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Dean John F. O'Brien

Find Your Opportunity:
A Special Message for Prospective Students

Since 1908, New England Law | Boston has been a gateway leading to rewarding and meaningful careers in law. Our combination of legal theory and practice allows students to gain real experience earlier and more frequently than at most other law schools.

  • From day one, our innovative Lawyering Experience course helps you choose your legal path.
  • Our Summer Fellowship Program enables you to gain valuable practice experience—with pay—as early as the summer after your first year of law school.
  • You will be prepared to meet your career goals, whatever they might be, with a New England Law degree. Our certificate programs and concentrations can also help you specialize in booming fields such as intellectual property law, immigration, and compliance and risk management.

Are you excited by the prospect of helping to develop criminal law legislation, aiding the indigent, or advocating for refugees? Are you interested in helping to define Internet law, or raising the red flag when environmental regulations are ignored? We share your enthusiasm and will help you every step of the way.

As you get to know us better, you'll see our commitment to academic excellence in our programs, curriculum, and international study opportunities. The student experience is first and foremost here, and we'll provide you with a superior legal education that opens the door to your future.

The best way to find out more about the value of a New England Law education is to visit and talk with our students and graduates. They'll be happy to share insights when you visit, or you can learn about them below. 

I look forward to welcoming you to our law school and congratulating you when you receive your JD or LLM degree!

John F. O'Brien '77
President