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Law School Personal Statement Consulting

The Reality of Applying To Law School

Most applicants have the academic ability to do law school work. There are many instances in which the quality of your Law School Personal Statement will make the difference between acceptance of rejection. Applying to law school is competitive. In many cases, the difference between acceptance and rejection is the difference between a strong and weak personal statement. This is complicated by the fact that different personal statements are required for different law schools.

Personalized “Personal Statement Help”

During the upcoming application season, John Richardson and the Richardson Prep Centre will assist a limited number of clients on their personal statements and law school applications. The objective is to help YOU market YOURSELF effectively to the law school(s) of your choice. In the past we have found that applicants benefit from different levels of personal statement counseling.

John Richardson – UWO







We will NOT write your personal statement. But, we will help YOU  develop the best law school application and personal statement that you can.


Three Levels of Law School Personal Statement Help

Level 1 – Personal Statement and Autobiographical Sketch Development

How it works: We are involved from the beginning. It’s like building a new house from the ground up.

We will sit down with you and help develop your personal statement from the beginning. This involves:

– helping you decide on a theme

– helping you make best use of the “facts of your life”

– helping you write and develop a general personal statement and then apply it to specific schools

Approximate time spent with you – 6 hours

Approximate cost – $1500.00

Level 2 – Helping you improve your personal statement

How it works: We will help you edit and generally improve an existing personal statement. It’s like making improvements to your existing kitchen. It will be a better kitchen.

You will give us your existing and (from your perspective) completed personal statement. We will read it and make suggestions for improvement.

If you are interested in putting more than 30 years of pre-law counseling experience to work for you, then …

Approximate time spent with you – two hours

Approximate cost – $500

Level 3 – Law School Personal Statement Workshop


How it works: This is a group workshop/class that is offered several times a year in Toronto.

Approximate time – 2 hours

Approximate cost – $100

John Richardson’s Law School Personal Statement Books – Great way to get started


Mastering The Personal Statement

Law School Bound

Finally, some advice …

1. Do not leave this too late. Most law school applicants underestimate the time required to apply to law school.

2. Contact us by email: lawschoolbound at gmail dot com, call 416 410 7737  or use the contact from below..

Your email should include your contact information (including telephone number) and some basic biographical information. We are willing to work with all kinds of applicants (including “second career” applicants and graduates of non-Canadian law schools).

3. You can meet John Richardson by attending his Law School Personal Statement Workshop.  (This workshop is free to Richardson LSAT students. Others may attend by paying a fee.)

4. We will be working with by telephone, email, etc. Therefore we are happy to work with people from any geographical location.

5. John Richardson’s Law School Bound is available at and many Canadian University bookstores.

In closing …

“Your acceptance to law school is not a matter of luck. The road to law school is paved with the bricks of hard work and discipline. Stay on the road and acceptance to law school will be yours!”

John Richardson, B.A., LL.B., J.D.


Personalized, professional law school personal statement and law school application consulting


Who: John Richardson

To learn more about personalized, professional law school personal statement and application cousulting

The Law School Application and Personal Statement

Getting Into Law School – Sunday June 3, 2o12

Who: John Richardson,  LL.B., J.D.

Author:  Law School   Bound

LSAT Instructor – Mastering The LSAT – Prep Unlimited

Where: University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph St. – Room 405

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Free Admission – But Pre-Registration is Required – You may either register on Facebook or by emailing:

John Richardson – University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus

So, what’s it all  about?

On Friday October 22, 2010 the Canadian law schools will be running a “Forum” at the Royal York Hotel – 100 Front St. – 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. You are encouraged to attend. That said, as they say:

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do.”

The purpose of the “Getting Into Law  School Course” will be to enhance your understanding of the admissions  process and give you a bit of direction.”

The  topics will include:

– how exactly to become a lawyer in Canada, the United States and the U.K.

– how various law school degrees are related to admission to the bar

– what are your chances of getting into various law schools

– how to ensure that your letters  of reference  work actually assist you in the admissions process

– how to avoid  the most common mistakes  on personal statements

– how does the “reputation”  of Canadian, American and U.K. law schools affect your career  prospects

– Australia?  Is it an option?

– Are you already a “foreign lawyer”? How to get admitted to the Bar of Ontario

The answers to these questions and more.

This  is the course you can afford to take (zero cost) but can’t afford to miss.

John Richardson’s – Canadian law  school  application manual – Law  School  Bound – will be available  at a discounted price.

We look forward  to seeing  you – but pre-registration  is required!

Note: John Richardson’s Law School Bound – Law  School Application Manual will be available  at  this seminr for the  discounted  price of $30. (cash only)

Personal Statement Workshop – Toronto

Personal statements, admissions essays, and/or statements of intent are a fact of life. There is no way to proceed to law school, MBA programs, Medical schools or most graduate schools without including one. In the same way that you would market yourself to a job, you must learn to market yourself to a school. The Personal Statement Workshop has been designed to help you develop your personal statement.

It will be of interest to those who are required compose any of:

Law School LSAT Application – LSAT Required

MBA GMAT Application – GMAT Required

Graduate School GRE Application – GRE may be required

Medical School MCAT Application – MCAT required

U.S. College SAT Application – SAT required

That said, we run different versions of the workshop which are targeted to the needs of specific groups.

Our Personal Statement Workshops include:

1. Personal Statement Workshop – The Law School/J.D./LL.B.  Application

2. Personal Statement Workshop – The Business School/MBA  Application

3. Personal Statement Workshop – The Graduate School  Application

4. Personal Statement Workshop – Queen’s Personal Statement of Experience

Each workshop approaches the application process from the perspective of “personal marketing.” Many applicants are qualified to enter the program of their choice. Yet some fail to gain admission and some succeed. In many cases, rejection letters are not based on the quality of the applicant. Rather they are based on the quality of the application file. This workshop will improve your “personal marketing” by enhancing every component of your application file.

This workshop includes information to help applicants systematically develop the personal statement, autobiographical sketch and other components of their application file.

Mastering The Personal StatementThe next Personal Statement Workshop is:

The Law School Application and Law School Personal Statement – Sunday June 2, 2013 – 6:00  p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph ST. – Room 405 – $95 cash at the door

Queen’s Personal Statement of Experience Workshop – January 2013 – TBA – Note that the Queen’s PSE  is due on March 1.
University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph ST. – Room TBA

Cost: $95.00.  (Free to Richardson LSAT, GMAT prep, MCAT prep and GRE prep course students)

We also recommend the book Mastering The Personal Statement which is available in bookstores. It is the perfect supplement to the workshop and was developed over many years by the author, and workshop facilitator, Mr. John Richardson, B.A., LL.B., J.D.  Law school applicants would also benefit from Law School Bound which includes a comprehensive law school application manual. Details at the Bookstore.

Join the “Personal Statement Discussion” on our Facebook page or Facebook group.