Northeastern University School of Law

Northeastern University School of Law

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Northeastern University School of Law is the nation's leader in experiential legal education, having received the top spot in preLaw magazine's annual ranking of bet schools for practical training. The school infuses practical skills into the curriculum beginning in the first year.

In the upper-level years, students participate in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. All students complete four, three-month internships (co-ops) all over the world, working in advocacy organizations, law firms, government offices, judges’ chambers and all types of businesses and nonprofits. The law school also offers clinical programs and practical skills courses. Because of that, Northeastern law students graduate with almost a full of year of legal experience.

“Northeastern University School of Law delivers today’s students the skills and understandings that lawyers need now to thrive in the new economy,” said Dean Jeremy Paul. “Our signature co-op program affords students four full-time placements in professional settings. Students master learning on the job to complement rigorous classroom training. And, our hands-on experiential approach with real clients working on social justice projects in the first year crystallizes our school’s mission to train lawyers to be change makers and architects of a more just society.”

Hand in hand with its longstanding leadership in the field of experiential learning is the law school’s commitment to the public interest. A top public interest law school, approximately one-third of each graduating class launches their careers with public interest and government organizations.

The school is also diverse: 59 percent of students are women and 30 percent are minorities. More than half of the faculty are women and approximately a quarter are minorities.

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75th Percentile1633.69
25th Percentile1543.3
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$27000
Percent receiving grants97.10%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 85.60%
NJ Employment78.1
Bar Passage81.30%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2016: Practical Training: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy