Admissions Consulting

Long Island LSAT is proud to announce that we have partnered with The Spivey Consulting Group to provide the highest quality Law School Admissions Consulting.


mike-spiveyMike Spivey

Mike Spivey has long been considered a leader at the cutting edge of law school administration. Since 2000, Mike has helped lead the admissions and employment efforts of three top Law Schools while at Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, and The University of Colorado. Mike has been featured in The Chronicles of Higher Education for his forward thinking efforts in admissions, was a Law School Admission Council (LSAC) faculty member for new admissions professionals, and has been featured by Princeton Review’s website for his advice on law school admissions. “Dean” Spivey has helped counsel thousands of students through the admissions, scholarship and legal career search processes. He has been a featured speaker and panelist at more than forty prestigious universities including Princeton University, Stanford University, and Dartmouth College and has been sought out as a consultant, most recently at Wake Forest, Emory and Loyola Law Schools.



Karen ButtenbaumĀ 

Karen Buttenbaum is a respected law school admissions professional with over 15 years experience working in legal education. From 2001-2013, she was a voting member of the admissions committee at Harvard Law School, reading and making decisions on over 16,000 applications and interviewing over 1,000 applicants during that time. Karen held almost every position on the senior staff in the HLS admissions office starting as an Assistant Director, moving up to Associate Director and most recently serving as Director. Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Karen assisted efforts in the admissions office at Roger Williams University School of Law helping them to achieve significant admissions milestones. Throughout her career in law school admissions, she has been actively involved with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) serving on the Test Development and Research Committee, Annual Meeting Planning Committee, served as a faculty member for new admission professionals, and has spoken at many LSAC sponsored events and conferences. Karen has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1997.