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How A Former Assistant Director Of Admissions At Harvard Law School Is Increasing Indian Lawyer And Law Student Access To Premier Global Law Programs.

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
11 Oct 2021 10:24 AM GMT
How A Former Assistant Director Of Admissions At Harvard Law School Is Increasing Indian Lawyer And Law Student Access To Premier Global Law Programs.
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About Heather Wallick and Wallick Global Consulting Ms. Heather Wallick, the former Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for the Graduate Program at Harvard Law School (HLS) has been managing a coaching and career planning practice with the goal of providing law career planning services and admissions planning to lawyers and law students. Ms. Wallick worked for HLS...

About Heather Wallick and Wallick Global Consulting

Ms. Heather Wallick, the former Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for the Graduate Program at Harvard Law School (HLS) has been managing a coaching and career planning practice with the goal of providing law career planning services and admissions planning to lawyers and law students. Ms. Wallick worked for HLS for twelve years. Before joining the Graduate Program at HLS, she worked as a lawyer and an Immigration Law Specialist focussing on USA Business and Family Immigration. Now, she is a Director of Wallick Global Consulting Private Limited (WGC), a thriving coaching and career planning practice providing support, mentoring, and capacity building to students for their highly competitive international university admissions processes.

WGC has quickly established the benchmark for premier higher education career planning and academic consultancy in the Indian international education scenario.

Successes

WGC has been achieving tremendous success with their students with regular admits to the most prestigious LL.M. programs around the world.

In 2021, WGC were admitted to 5 seats at Cambridge and seven at Columbia for advanced degrees in law. Within the last four years, Ms. Wallick has guided students to achieve admissions to the most prestigious law schools around the world including Harvard, Colombia, Cambridge, NYU, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, UPenn, Cornell, U Chicago, UCL, LSE, and NUS with waitlist admissions to Stanford and Yale.

Apart from career planning for lawyers, Ms. Wallick provides guidance to students with their undergraduate, MS, and MBA applications and has been providing support and capacity building to her students, many of whom have been admitted to the top 50 globally ranked universities including Princeton, Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT (Sloan), University of Chicago, Imperial College London, Northwestern (Kellogg), UC Berkeley, UCLA, Carnegie Mellon, University of Toronto, UT Austin, and Georgetown; however, her priority in starting a WGC in India has always been to bring quality international career planning and application support services to the law LLM/SJD candidate.

Tips

Ms. Wallick finds that the most common mistake students make is that they start thinking about the application process very late. Candidates do not put sufficient time and effort toward crafting a competitive profile for their LL.M. Instead, they rush to apply and miss easy but critical improvements that can add holistic value to their application. One challenge is time management - while preparing publications, service and 'extra-practice' activities, care must be taken to balance practice responsibilities and often a very full caseload, or, for students, a full course load. Grades and rank do matter but are not the only vertical upon which fitness for admission is measured whether in the US or the UK.

Ms. Wallick mentors from a subject matter no-bar perspective. She believes that students should not seek "application assistance." Rather they should seek a review of their profile and work with a mentor that can provide guidance in the earlier years of law school. This will help the student understand how their performance in law school affects their application process in later years. Ms. Wallick and her team take sufficient time with their students to ensure fundamental understanding of the application procedures, materials, and demands. Moreover, Ms. Wallick carefully explains how submissions could be viewed by readers and evaluators in the university admission team. This is an area in which she can provide some first-hand insight from her time at Harvard Law School.

Services

Ms. Wallick has career planning packages to suit any candidate when competing on a global platform. Ms. Wallick also provides her guidance to working professionals who want to apply and works with them in evening and weekend sessions.

Wallick Global Consulting is currently interviewing candidates who need Ms. Wallick's assistance for coaching and career planning. Please contact us for a consultation by completing the brief questionnaire found in the chat box on the WGC website or by calling +918851119559.

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