Overview

Applicants
1,172
Acceptance Rate
70%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.28
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
120

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
146 - 153

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
March 15

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$65

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
121

39
Female
9
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

New England Law | Boston provides “a unique and invaluable law school experience” with a “great regional reputation and alumni network.” “Since it’s small there is a close-knit family feel,” although some suggest “the school is cramped” and “can become congested.” “The strong sense of community” nurtures “a very supportive upbeat educational experience at every level.” “The Boston location gives students a lot of possibilities for employment” although the school could work on “improving its reputation” in the area. New England Law “wants to help you succeed in your law school life and later career,” and “goes through great measures to ensure all students have the necessary knowledge and requirements to be successful in the workplace.”
By far the most celebrated part of the school is the “exceptional” faculty. These “very approachable” professors “encourage intellectual curiosity and value hard work.” “Professors are committed to providing the highest quality academics with the goal of producing top level lawyers,” one student explains. “The faculty is always available for consultation and assistance,” and New England Law “does not have teaching assistants.” “All of the professors have extensive legal background,” and many are Harvard graduates. Students really get to know their professors here, as “the comparatively small size of the school means that faculty and students are in constant, casual contact.” One 3L says, “I would wager that if our faculty was compared to any other law school in the nation, that our school would win, hands down!”
The students also love the “excellent library and IT staff” that are “always available for research assistance.” “The law librarians are indeed wizards & the security staff know everything & everyone,” one student explains. While the students love the faculty and staff, “the administration is abysmal” and “the worst part of this entire school.” “In my three years at New England I’ve seen the Dean ONCE,” one student says.
Those who attend New England Law are “pretty much guaranteed to pass the bar statistically.” Students love the “supportive atmosphere,” “strong alumni network, networking opportunities,” and how “the small community encourages teamwork, collaboration, and success.” “Okay, sure at BC or Harvard you will learn what Thomas Jefferson was thinking when he wrote the Constitution,” one student says, “but at New England Law you will learn how to conduct a divorce between a plumber and a nurse.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
73%
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
77%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
19%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
30

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Private law firms, federal and state government agencies, courts, nonprofit organizations, and corporations.

Graduates Employed by Area

9%
Government

Graduates Employed by Region

8%
Mid-Atlantic

Prominent Alumni

Paula M. Carey '86
Chief Justice, Massachusetts Trial Court

Karyn E. Polito '91
Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor

Peter H. Dinwiddie '04
Vice President of Basketball Operations, Indiana Pacers

Mitchell Garabedian '79
Attorney for victimsof sexual abuse, featuredin the movie Spotlight

Michael Curry '05
Former President of the Boston Branch of the NAACP

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 19

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$52,879

% Students Receiving Some Aid
94%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$46,974
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$18,630
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,350
Fees
$80

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
602

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
7
Average Age at Entry
25

% Out-of-State
64%
% International
2%

Demographics

31.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

70% are full time
30% are part time
60% female
40% male

Campus Life

Students Say

“I love my diverse (in both age and background) group of peers,” one happy student says. Originally founded as a law school for women, the law school is now co-ed. “The political leaning of the students is roughly 90 percent liberal and 10 percent conservative,” although one student was “definitely surprised at the large number of conservatives who attend this school.” New England Law “itself is small” and “there is technically only one building with classes.” Although “almost totally confined to a single building,” the school is “very tech oriented, with WiFi that reaches the food court across the street & plugs at every seat in classrooms and the library.” Students do think the “facilities could use an improvement and be modernized.” Socially, students “tend to stay within their cliques for day to day studying, talking, and beer drinking.” It should be noted that there is “definitely a difference between the full-time day students and the part-time evening students.” The evening students “look at law school as an extension of their day job,” “seem to form a close bond quickly” and “prefer to stay together and study together than compete and spread rumors.” It is easy for students to get off campus and enjoy all that Boston has to offer. “The social life in the middle of downtown Boston/theater district always has something to do,” one student says.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
John Chalmers
Dean of Admissions

Address
154 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116

Phone
617-422-7210

Email
admit@nesl.edu