The pre-law applicant works in conjunction with their Dudley Pre-law Adviser and the Office of Career Services (OCS). To get started, please contact the Dudley  Pre-Law Adviser (Rachel Culley, )

  • All law school applicants should familiarize themselves with the law school resources available at the OCS. In addition, it’s a good idea to attend one of the Pre-Law "Applying to Law School 101" sessions. For more info, see the OCS website (


We recommend that you take the LSAT by (at the latest) the September/October administrator in the fall of the year in which you intend to apply. We recommend that you send out your applications by mid-November.

Here is a timeline we recommend:

  • BySeptember 1: You should ask at least two professors for letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be sent to law schools via the Law School Admissions Council(LSAC) Letter of Recommendation Service. Request that each recommender send a copy of their recommendation and a signed and dated waiver form to the Dudley Undergraduate Office so we can keep a copy in your file if you wish. Provide your recommenders with a stamped envelope addressed to:
  • Dudley Community Office 10 DeWolfe Street #23 Cambridge, MA 02138
  • By October 1: You should send your c.v., personal statement, and a completed pre-law questionnaire to your House Adviser.
  • By October 1: You should set up a meeting with your House Adviser to discuss your application.



Alumni have access to all of the advising resources of Dudley, and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of these if you decide to apply to law school after graduation. The application process is roughly the same as it is for seniors. Even if you are out of the Boston area, Dudley can be a resource while you're applying, so please contact us as soon as possible.