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Erin Abrams

Erin Abrams is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and Duke University. At Duke, she majored in political science, concentrating on international relations and minored in comparative area studies and economics. Erin was the recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for leadership in public service and the recipient of the Hart Fellowship for documentary work in areas of humanitarian conflict. After graduating from Duke, Erin spent a year and a half living in Nepal working for Save the Children US, designing rehabilitation and reintegration programs for women and girls who were victims of sexual trafficking and working on a multi-media documentary about human trafficking. Following her fellowship, Erin worked at the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, conducting research on the war on terror, civil-military issues, and public opinion. At Harvard, Erin was a senior editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and the Journal on Law and Gender and did extensive coursework in human rights, international law, and national security.

Erin has over 10 years of experience tutoring students for the LSAT and helping aspiring law students revise their essays and admissions packages. After law school, Erin spent seven years working as a litigator in the white-collar criminal defense and securities litigation group of an AmLaw 100 law firm. During her time at the law firm, Erin spent a year as a fellow at a non-profit in the Bronx that provided free family legal services to victims of domestic violence. After leaving private practice, Erin spent two years as a senior compliance officer at a major investment bank. Erin has advised dozens of applicants over the past several admissions cycles at Stratus. She specializes in helping high-achieving clients gain admission to top 10 law school programs.

Erin has agreed to help law school applicants with questions at TippingTheScales.com. No question is out of bounds. Worried about your undergraduate record? Concerned about your LSAT score? Not entirely certain where you should apply to get your law degree? Unsure of how to approach your personal statement? Wondering who you should ask to write your letters of recommendation?

Erin is ready to answer your unique law school admissions questions. Fire away!

 

  • Heather Soderquist

    Erin, Thanks so much for providing your expert advice to Tipping The Scales! This is just a test to get us started and make sure you’re receiving notices from our readers.

  • Sarah

    Do you think it is better to apply this cycle or wait another year? I’m a women candidate with a 166 and 2.7. I’d like to attend schools in top 30. Are there any schools I should focus on? I’m guessing I have no chance at Michigan or UVA