Northeastern University School of Law

Northeastern University School Of Law

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Northeastern University School of Law is a law school in Boston, Massachusetts. From the time of its founding in 1898, the law school's mission has focused on addressing the needs of students and of society.

The law school flourished throughout the early 20th century, but limited resources forced the school to close in 1956. It reopened in 1968 organized around a cooperative education program, which stressed practical experience in legal settings as the best way to learn the art and craft of lawyering. This experience-based approach to legal education is increasingly seen as the best way to educate lawyers.

The school has a reputation for its graduates' ability to perform and handle significant legal work early in their career. Due to its practice-based approach to legal education, the school is able to select from a pool of highly qualified applicants. For the class of 2011, the school received more than 3,200 applications for 200 spots with median LSAT of 161 and a median GPA of 3.44. More than half of the student body are women and more than 25 percent are minorities.

Cooperative education program

The School of Law offers a Cooperative Legal Education Program. This program provides all students with a full year of hands-on legal experience gained through four, three-month internships in law offices, judge’s chambers and other organizations throughout the world. More than 800 employers participate in the School of Law's...
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