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Students at New England Law | Boston benefit from our powerful combination of rigorous academics, dynamic community, and early access to practical experience. This environment in the heart of Boston’s legal community will sharpen your legal skills and prepare you for a promising legal career.

Exceptional Academics

Our faculty includes distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to teaching the law and engaging students. By choosing our law school, you will learn from professors who have cutting-edge experience in new and traditional legal fields. Whether full time or adjunct, our faculty members are invested in your success and committed to helping you reach your goals.

As part of our curriculum, you will take law courses and have clinical experiences that expose you to multiple career paths as a legal professional. Our Pathways to the Profession allows you to see the core courses, the recommended courses, and the clinics that you can take to gain expertise and skills in a specific legal field.

New England Law also offers skill development from day one to ensure your success. In your first year, the Academic Excellence Program helps you prepare for exams and understand legal analysis, and you can begin clinics and externships as early as your second year. In the third year, we'll help you focus on career choices and on passing the bar exam.

A Welcoming, Close-Knit Legal Community

Since our founding in 1908 as the only law school exclusively for women, New England Law has strived to make the legal community more diverse. Racial minorities make up about 30 percent of our student body, and our Charles Hamilton Houston Enrichment Program offers activities for students interested in issues of race and ethnicity. Our law school has been co-educational since 1938.

Real-World Skills

As early as the summer after the first year, New England Law students have a variety of opportunities to apply what they have learned in international programs, clinical training, the Summer Fellowship Program, and moot court.

Special projects sponsored by New England Law’s three academic centers—the Center for Business Law, the Center for Law and Social Responsibility, and the Center for International Law and Policy—give students the chance to bring their knowledge to the front lines of practice.

In the Heart of Boston

Our downtown Boston location offers many advantages. The campus is close to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Financial District, the State House, Government Center, and numerous state and federal courts, government agencies, and law firms—all potential employers.

Our world-class location also attracts those who are influencing the legal landscape. Many local and national thought leaders, including eight US Supreme Court justices, have lectured, taught, and met with New England Law students and professors.

Prominent Alumni

When deciding on a law school and considering what New England Law has to offer, look no further than our graduates.

  • Paula M. Carey ’86, Chief Justice, Massachusetts Trial Court
  • Michael Curry ’05, Former President of the Boston Branch of the NAACP
  • Thomas J. Curry ’81, Comptroller of the Currency, US Department of the Treasury
  • Sara Goldman Curley ’02, Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP (Boston)
  • Peter H. Dinwiddie ’04, Vice President of Basketball Operations, Indiana Pacers
  • Mitchell Garabedian ’79, attorney for victims of sexual abuse, featured in the movie Spotlight
  • Amy Peterson ’05, Associate Counsel, Detroit Tigers
  • Karyn E. Polito ’91, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor
  • Roberto Ronquillo Jr. ’84, Chief Justice, Boston Municipal Court
  • Timothy F. Sullivan ’91, Chief Justice, Massachusetts Housing Court
  • Leonard P. Zakim ’78, civil rights leader, namesake for Boston’s Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge