Law School Admissions

Applying to law school requires an impressive test score, a stellar GPA, and impactful experiences. Your coach helps you integrate these components into a compelling case for admission.

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Process

Ready to make your case before an admissions committee?

We suggest a holistic approach to the law school admissions process. You'll want to allocate time to your academics, LSAT preparation, and pre-law experiences before you start typing your statement.

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Maintain a competitive GPA

Your undergraduate coursework and GPA are critical components of your law school application. Though there is no recommended undergraduate major for aspiring JDs, it’s important that your coursework demonstrates a strong command over reading, writing, and analytic skills.
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2

Make an LSAT preparation plan

Everyone knows that the LSAT is the gatekeeper to law school admissions. But don’t despair! The truth is that more than any other standardized test, the LSAT is an exam you can prepare for and ultimately master.
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3

Craft and polish your LSAC

The application to law school centers around a personal statement that highlights your personal, professional, and academic strengths. This document requires strategic positioning and thoughtful written execution.
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Bolster your LSAC with compelling explanatory addenda

Most admissions committees believe that candidates should be able to expand on aspects of their candidacy not represented in the standard materials (for example: a diversity statement, a statement of interest, an explanation of academic/LSAT performance). Addenda are particularly essential for applicants who need to clarify a disciplinary, legal, or other issue.
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5

Refine your resume

Your resume should complement your essays rather than duplicate them. Make the most of your resume, using it as a crisp representation of your experiences that resonates with the broader strategy of your application.
6

Boost your interview game

Not all law schools have an interview component to their process. If a program requests an interview, careful messaging and rehearsal are crucial to a successful outcome.
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7

Waitlist letters

It’s not over ‘till it’s over.  If you've been wait-listed, you have an opportunity to submit additional information clarifying your continued interest and offering new information regarding your candidacy. We can help you make sure your update has impact.

Coach spotlight

We are dynamic coaches who think strategically about helping our students gain admission into the most selective American law schools. As a prerequisite, we only work with coaches who have attended T14 schools. But, we also look for experienced editors, smart project managers, and tactical thinkers.

Meet everyone

We are dynamic coaches who think strategically about helping our students gain admission into the most selective American law schools. As a prerequisite, we only work with coaches who have attended T14 schools. But, we also look for experienced editors, smart project managers, and tactical thinkers.

Jimmy

Jimmy is a PhD candidate in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard. He holds a JD (Harvard) and BA in English and Social Studies (Harvard). Currently, he is a Lecturer on Law at UCLA Law and a pro bono attorney.

Harish

Harish is a JD candidate at Harvard Law School. Previously, he worked for Bain & Company as a consultant. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Southern California, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Adair

Adair is a law student at Yale Law School. Prior to that, she was an IBM Senior Management Consultant. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor's in Human Rights and Africana Studies from Barnard College.

Troy

Troy graduated from Yale with a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. After serving in Teach for America, he attended Harvard Law. Currently, Troy works for an education technology startup focused on preparing students for college.

Kate R.

At Columbia, Kate earned a BA in American History & African Studies (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). After completing a Fulbright, they earned a JD from Yale Law. Currently, Kate is a PhD candidate in History at Yale.

Ash

Ash earned a BA in Social Studies (Harvard), an MPhil in Intellectual History and Political Thought (University of Cambridge), and a JD (Yale). He is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science at Columbia University.

Florene

Florene is a law student at Harvard Law School. Previously, she worked as strategy and operations consultant at Deloitte. She earned her BA in Political Science at Brown University.

Adrienne

Adrienne received her English PhD from Harvard University, her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and her BA from Princeton University. She is a nonfiction writer and poet, and teaches in the Writing Program at Princeton University.

Justin C.

At UNC Chapel Hill, Justin majored in Peace, War, & Defense and Economics. He worked as a paralegal at Ropes & Gray and interned at the Departments of Justice and Defense. He attends Yale Law School.

Daniel Fr

Daniel is a PhD candidate in Chinese History at UC Berkeley. He holds a BA in English & French literature and Chinese language (University of Texas), a JD (Yale Law), and an MA in Sinology (University of London).

Ariana M.

Ariana is pursuing her JD at Columbia Law. She holds a BA in International Relations and Asian Studies (Dartmouth College). Before law school, she worked as a paralegal in international trade remedy litigation.

Nicholas H.

Nick is a Thomas C. Grey Fellow and lecturer at Stanford Law. He holds a BA in History (Yale, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), an MPhil in History (Cambridge, Gates Cambridge Scholar), and a JD (Yale Law).

Sheela

Sheela is a musician and public interest attorney who has never been able to stick to just one career. She received her BFA in Vocal Performance and BS in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with triple honors from the university, ...

Rebecca P.

After graduating magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University with a degree in History, Rebecca served as a Teach for America corps member in Memphis, Tennessee, and Brooklyn, New York. She taught a diverse population of students and dev...

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Testimonials

“Adair is an amazing writer/editor. It took her no time to listen to my relevant life experiences and distill a phenomenal essay topic from it.”

SaraMatriculated at The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

“It was great working with Jimmy! My initial personal statement was too broad and did not focus on why I wanted to go to law school. Jimmy helped me to structure my essay in a way that highlighted my strengths, especially my keen interest in practicing tax law, and my passion to pursue inclusiveness. I appreciated the extremely fast turnaround; Jimmy was able to get his edits in to me within a day or two.”

DonaldAdmitted to Law school

“Having Caitlin on my team made the overwhelming application process so much more manageable. I am a lot more confident about my applications for each school. While I'm glad the process is over, I am going to miss my weekly meeting with Caitlin. I came out of each session knowing my next steps. I have loved the whole process and am incredibly grateful for the support.”

