Fiction Writing, Expository and Argumentative Writing, Rhetoric and Academic Research, and Writing for Engineers. He’s done editing work for several journals including SubtropicsNew Square, and Let’s Stab Caesar. He enjoys meditation and Irish folk music. He’s working on a novel.   

  • Savannah Horton

    Savannah Horton

    Writer

    Savannah Horton

    Savannah Horton

    Writer

    Savannah Horton is a fiction writer with an MFA from the University of Florida and a BA in English from Bowdoin College. She has five years of teaching experience at the undergraduate, high school, and elementary school levels. She was the 2021-2022 Writer in Residence at St. Albans School and a graduate of the University of Florida’s fiction MFA program, where she received the Porter Fellowship. She has published in The Drift, Subtopics, Raleigh Review, and The Cincinnati Review, where her story was selected as a Distinguished Story for the Best American Short Stories 2020 collection, and she was longlisted for both the 2021 CRAFT First Chapters Contest and the First Pages Prize.

  • Chris Schlegel

    Chris Schlegel

    Writer

    Chris Schlegel

    Chris Schlegel

    Writer

    Chris Schlegel is the author of two books of poetry: ryman (2022) and Honest James (2015). He holds a PhD in English from Harvard, where he wrote on 20th-century American poetry; an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop; and a BA from Princeton. He studied in Berlin on a Fulbright grant, taught a summer ESL course in rural China, and served as a dorm counselor for young writers in Iowa City. He now teaches English and Creative Writing at Pierrepont School, a K-12 institution in Westport, CT, and lives in New Haven.

  • Liz K Emerson

    Liz K Emerson

    Admissions Officer

    Liz K Emerson

    Liz K Emerson

    Admissions Officer

    Liz K. Emerson has advised law school applicants for over 10 years. She currently works as an Associate Director of Career Services at Emory University School of Law where she counsels 1L and 2L JD students and provides workshops for foreign-trained attorneys in the LLM program, MCLs, and International JDs. Liz has been a member of the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors and the Pre-Law Advisors National Council. Liz’s coaching strategy goes beyond the numbers—she works with applicants on a holistic process that focuses on strengthening each aspect of the application. Over the years, she has served applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds, including first-generation applicants, traditional and non-traditional students, students of color, veterans, students with disabilities, and international students. Liz holds an MS in Higher Education from Miami University of Ohio and a BA in Communications from Heidelberg University. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her son, and her 13-year-old tabby, Kobe.
  • Adria Kimbrough

    Adria Kimbrough

    Admissions Officer

    Adria Kimbrough

    Adria Kimbrough

    Admissions Officer

    Adria Kimbrough has advised law school applicants for more than 10 years. In 2013, she pioneered the Dillard University Pre-Law Program, which received the 2018 American Bar Association Diversity Leadership Award for its success in helping diverse law school applicants develop winning strategies. In 2018, she founded LEAD, a diversity pipeline program that helps students from three of Louisiana’s historically Black universities gain admission to law school. She is also committed to helping students pursue careers as civil rights attorneys through her work at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Marshall-Motley Scholars Program, where she has reviewed almost 1,000 applications.

    Adria began her professional career at Cornell University as an Assistant Dean of Students. She later practiced employment law throughout the South for 15 years, having successfully passed the bar examinations in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and Louisiana     .

    When she’s not working, you might find Adria walking her two French bulldogs, cooking a HelloFresh meal, on the AAU basketball circuit with her son, or debating world events and pop culture with her daughter and husband.

  • Allison Nash

    Allison Nash

    Admissions Officer

    Allison Nash

    Allison Nash

    Admissions Officer

    Ali has worked in law school admissions since 2009, where, as Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Arizona College of Law, she evaluated applications, assisted in making merit-based scholarship decisions, and counseled prospective law students. She’s spent the past several years working as a law school admissions consultant, using everything she learned in the admissions office to help students discover then strategically articulate their strengths in law school applications. Prior to her admissions work, Ali obtained her JD, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she was selected as a Journal of Corporation Law writer and a Van Oosterhout-Baskerville Appellate Advocacy competitor. She practiced real estate law at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP(Am Law 200) for several years, where she also helped make hiring decisions and mentored new attorneys. She writes every chance she gets and has authored numerous legal and law school admissions publications. In Ali’s spare time, she volunteers as a CASA, runs a little cookie shop, teaches the occasional yoga class, and tinkers around on her ukulele.

