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New England Law | Boston was founded in the spirit of increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in the legal field. We opened in 1908 as the only law school in the country exclusively for women and from there, our law school diversity continued to grow.
Minority student discusses ethnic and cultural diversity at New England Law | Boston
“Everyone’s there to help each other out in any way possible.”
—Katherine Charles, Graduate

We remain committed to supporting student diversity and delivering an excellent education in a welcoming environment. Today, about 30 percent of the student body are students of color.

Charles Hamilton Houston Enrichment Program

The Charles Hamilton Houston Enrichment Program (CHHEP) puts our ideals into action by addressing racial bias, promoting ethnic and cultural law school diversity, and providing a supportive community for students of color.

CHHEP offers discussion groups, community-building activities, a speaker series, and recognition of academic excellence. This program is open to all New England Law students who are interested in issues of race, ethnicity, and inclusion.

More about the Charles Hamilton Houston Enrichment Program

Ethnic Diversity Events

We provide many opportunities for you to share your perspective with classmates. Prospective students are invited to our Diversity Day, which introduces students to our community. Once you are a student you can meet alumni and get advice at the Minority Alumni Welcome Reception, held each fall. 

Diverse Student Organizations

Participate in cultural, networking, and volunteer events presented by the following cultural and identity organizations:

  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Italian-American Justinian Law Society
  • Jewish Law Students Association
  • Latin American Law Students Association
  • Minority Students Association
  • OUTLaws (LGBTQ)
  • Women’s Law Caucus

Explore all of our diverse student organizations

Career Opportunities for Students of Color

The Career Services Office (CSO) offers a variety of services for students of color, including mentoring, mock interviews, and networking opportunities.

The CSO also connects you with regional and national groups that celebrate and champion diversity. For example, you can participate in events hosted by the Boston Lawyers Group, which is comprised of local firms and corporations that strive to recruit and retain diverse talent.

Learn about the Career Services Office

Michael Curry

If you're looking for a school where professors understand that they have diverse communities coming to learn, and they embrace that, then New England Law is the right place for you.” —Michael Curry, Graduate, Former President, Boston NAACP