Kate R.

Bio

Kate discovered a passion for archival research and legal studies at Columbia University where they studied American History and African studies. After graduating with numerous department honors, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa, they created an oral history archive of the Argentine LGBT movement thanks to a Fulbright Research Grant. The Fulbright experience spurred them to investigate similar questions in U.S. History by pursuing a JD-PhD at Yale. They recently graduated from Yale Law School, where they co-founded the Law and Political Economy Project, and published work in the Yale Law Journal. They spent law school summers at the ACLU’s LGBT project, and at the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block LLP. These days, Kate is finishing their PhD dissertation in 20th century American legal history.

Kate has teaching, tutoring, and editing experience going back to their undergraduate days. They are comfortable guiding students through a wide range of academic topics, from AP U.S. Politics to 3L law courses, as well as working more generally on persuasive writing. Kate also loves helping students with complicated organizational projects, like conducting original research, navigating heavy course loads, and applying to graduate and professional school.

Beyond academic work, Kate loves to swim, read contemporary fiction, and make very slow progress on the piano and guitar. They are a committed vegan foodie, and can be found watching English Premier League soccer most weekends. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Yale University, PhD Candidate in History
  • Yale University, JD
  • Columbia University, BA in American History & African Studies
Specialties
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Science & Government
  • Law School Admissions
  • College Admissions
  • Graduate Admissions
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Kate was an exceptional tutor all around. They understood my situation quite well and we hammered out a really productive working relationship. They did a great job of allowing me to control the overall direction of the applications while also providing really useful insights throughout that strengthened my applications significantly. I’m really glad I ended up with Kate, because regardless of my acceptances I’m ecstatic with the way my applications turned out."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Ameir, Law School Admissions)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Kate set my mind at ease during a difficult push through my first set of law school exams as a 1L. I particularly appreciated their steadying presence, systematic approach, and willingness to be flexible with both time and content during our discussions. Kate has a subtle but effective way of inspiring a sense of self-competence which was instrumental in successfully completing challenging exams in a high-pressure environment. I can't recommend Kate enough!"
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Anonymous, Legal Studies)