Capacity and Consulting Update

Greetings from Spivey Consulting,

I write to provide a brief update on our services. Actually, first I would like to thank everyone who has reached out to us or considered it by visiting our website. We are currently just about at capacity -- and this is going to be a busy cycle. No matter how busy it gets, we will keep providing critical cycle data and advice here on our blog, so visit any time.

About that capacity. I have been in discussions with several long standing deans of law school admission and we believe we may hire one as soon as this week. Which means we will be able to take on new clients very soon. Additionally, our current consultants, every one of us, add back availability as the cycle progresses. Particularly as people start getting admitted to their dream schools and call it a good run.

But of equal importance, I wanted to make note of something. It's not just "taking on clients" that matters to us — we could hire a new editor a week if we wanted — and from a business perspective make more money doing so because we would never reach the point of turning people away.

But we don't. We hire only people with substantial law school admission file reading/decision making experience who have exemplary reputations. That will forever be our model. And if you are going to look for an admissions consultant during the periods we are full, I highly encourage you to talk to people who have served as members of law school admissions offices and committees.

Unfortunately, that number is very small (but they are out there). There are editors, and former lawyers, and people who scored highly on the LSAT, etc. So, best case scenario, if you seek help from someone with no law school admissions experience you are getting an editor who is guessing at admissions strategy. What happens when a school tells you they will admit you on condition you withdraw all applications? What happens when a law school says you have a 50% scholarship but you have to accept on the spot and you haven't heard from your dream school? Or they say they want to interview you that day? There is an almost unlimited amount of bad advice on the internet. Please just be wary about paying someone to give you guesses. Or for that matter, pay someone who did well on the SAT to be your LSAT tutor, who has never once seen the LSAT. Because we see it go south all of the time.

I hope this is helpful. Let us know if we can help, we will be taking on new clients in a matter of a few days and in the meantime we can help point you in the right direction.

All my best,