KayleighMatriculated at Fordham University School of Law

“I’m ecstatic with the way my applications turned out. Kate was an exceptional tutor. They understood my situation well and we hammered out a really productive working relationship. They did a great job of allowing me to control the overall direction of the applications while also providing really useful insights throughout that strengthened my applications significantly. ”

Ameir

Testimonials

“Adair is an amazing writer/editor. It took her no time to listen to my relevant life experiences and distill a phenomenal essay topic from it.”

SaraMatriculated at The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

“It was great working with Jimmy! My initial personal statement was too broad and did not focus on why I wanted to go to law school. Jimmy helped me to structure my essay in a way that highlighted my strengths, especially my keen interest in practicing tax law, and my passion to pursue inclusiveness. I appreciated the extremely fast turnaround; Jimmy was able to get his edits in to me within a day or two.”

DonaldAdmitted to Law school

“Having Caitlin on my team made the overwhelming application process so much more manageable. I am a lot more confident about my applications for each school. While I'm glad the process is over, I am going to miss my weekly meeting with Caitlin. I came out of each session knowing my next steps. I have loved the whole process and am incredibly grateful for the support.”

KayleighMatriculated at Fordham University School of Law

“I’m ecstatic with the way my applications turned out. Kate was an exceptional tutor. They understood my situation well and we hammered out a really productive working relationship. They did a great job of allowing me to control the overall direction of the applications while also providing really useful insights throughout that strengthened my applications significantly. ”

Ameir

“Jimmy was very good at being realistic and guiding me through writing and application strategy. Because of his help, I am going to law school with a massive scholarship.”

Law School ApplicantMatriculated at The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

“Rebecca understood the overall culture of schools that I wanted to apply. She worked to apply my eclectic resume to a direct path to law school. Her command of crafting the essay was beyond my expectations.”

Michael

“Adair is a fantastic guide for those navigating the law school admissions process. We began by reviewing my resume, test scores, personal statement, and interests - and then worked together to craft an application that was suited to my specific goals. Adair was uniquely adept at analyzing my ideas and experiences and isolating the important details, and I feel that my writing skills improved over my time working with her. ”

Law School Applicant

“Working with Chelsea was a turning point in my LSAT studies and law school journey. She provided great feedback on my law school application materials and ideas about my career goals more generally. It is hard to find the words that can give her the credit she deserves. Chelsea is a kind person and gifted teacher. Her students are lucky to work with her.”

Law School Applicant

“Radhe helped me to complete my last application to law school. She was extremely helpful and always answered my questions and concerns. Radhe always listened to my ideas and made sure they were included throughout my essays. Cambridge Coaching always responded quickly and provided all the information that I needed.”

Law School Applicant

FAQs

  • Are there any academic prerequisites for law school?

    There are no specific pre-legal academic requirements. Students of all majors can apply to law school. Typically, admissions committees look for applicants who have experienced a broad variety of courses, from analytically demanding courses to courses honing reading and writing skills.
  • Can I apply to law school if I have a background in STEM?

    Yes! Lawyers are involved in legal and regulatory questions in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields more and more frequently - a background in these fields can be welcome context.
  • Do I have to take the LSAT?

    Most law schools require the LSAT, though some law schools will accept either the LSAT or GRE. Be sure to check the testing requirements for each school you’re interested in.
  • What are the deadlines for applying to law school?

    While this varies slightly school to school, the application itself opens in September on the LSAC website. Some schools have a priority deadline in February, and most final deadlines are in early March. Because law school admissions are rolling, it is recommended that you submit your applications by around Thanksgiving for the best chance of admission. That said, if it's a question of a few weeks, it's always preferable to have stronger materials to show than an earlier application. 
  • How do I submit my application materials?

    Most schools use the LSAC to manage submissions.

Plans

We’ve created plans for those looking for help on just one part of the process, and those looking for help on all of it.

Choose a Tutor Tier

Hourly Rate

1 Hour

All of our coaching is available on an hourly basis. If you're not sure how much coaching you'll need, you can enroll in our "pay as you go" option.

$ 120

$ 160

$ 240

$ 290

First Time Package

3 Hours

The is an opportunity to meet your coach and get started on your applications. Depending on where you are in the process, we may cover your school selection, recommendations, strategic positioning, and/or essay outlines.

$ 360

$ 480

$ 720

$ 870

Basic Package

20 Hours 5% OFF

This package is designed for students seeking coaching specifically geared towards a single personal statement and resume. It generally allows for regular meetings throughout the process, as well as remote feedback and editing on application materials by your coach. Represents our best estimate; students may need more or less time with their coach.

$ 2280 You save $120

$ 3040 You save $160

$ 4560 You save $240

$ 5510 You save $290

Comprehensive Package

60 Hours 10% OFF

Comprehensive guidance on 8 - 10 law school applications. Coaching will address your school selection, writing, resume, as well as addenda, and any other relevant aspects of the applications. It generally allows for regular meetings throughout the process, as well as remote feedback and editing on application materials by your coach. Represents our best estimate; students may need more or less time with their coach.

$ 6480 You save $720

$ 8640 You save $960

$ 12960 You save $1440

$ 15660 You save $1740

Tutor Tiers

We have 4 tiers of coaches. The coach’s tier is based on the experience level of the coach with our team. All coaches begin working with Cambridge Coaching at the Standard tier.

  • Standard

    0-150 hours
    $120/hour

  • Senior

    150-200 hours
    $160/hour

  • Guru

    250-300 hours
    $240/hour

  • Master

    350+- hours
    $290/hour

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