Aaron attended Harvard College, where he studied government, and later earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. While in law school, he competed in the moot court competition and interned at the United States Attorney's Office in Boston. He has worked as a law school admissions advisor for 5 years and an LSAT instructor for 7 years. He started his work in admissions helping Harvard College students navigate the law school admissions process while also attending Harvard Law School. And his students have been accepted at top schools across the country, often with significant scholarships.
Aaron currently works as a law clerk on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and clerked for a judge on the Middle District of Florida before that. As a former applicant, a recent law school graduate, and a practicing attorney, he understands every step of the process and loves to help students find the best path forward for them. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys playing tennis and golf, video games, and cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Alex Barroca is an attorney licensed in the State of New York with extensive experience in law and higher education. He has spent years practicing law, teaching legal research & writing and working in admissions-related positions. He holds three law degrees (LLB, BCL & LLM). Given his unique professional and academic profile, he is well versed in the law school admissions process and has a passion for helping applicants gain admission to top institutions across the US. He currently works as an Assistant Director of Recruitment at Columbia University and a lecturer at the Center for Legal Studies.
In his recent role as the Law Placement Specialist for the Institute of International Education, Alex was responsible for helping Fulbright scholarship recipients gain admission to law schools across the country. He has reviewed hundreds of personal statement & study objectives and has worked directly with countless admissions departments, giving him a unique insight into admissions trends.
In working with Alex, you will no doubt benefit from his extensive industry experience, coupled with his passion for teaching academic writing geared towards a legal audience. He looks forward to getting to know you and helping you learn how to effectively showcase your unique skills and experience.
Andrew attended Providence College, studying History and Political Science. He later earned a Masters from Brown University and law degree from University of Notre Dame. During law school, Andrew was a member of a law journal and moot court team. He also worked in Notre Dame Law School’s admissions office, as a program ambassador, and became fascinated with the law school admissions process after seeing how it worked from the inside.
Andrew brings extensive knowledge about law school admissions and the unique qualities of different law schools around the country. He has worked with numerous students who were accepted into top law schools and prides himself on being able to help students find the law school that best fits their goals.
Andrew works full-time as a judicial law clerk for a federal appellate judge in Washington, D.C. He will begin a second federal appellate clerkship in 2022. While in law school, Andrew completed internships with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps, a U.S. District Court judge, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Andrew spends his free time visiting museums, trying new restaurants, and going on road trips.
Denise has been advising future law students since 2012. She directed the Pre-Law Advising Program at Montana State University and helped students develop compelling law school personal statements, LSAT prep study plans, and school lists. As the Director of Pre-Law Advising, Denise maintained membership in several pre-law advising associations and worked with law school admissions offices around the country.
She later moved to New York where she was an Assistant Professor in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program at the University of Rochester. Denise moved back to Montana where she continues to teach writing. She enjoys getting to know her students and helping them achieve their dream of attending law school!
After serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Denise enrolled in law school. She graduated cum laude from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law. While in law school, Denise served as an editor on the Journal of Family Law and the Journal of Law and Education. She was also a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Team.
Denise’s career in the law included working at a large law firm with the healthcare and insurance defense litigation teams. She also worked as a prosecutor and served as a law clerk for the Court of Appeals. While working at Montana State University, she earned her doctoral degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on writing.
When she’s not teaching writing or advising students, you can find Denise enjoying the great outdoors in Montana.
Elizabeth has handled admission issues since 2004. She is a practicing attorney with her own solo practice concentrating in legal ethics for lawyers and law students. She regularly assists students with background issues that affect their ability to enter law school or gain bar admission. She has reviewed countless law school applications and knows the importance of disclosure. Elizabeth attended the University of Wisconsin Madison and received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science.
After college, Liz attended IIT-Kent College of Law. Her first legal job was staff counsel at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission where she prosecuted lawyer misconduct. She then “flipped” sides which is where she began, as part of her legal practice, to represent law students with background issues. Working with students is truly her passion. She enjoys getting to know her students and assisting them to make the process less challenging and frightening.
In her spare time, Liz loves to exercise, read, spend time with her family, and watch movies. She looks forward to helping and getting to know Blueprint students.
