Victoria Ortiz knows what stands out in a law school application. In her first year as director of admissions at Irvine School of Law, she read 2,743 of them.
Ortiz, who transplanted from Berkeley Law School to Southern California two years ago to help launch the UC system’s new school, retired from Irvine last summer. Now she is launching a new web-based business with her partner, Jennifer Elrod, that guides law school candidates through the nitty-gritty of the process. (See her talk about the transition here.)
Law School ACEs will help with one to five applications for a J.D. or reapplication after denial for $2,795. Applying after dismissal from law school costs more, with up to five applications for $3,795. That sounds like a big chunk of change -- and it is -- but some other admissions consultants apparently charge much more. Ortiz said she anticipates interest from students across the country and from international LL.M. candidates who aren’t familiar with the process in the U.S.