  • Micky Hill

    Micky Hill

    Writer

    Micky Hill

    Micky Hill

    Writer

    Micky Hill graduated with honors from Wesleyan University and holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. While in Iowa, Micky taught several undergraduate creative writing courses and facilitated independent adult poetry workshops. They were awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship in 2018 and served as the postgraduate Provost Writing Fellow during the 2019–2020 school year. Their work has been published by The Rumpus and the Academy of American Poets.

    Currently, Micky teaches African American and Latinx Literature, as well as other courses, at an honors high school in Springfield, MA. 

  • Ziva Cohen

    Ziva Cohen

    Admissions Officer

    Ziva Cohen

    Ziva Cohen

    Admissions Officer

    Ziva has been the Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Admissions Communications at Cardozo School of Law for almost two decades. She was an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at the law school, holding grammar workshops and providing individual academic support, among other roles. In her Admissions role, Ziva read thousands of JD and transfer applications, conducted almost as many interviews with prospective students, and counseled and recruited prospective applicants across the country. Ziva is regularly invited to participate on admissions panels in local universities and national forums. She also served two terms on the Law School Admission Council’s Subcommittee on Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process.  

    Prior to entering law school admissions, Ziva practiced commercial litigation in a midtown Manhattan law firm for three years. Before pursuing law, she enjoyed a career in journalism for ten years, holding positions in print, television, and radio, as a news writer, field producer, and reporter. She worked for major news organizations including CNN, ABC, and NBC, while based in Jerusalem, Moscow, and New York City.

    Ziva received a JD from Cardozo School of Law and a BA from New York University in English Literature and Creative Writing. She enjoys exploring New York City cultural sites with her daughter, and they both love to attend theatre and dance performances.  

  • Daniel Hwa-Sung Ryu

    Daniel Hwa-Sung Ryu

    Writer

    Daniel Hwa-Sung Ryu

    Daniel Hwa-Sung Ryu

    Writer

    Daniel was admitted to the law schools of Yale, Harvard, Stanford, UChicago, and more. He has direct experience with every step of the process, including interviewing and writing personal/diversity statements, school-specific prompts, and addenda. 

    He is a first-generation immigrant from Korea and a first-generation professional. Daniel holds a BA in Philosophy from Richmond College where he received a music scholarship and an MSt in Ancient Philosophy from Oxford. He then worked in national public service as an AmeriCorps member and cohort leader. In his spare time, he is fascinated by journalism, fiction, and nature documentaries. Daniel is finishing a novel provisionally titled Shell Game (thankfully, unrelated to the LSAT). He is also trying to pick up the violin again to awaken dormant brain parts, and at any given time, he and his family care for over a dozen cats. 

  • Lauren Pena

    Lauren Pena

    Admissions Officer

    Lauren Pena

    Lauren Pena

    Admissions Officer

    Lauren earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Political Science from Indiana Wesleyan in 2010 and completed her J.D. at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2013. She spent over 7 years in law school admissions as the Associate Director of Student Recruitment for Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In her position, she recruited and advised prospective law candidates on how to create the best application and made admissions and scholarship decisions as a member of the review committee. Lauren has a strong passion for helping law students achieve their goals and spent her spare time advising current law students as well. Her passion for advising and mentoring students led her to present at recruitment conferences and serve on panels.

    She has returned to practice and is now serving as an estate planning attorney for Stevens and Associates, PC. Still motivated by her love for law students, Lauren is excited to share her knowledge, insight, and encouragement. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends, and getting involved in her continued work with disability advocacy.

  • Sam Allingham

    Sam Allingham

    Writer

    Sam Allingham

    Sam Allingham

    Writer

    Sam Allingham's writing has appeared in The New Yorker and n+1, along with many other magazines, and he is the author of the short story collection The Great American Songbook. He has professional experience as a speechwriter for C-suite clients and as a copywriter for educational and non-profit institutions. He has more than ten years' experience teaching writing at both the undergraduate and graduate level.