Gerry worked as a lawyer in the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP for three years. As a graduate of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, he is very familiar with the ins and outs of the law school application process. Gerry has worked closely with the Northwestern Dean of Admissions interviewing prospective law students and reviewing their law school applications. He has also lectured on best practices for law school admissions and success at Purdue University and University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Gerry enjoys helping students navigate all parts of the law school application process; from choosing the right undergraduate courses, preparing for the LSAT, crafting the law school application itself, and negotiating scholarships between prospective law schools. In his spare time, Gerry writes, records, and produces music for television and film.
Ian is native Floridian who received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Financial Services from the University of North Florida in 2009. He then went on to pursue his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law and has been a licensed attorney in Florida since 2012. His first job out of law school was as an Admissions Counselor for Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL).
It was there that he found his passion for working with prospective law students, helping them navigate the admissions process and finding the right school based on their goals. After a little over a year at FCSL, Ian took a job as the Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and after a little over three years there, he took a position as the Director of Admissions at Michigan State University College of Law where he spent four years.
Ian loves learning about the reasons why prospective law students have gravitated towards obtaining their law degree, what their long-term goals are, and how he can help them work through the admissions process to land at the school they think best to help them achieve those goals.
Ian lives in Lexington, KY where he works full-time helping legal professionals work through the process of finding their next step in their career journey. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and his two-year-old Goldendoodle, Rudy.
Jason has been helping students get into law school since 2004, when he first began teaching and tutoring LSAT students. In 2009, he became an admissions consultant and worked with selected students on preparing resumes, soliciting effective letters of recommendation, and creating powerful law school personal statements.
That year, he also began working at the University of Texas Undergraduate Writing Center where he developed a reputation among fellow graduate students for skillful editing and was hired to edit three dissertations and numerous research articles.
He also served as a senior writing consultant for UT's School of Law, where he created a personal statement seminar for 2L students and helped students on all forms of legal writing. While he chose to pursue a PhD in Educational Psychology rather than a JD, Jason is deeply familiar with both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the law school admissions process and understands what law schools are looking for in prospective students.
He has more than a decade of experience helping students write meaningful and compelling personal statements, while avoiding the tropes and clichés that plague so many applications.
Meera is a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan and has worked in law school admissions since 2015 in Michigan and more recently in Southern California since 2018. She attended Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, where she served as an Associate Editor and Reviewing Editor for the Journal of Law in Society.
In her role as an Assistant Director of Admissions, she has reviewed thousands of applications and made application decisions. She has been part of an admissions committee and understands what makes a well rounded student stand out in the process.
Meera is also a certified coach and her favorite part of working with students is to help them achieve their goals, whether that is through brainstorming personal statement ideas or working through mindset blocks throughout the application process.
In her free time she loves to dance, read, and check out restaurants.
Like many who go to law school, Tracy has always wanted to help and care for people. She embarked on her career to do just this by majoring in Psychology and Sociology at Northwest Missouri State University. Initially she thought she would combine that background with a law degree to advocate for women and children through policy and legislation. It all changed when Tracy caught the litigation bug about halfway through law school at the University of Nebraska College of Law.
After graduating from law school, Tracy pursued a career in litigation, practicing workers’ compensation law in the public and private sectors. After about ten years in practice Tracy realized she had gotten away from her initial goals to help and care for people and knew it was time for a change.
In 2011, Tracy returned to Nebraska Law where she developed her passion for helping law students – first current students and then future law students. Tracy spent one year as the Assistant Director of Career Development and worked with students to identify their talents, find and apply to career opportunities, and counsel them as they embarked on their legal careers. Her focus changed to guiding future law students when she became the law college’s Assistant Dean for Admissions.
It was in this position that Tracy hit her stride. She worked closely with students at every stage of preparing for law school. She has presented to large groups and worked one on one with students on topics ranging from what to do in undergraduate to writing a strong personal statement to making the final law school decision. She also reviewed applications, awarded scholarships and collaborated with the school’s Admissions and Scholarship committees.
Tracy is mom to two very active boys, and spends a good amount of time shuttling them to activities and cheering them on from the sidelines. Honestly, she would have it no other way! When she isn’t being a mom taxi, you will find Tracy in her kitchen testing out recipes or creating something special out of cake and buttercream.
Tracy is a big fan of true crime podcasts and is slightly embarrassed by the number of reality television shows she follows. She is excited to get back to working with future law students and helping them find the law school that best fits them!