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

Real-World Skills and Experience

New England Law students graduate practice-ready thanks to ample real-world legal experience—starting their very first year. Here you'll have vast and varied opportunities to grow your skills through extensive hands-on learning opportunities, including:

  • Clinics and externships
  • Judicial internships
  • International programs
  • Summer Fellowship Program (a unique opportunity that includes a $3,500 stipend)
  • Pro bono
  • Academic centers
  • And much more

Exceptional Academics

In-demand concentrations and certificate programs. Rigorous course work. More than 100 electives. Here you can explore your interests and build the academic foundation you need to thrive in any practice setting. If you have a specific legal field in mind, we will help you map out your path to success.

Students with exceptional academic promise may also be eligible for our Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Honors Program.

Committed Professors

Here you will learn from distinguished scholars and practitioners with cutting-edge experience, outstanding credentials, and, most notably, a demonstrated commitment to engaging and mentoring students. Whether full time or adjunct, our faculty members are invested in your success and committed to helping you reach your goals.

Flexible Degree Programs

With six JD options—including some of the most unique and flexible part-time offerings in the country—you will find a law degree program that meets your needs and schedule.

Lawyers trained outside the United States can also improve their career prospects with our Master of Laws in American Law (LLM) degree. 

Support for Success

Our students achieve their full potential through our innovative academic and career services. From practical job search help to mentoring to bar exam preparation, you will get the support you need to thrive throughout your time at New England Law and long after.

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

Jennifer Bade

I will recommend New England Law to every single prospective law student I meet. I firmly believe this school affords its students opportunities they would not get at other law schools.” —Jennifer Bade ’20

A Welcoming, Close-Knit Community

Since our founding in 1908 as the only law school exclusively for women, New England Law has striven to make the legal community more inclusive. Today, you'll find a coeducational student body that is uniquely supportive, welcoming, and diverse

Racial minorities make up about 30 percent of our student body. A significant number of our students are first generation as well. And our many other student organizations speak to students' diverse legal interests, backgrounds, and ambitions.  

In the Heart of Boston

New England Law is ideally located in downtown Boston, close to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Financial District, State House, Government Center, and numerous state and federal courts, government agencies, and law firms—all frequent employers of our students and alumni.

Our central location also attracts legal influencers. Many local and national thought leaders, including eight U.S. 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 where a New England Law degree can take you, 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, U.S. 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
  • Jackson Hau '16, Political-Military Desk Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • 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

Recognized for Excellence

In 2018, preLaw Magazine named New England Law | Boston a top law school for both public interest and family law, based on our course offerings, concentrations, faculty, and student access to clinics and externships in these areas. New England Law was the only Massachusetts law school to receive an “A” grade in the family law division in particular.

In recognition of our long history as a champion of women in the law, The Princeton Review also named us the #3 law school with the Greatest Resources for Women in its 2019 rankings.

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