Prelaw Advising Committee

Students and alumni interested in applying to law school should work with the UNH Prelaw Committee in preparation for applying to law school. Prelaw advisors are available to assist students in any number of areas related to law school admissions: major and course selection, preparation for the LSAT, selecting prospective law schools, and the online application process. Register with the Prelaw Committee to receive direct emails about our special events, guest speakers, and important deadlines. Participation in the events listed on the homepage is strongly encouraged.

To sign up: Visit, email, or call the Prelaw Advising Office, and give your full name and email address to: Paula DiNardo, Hood House room 106, 603.862.3485.

Prelaw students may meet with any of the members of the Prelaw Committee, whose members are listed below:

John J. Cerullo

Professor of History, UNH Manchester
PhD: University of Pennsylvania
University Center, room 227
Areas of interest: Military justice, history of moral thought, and the intersection of law and politics

Drew Christie

Associate Professor of Justice Studies and Philosophy
MSL: Yale University School of Law
PhD: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hamilton Smith Hall, room 50A
Areas of interest: Mock Trial, Constitutional, Education, and Environmental Law

Paula M. DiNardo

Prelaw Advisor
CAGS: University of New Hampshire
MA: Michigan State University
Hood House, room 106
Areas of interest: LSAC, LSDAS, LSAT prep, managing the law school application process. Paula is also a member for the Northeast Association of Prelaw Advisors (NAPLA).

Molly Girard Dorsey

Assistant Professor of History
JD: Harvard University School of Law
PhD: Yale University
Horton Social Science Center, room 438
Areas of interest: Modern Law, American Legal History, War

Charles Putnam

Co-Director: JusticeWorks and Coach of UNH Mock Trial
JD: University of Connecticut School of Law
Huddleston Hall, room 208
Areas of interest: Mock Trial, Prosecution of crimes against children, the impact of technology on justice information systems, and the evolving issues of personal privacy versus public access to information held by government agencies

Dante J. Scala

Associate Professor of Political Science
PhD: University of Chicago
Horton Social Science Center, Room 332

Nick Smith

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
JD: SUNY Buffalo
PhD: Vanderbilt University
Hamilton Smith Hall, room 30
603.862.1329 and “Candid Advice for Undergraduates Considering Law School”
Areas of interest: Apologies and Forgiveness; Philosophy of Law, Politics and Society, particularly as considered through contemporary continental philosophy; Aesthetics

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