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Incoming Students – Fall 2018

Current as of August 27, 2018. We have compiled information on a variety of law school facts such as the LSAT medians for New England Law's incoming students. For example, if you want to know the average age of law school students at New England Law | Boston, you'll find the answer here.

Overall Entering Class
Completed Applications
1,336
Enrolled, First-Year Students
185
States Represented
27
Countries Represented
5
Undergraduate Schools Represented
122
Minority Percentage
25%
LSAT and GPA Data – Overall Class

LSAT
GPA
75%
153
3.43
Median
150
3.15
25%
147
2.80
LSAT and GPA Data – Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Honors Program

LSAT
GPA
75%
156
3.54
Median
155
3.44
25%
153
3.16
Full-Time Students
Completed Applications
1,168 
Enrolled Students/Class Size
136 
Average Age of Law Students
25 
Age Range
20–57
Women
67%
Out-of-State Percentage
68%
Part-Time Students
Completed Applications
168 
Enrolled Students/Class Size
49 
Average Age
28 
Age Range
21–47
Women
69%
Out-of-State Percentage
29%

Law Degrees Granted

  • JD (Juris Doctor)
  • LLM (Master of Laws) in American Law – for foreign lawyers with law degrees from institutions outside the United States who want to increase their knowledge of the American legal system

Academic Programs Offered

Clinical Law Programs and Externships

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Clinic
  • Business and Intellectual Property
  • Business Practice Credit
  • Criminal Procedure II
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Government Lawyer
  • Health Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Externships
  • Judicial Internships
  • Land Use Law
  • Lawyering Process
  • Massachusetts Practice
  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution
  • Practice Credit
  • Public Interest Law
  • Tax Law

Summer Fellowship Program

Academic Centers

Moot Court/Mock Trial

  • ABA Client Counseling Competition
  • ABA Negotiation Competition
  • Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
  • National Basketball Negotiation Competition
  • National Environmental Moot Court Competition
  • National Tax Moot Court Competition
  • National Mock Trial Competition
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • Saul Lefkowitz Intellectual Property Competition

Scholarly Journal

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition (2018–2019)

Full-Time Program:

  • 12–15 credits: $24,704 per semester (annually: $49,408)
  • Cost per additional credit: $2,058

Part-Time Program:

  • 9–12 credits: $18,528 per semester (annually: $37,056)
  • Cost per additional credit: $2,058

Special Part-Time Program for students with family-care responsibilities:

  • 13–15 credits: $24,704 per semester (annually: $49,408)
  • 8–12 credits: $18,528 per semester (annually: $37,056)
  • 7 credits or fewer: $2,058 per credit

New England Law | Boston tuition and fees are payable in full by August for the fall semester and by December for the spring semester. The Student Bar Association fee is $80 per year.

The state-mandated student health insurance is $2,815 for the 2018–2019 year. All students carrying at least 75 percent of the course load for full-time students are required to be covered by health insurance, in accordance with Massachusetts state law. Students who show proof of coverage through a qualifying plan will have the insurance fee waived.

Summer Tuition is charged at a per credit rate for all students. Summer rates are published near the end of each academic year.

Financial Aid

New England Law | Boston provides generous scholarships, including scholarships for full tuition. The Office of Financial Aid will work with you to determine your budget and financing options.

Financial aid is awarded by the law school on an annual basis.

Employment Statistics for Law School Graduates

Our History

  • Founded in 1908 as Portia Law School, the only law school established exclusively for the education of women
  • Coeducational since 1938
  • Renamed New England Law | Boston in 2008
  • With three other independent law schools, New England Law is a founding member of the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education

Accreditation/Membership

New England Law | Boston is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-988-6738
Fax: 312-988-5681
legaled@americanbar.org

New England Law | Boston is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

Association of American Law Schools
1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20036-2717
Phone: 202-296-8851
Fax: 202-296-8869
aals@aals.org