Consultant Profile: Christine Carr
Christine is the former associate director of admissions at Boston University School of Law. In nine years at BU Law, she read over 10,000 personal statements, counseled thousands of prospective applicants through the application process, and managed the operations of a highly selective law school. Believing that the law school application should launch your legal career, she knows what makes a successful law school application and looks forward to helping you gain admissions to top law programs across the country.
She earned her A.B. from Harvard College and M.Ed. from Suffolk University, Boston.
The number of law school applicants is on the rise again, how can you make your application stand out?
Having served on the admissions committee at Boston University School of Law, I read every word of the over roughly 10,000 applications during my nine-year tenure. I would counsel prospective applicants that there is no secret formula for being admitted to law school. That said, there is certainly a formula to make your application come alive for an admissions reader. I work with prospective applicants on what I call the “quantifiable” and “qualifiable” components of the application. The quantifiable measures are the LSAT/GRE and GPA. Those quantifiable elements are important but do not tell the whole story. It is the qualifiable measures -- the essays, letters of recommendations, possible interview and other additional components -- that make a two-dimensional process three-dimensional.
Admissions committees are looking to build thriving, dynamic communities. They want to admit three-dimensional human beings who will contribute. The qualifiable measures are the tools that allow admissions committees to construct those communities.
Using my experience, I assist clients in bringing their applications to life, provide insight that will make applications pop for admissions committees, and help applicants present their best selves to law schools.
Let my years of experience be an asset in your application effort. I can work with you as you draft the first document of your legal career, an application to the law school of your dreams.
I have an A.B. from Harvard College, an M.Ed. from Suffolk University, Boston with a concentration in Higher Education Administration, and admissions experience in undergraduate, MBA, and most recently, law school admissions.
I would be honored to help you attend the law school that will make your dreams come true.