Applying to Law – Basic

Our budget-friendly Applying to Law package, streamlined to include the key services you need to draft a stellar law school application and improve your odds of acceptance.

With the Basic option your lawyer-advisor will review your personal statement and application form / OLSAS sketch, provide detailed feedback on grammar, sentence structure, and overall persuasiveness, and help you determine who to ask for a reference, how to ask, and when to follow up.

$379

+ tax

Overview of the Basic Option:Here's what will happen once you become an Applying to Law Basic member:

Get Matched!
After your purchase your Applying to Law Basic package, you will gain access to your very own G&G Portal and complete your profile, which we use to pair you with your own dedicated lawyer-advisor.
Personal Statement Review
Your personal statement is your best opportunity to persuade the admissions committee. Your lawyer-advisor will conduct 1 review of your draft personal statement and provide detailed feedback specifically designed to help you stand out from the crowd.
Application / OLSAS Sketch Review
Most law schools require a list of your activities as part of your application (the "OLSAS Sketch" in Ontario). Your lawyer-advisor will conduct 1 review of your draft application/sketch and provide detailed feedback to help you demonstrate you have the experience, skills and values admissions committees look for.
Letters of Reference Advice
A compelling letter of reference can be a key part of your law school application. Your lawyer-advisor will help ensure you have the right person in your corner by helping you decide who to ask for a reference, how to ask, when to do so, and how to follow up.
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An in-depth look:Everything you need to know about the services included in this package option

Your personal statement is your best opportunity to persuade the Admissions Committee and tell them exactly why you should be accepted. Your lawyer-advisor can help ensure you highlight your best strengths and stand out from the crowd.

Once matched, it is time to get writing! Most law schools require applicants to submit a personal statement (or statement of interest). Your personal statement allows you to tell your story beyond your GPA and LSAT score. While the requirements vary from school to school, the personal statement is generally intended to:

    1. convey your motivations for applying to law school and why you want to attend the specific law school in question;
    2. highlight your non-academic achievements and other life experiences; and
    3. explain any circumstances that either contributed or detracted from your academic success.

The admissions committee will use your personal statement to help distinguish you from the hundreds of other applicants with similar GPAs and LSAT scores. That is why a strong personal statement can mean the difference between acceptance, and a letter of regret.

As a Basic member, your lawyer-advisor will diligently review your personal statement and provide detailed feedback in a variety of areas to help you stand out from the crowd.

Your lawyer-advisor will provide feedback on your personal statement in the following areas:
  • Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
  • Essay structure and idea organization
  • Articulation of personal strengths and experiences
  • Overall persuasiveness
  • Compliance with word count limits
Most law schools require you to submit a list of your activities as part of your application. In Ontario this list is called the OLSAS Sketch (or “autobiographical sketch”), while outside Ontario this list simply forms part of the general application form. Regardless of where you apply, your lawyer-advisor will review your draft application form / OLSAS sketch and provide detailed feedback to ensure it highlights your best strengths in compelling way.

The Application Form/OLSAS Sketch is a key part of your law school application. It allows you to highlight your extra-curricular, volunteer and employment activities, as well your academic achievements, honours, research, or publications. The admissions committee uses your Application / Sketch to assess whether you have the experience, skills and values they are looking for – it must not be overlooked.

Your lawyer-advisor will review your Application / Sketch to help you maximize this opportunity by teaching you – through detailed feedback – how to persuasively showcase your accomplishments and non-academic activities, and demonstrate you have the qualities the admissions committee is looking for.

The Application Form / OLSAS Sketch should not be overlooked. It is an important component of your application, which can showcase your individuality at a glance, and your ability to be persuasive with few words – a much-needed skill in law!

Your lawyer-advisor will review your application/sketch and provide feedback in the following areas:
  • Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
  • Persuasiveness of activity descriptions
  • Which activities to include/exclude
  • Strategies to reduce word count
  • Selecting verifiers (OLSAS sketch)
A compelling letter of reference can be a key part of your application. Your lawyer-advisor will help ensure you’ve got the right person in your corner by helping you decide who to ask, how to ask, when to do so, and how to follow up.

Admissions committees will rely on your letters of reference for an impartial assessment of your personal qualities, skills, and experience. A strong letter of reference can come from a professor or former employer who knows you well, and should be from someone who is willing to provide a reference which goes above and beyond the norm.

Admissions committees have reviewed hundreds of reference letters and can easily distinguish between a genuine endorsement and a stock, impersonal letter. Selecting the right referee is therefore crucial, especially given that admissions committee require your referee to submit their letter directly to the law school(s) you’re applying to, without giving you a chance to review it first.

Your lawyer-advisor will help ensure you have the right person in your corner. Your lawyer-advisor will help you determine who to ask for a reference, how to ask them, what information to provide them with, and how to follow-up to ensure their letter is submitted on time.

All your questions,
answered.

Frequently asked questions about this package.

How do I send you my draft personal statement and application form / OLSAS sketch?

You will upload your drafts to your very own G&G portal on our website, where all your services will be delivered. If you’d like to gain access to a sample G&G Portal before purchase, book a free consultation.

How long will it take to receive my reviewed personal statement and application form / OLSAS sketch?

We aim to send your revised document within 48 hours after you submit your draft.

* Please see our terms and conditions for more details.

How will my Letters of Reference Advice take place?

You choose! Either by phone, or online via video/chat.

We use Zoom to power our online video/chat with you, which allows us to talk face-to-face via video, send instant messages, and even share our screens with each other. It all works with a single click, and you can even make a test call before starting. Feel free to book a free consultation with one of our lawyer-advisors to see our Zoom video/chat in action!

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