While not directly related to the LSAT....I was wondering if you would be comfortable answering questions about law school admissions consulting ( not for a specific company or consultant but just in broad general terms)
Is Law School so much of a numbers game ( GPA / LSAT ) that paying that $1,500+ for consulting is not worth the investment? I took an LSAT prep course and found value in that because I was able to afford it comfortably and found it useful. I also found that it helped improved my LSAT score which was an investment as each LSAT point is thousands of scholarship $ , and better job opportunities post law school graduation so I felt like I will a good return on that investment.
I wanted to get feedback from a neutral source to see if it would be worthwhile? I could afford it, but want to know how worthwhile it would be
And if I went that route what types of things should I look for when deciding which consulting service to use
Hmm I can do my best! Blueprint actually works with a consulting firm called Anna Ivey Admissions Counseling; she's the former Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School (one of the best schools in the country) so she's a very valuable resource. That may be a good place to begin your search for consulting services. http://www.annaivey.com/
With that being said, my general opinion is that yes, consulting can be well-worth the investment: for essentially the same reasons that LSAT prep courses are. If you're a very capable writer and you have an extensive social/professional/academic network that's willing to assist you with proofreading and editing, then perhaps paying for a consultant is unnecessary. If you're like most of us, however, a consultant can plausibly tip the scales into getting you accepted to, for example, Georgetown instead of George Washington. That often translates, as you said above, into literally tens of thousands of dollars in employment offers and/or scholarships down the line, all based off of an investment of ~$1500.
Consultants can be especially useful if you really want to get into some schools that you know are a bit of a stretch, based on your numbers, because they can help you present your "soft factors" in such a way that you look better than, say, your 3.5 GPA and 166. Most law schools do a pretty good job of looking at you holistically (beyond just the numbers) so if you do a great job on Personal Statements and Addenda that can be very compelling.
For more information, it'd help to know a little more about your specific circumstances: numbers, WE, personal narrative, URM status, etc. I'm happy to conduct that conversation here, as there's some anonymity (you can also just provide rough answers like ~3.6 GPA, low 170 LSAT, non-URM, if you'd like) or feel free to PM me.
Whatever you choose, best of luck!