jdMission

The Full-Time jdMission Team

Gabriel Kuris

Gabriel Kuris

Senior Consultant

A writer and legal researcher focusing on human rights, corruption, and international development, Gabriel Kuris has worked for research centers at Columbia Law School and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, helping to strengthen anti-corruption reforms worldwide. He also spent three years overseas supporting justice sector reforms and transitional justice efforts in the Philippines, Cambodia, and the Solomon Islands. Earlier, he practiced global finance law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York City. Having graduated from Yale College, Gabriel went on to earn his JD from Harvard Law School and to receive a Fulbright Fellowship in creative writing. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Harvard Review, and Policy and Society, as well as on ForeignPolicy.com. He has been helping law school applicants master the LSAT and compose compelling personal statements for more than a decade.

Mary Richter

Mary Richter

Senior Consultant

Mary Richter graduated from Duke University and Yale Law School. At Duke, she received the Terry Sanford Leadership Award from the Sanford School of Public Policy. At Yale Law, she served as student director of the Domestic Violence Clinic for two years and as a teaching assistant for Professor Owen Fiss. She received the Florence M. Kelley ’37 Family Law Prize for her work in the clinic and published an article in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, on which she served as a board member. During her time in law school, she interned at New York Legal Assistance Group and at Boies, Schiller & Flexner (New York Center office) and Vinson & Elkins (Dallas office). After graduating and passing the New York bar, she worked briefly at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in New York City before leaving the firm to pursue her writing career. Mary’s plays have been produced regionally and in New York, where she won the Outstanding Playwriting Award in the 2009 New York Fringe Festival. She has published articles in a number of periodicals nationwide. She has helped hundreds of students prepare for the LSAT and has a passion for assisting applicants in crafting stellar application packets.

Jeremy Shinewald

Jeremy Shinewald

Founder/President

With his honest, often frank advice and a shrewd ability to tease out a candidate’s best stories, Jeremy Shinewald built mbaMission from a “one-man show” into the market leader in MBA admissions consulting. Now, Jeremy is leading a team that will help law school aspirants differentiate themselves and grab the attention of admissions officers at elite law schools.

Before founding mbaMission and jdMission, Jeremy was the sole speechwriter for the Ambassador of Israel to the United States, for whom he wrote more than 70 policy addresses. Jeremy was admitted to several top domestic and international MBA programs and ultimately became one of the youngest members of his class at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where he was an admissions interviewer, wrote a Business Ethics case and a Small Business Acquisitions case and was chosen by his peers to be Class Graduation Speaker. Jeremy is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC), an organization committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical practices in MBA advisory services, and was co-chair of the 2009 AIGAC Conference at Columbia Business School. He is a recognized leader in the admissions consulting field, and has been quoted in U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Crain’s New York, Poets and Quants and more. Jeremy is also the author of the Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide.