Key Contacts

How to Get Reciprocity

To request reciprocal access, contact the CDO at 617.353.3141 or lawcdo@bu.edu and provide us with the name of the school to which you would like to request access. Provide an alternate school in case your first choice is unavailable. Reciprocity requests are handled on a first-come, first-served basis and are usually processed within one to two weeks. We will request reciprocity on your behalf and notify you if reciprocity has been granted.

NOTE: Please do not go to or call another law school's career services office without first requesting reciprocity access.

The bulk of the reciprocity requests our office receives are for access to select New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and California law schools. Since many schools in these areas grant reciprocity strictly on a person-for-person basis, the CDO is sometimes unable to obtain reciprocity access at certain schools in the above-mentioned areas.

Reciprocity at Massachusetts Law Schools

By agreement of the Massachusetts Law School Consortium, students/graduates may not request reciprocity at another Massachusetts law school.

Limit of Reciprocity Request

Students/alumni are limited to requesting reciprocity access to only one law school at a time. We cannot send a second request until reciprocal access at the first school has expired.