Lauren Dropkin


Sr. Assistant Director of Career Development, Pre-Law Advisor


Brandeis University | BA English, American Literature
University of Illinois College of Law | JD Family Law


Because Lauren fancies herself a wordsmith, she enjoys helping students and alumni choose how to best express themselves in different aspects of applications; whether it's for internships, jobs, graduate or law school. When you meet with her, be ready for someone to tell you like it is that works with you to strengthen skills and empowers you to move forward from wherever you are. 

Part of Lauren’s enthusiasm stems from her shared experience as a fellow Brandeisian. While practicing family law in Chicago, IL, Lauren spent a semester as an adjunct professor for legal research and writing at DePaul Law School. When she decided it was time to move back to the Boston area, Lauren seized the opportunity to return to campus, parlaying her law degree into a second career as a part of the Hiatt counseling team.  

There's a really good chance you'll see Lauren outside of the office. You might encounter her as a Guberman Fellow for Introduction to Law or Business Law.  She engages with clubs for career conversations and programming (including events for students interested in law and graduate school) and has also been seen at sporting events, Voicemale concerts, theatrical performances and art shows. Lauren serves as the staff advisor for the Pre-Law Society and is on the executive board for the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors; so if you’re pre-law, sign up for her listserv.

If you really want to see Lauren’s face light up, talk to her about curling, acapella, or country music. 

Leadership Roles

Contact Lauren for questions about law and graduate school plans and applications, all matters related to job and internship searches, interview preparation and salary negotiations. She also works with students interested in careers in government. All counselors see all students and alumni, but staff have areas of specialty and interest. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT HERE!