Overview

Applicants
2,809
Acceptance Rate
41%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.60
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
202

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
156 - 163

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
March 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$0

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors


Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
114

55.3
Female
19.3
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

A reputation for providing practical work experience and a “commitment to public interest” are what draw students to Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. The co-operative education program at NUSL is its “biggest perk” as it gives students opportunities to “make connections, build relationships, and improve practical skills.” Students are guided through the application and interview process in order to take on “real-world” field experiences in which they are interested. The program grants opportunities for students to network as they “experience real life as a lawyer and learn from professionals in the field.” The co-op program has been deemed “a huge confidence booster,” as it allows students to build knowledge and skills using a “hands-on” approach throughout their second and third years at school. “It also gives us a chance to try out a field we might be interested in practicing in before committing fully,” says one student. Public interest law is of the utmost importance to the school’s culture, and the co-op program focuses on public service projects in a variety of settings. One student states, “I also really enjoyed the social justice project that you participate in during your first year, and the co-op process, giving you work experience to help contextualize your legal education.” NUSL takes the initiative “to foster collaboration” and build “a community of progressive thinkers and actors.”

Aside from the co-operative education program, the faculty at NUSL is among the school’s “greatest strengths.” The professors and administration are “extremely supportive,” knowledgeable, and “are committed to the students’ success in academia, their careers, and all aspects of their lives.” The faculty’s “enthusiasm for law” and “genuine affection for the students” make their dedication remarkably evident. Many professors maintain an “open-door policy” to discuss student concerns and “make you feel part of the NUSL community.” One student pointed out, “In speaking to peers at other schools, the face time I have had access to with my first year professors is exceptional.” The school’s administrative faculty members are “quick in responding to student concerns” and “take the time to get to know us on an individual level.” Similar to the support found in the classrooms, the law library is equipped with librarians who are “incredibly helpful with research.” Student engagement, “scholarly achievement,” and “commitment to their students and their wellbeing” are the faculty’s main goals.

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
85%
Median Starting Salary
$60,223
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
90%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
45%

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
Northeastern University School of Law?s cooperative legal education program does more than prepare you for the job market?the experiences students have on co-op often can lead directly to a job offer. The following is a selected list of employers who most frequently hire our graduates: -Nixon Peabody -U.S. Bankruptcy courts -Ropes & Gray -Committee for Public Counsel Services (Public Defender in Massachusetts) -Equal Justice Works Fellowships -Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Boston -Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Greater Boston area -Legal Services Offices in Massachusetts and New York -Massachusetts Appeals and Supreme Judicial Courts -Health Law Advocates -State Street Bank & Trust Company -Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights -Goulston & Storrs -US Department of Justice -WilmerHale

Graduates Employed by Region


Prominent Alumni

Mary Bonauto
Civil Rights Project Director, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

Maura Healey
Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Andrew Glincher
CEO and Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody

William "Mo" Cowan
US Senator (ret.); GE's Vice President, Litigation and Legal Policy

Margaret Hassan
US Senator, State of New Hampshire

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Feb 15
Application Deadlines
Mar 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$58,370

% Students Receiving Some Aid
95%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$52,800
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$17,100
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$17,100
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$2,499
Fees
$120

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
622
Parent Institution Enrollement
39,176

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
8
Average Age at Entry
25

% Out-of-State
48%
% International
1%

Demographics

36.90%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
66% female
34% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students describe NUSL as being a “collaborative community” with students who are “very willing to help each other out.” Due to the lack of a traditional grading system, students are encouraged to focus on their own personal development and growth, “rather than trying to outdo [their] fellow law student[s].” The school still exhibits a “very collegial,” atmosphere; however, “not having grades takes the competitive edge off of the experience.” Friendships among students are based on academic, professional, and emotional support. Most students “are just trying to help everyone around them succeed.” Students often study together, compare notes, and inform absent students of any missed work.

NUSL allows students to participate in many groups surrounding shared interests or common goals. A student says, “My social experience at NUSL has been shaped by student group engagement and activism.” Many students become highly involved with student government and other advocacy committees during their time at the school. A “very lively Facebook page” keeps students in the loop about key events that may impact their lives. “We also have a Bar Review (socializing at a bar in Boston) every few weeks or so,” adds a student. The school provides “lots of opportunities to go to talks for free food around lunchtime” as well. Students are able to take ownership in every aspect of campus life.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Address
416 Huntington Avenue
101 Knowles
Boston, MA 02115

Phone
617-373-2395

Email
lawadmissions@neu.edu