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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 legal skills and prepare you for a promising legal career. 
Why attend New England Law | Boston

Real-World Skills and Experience

New England Law students can get hands-on experience starting their first year. Here you'll have vast and varied opportunities to gain real-world skills through clinical training, international programs, the Summer Fellowship Program, moot court, and more.

Special projects sponsored by New England Law’s three academic centers—the Center for Business Law, the Center for Law and Social Responsibility, and the Center for International Law and Policy—also give students the chance to bring their knowledge to the front lines of legal practice.

Exceptional Academics

Our faculty includes distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to teaching the law and engaging students. By choosing our law school, you will learn from professors who have cutting-edge experience in new and traditional legal fields. Whether full time or adjunct, our faculty members are invested in your success and committed to helping you reach your goals.

You will take law courses and have clinical experiences that expose you to multiple career paths as a legal professional. Have a specific legal field in mind? Our Pathways to the Profession programs help you map out the core courses, electives, and clinics you should take to gain the expertise and skills you need.

New England Law also offers skill development from day one to ensure your 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. 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 Legal 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, and our Charles Hamilton Houston Enrichment Program offers activities for students interested in issues of race and ethnicity. Our law school has been coeducational since 1938.

    In the Heart of Boston

    New England Law is centrally 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 potential employers.

    Our location also attracts those who are influencing the legal landscape. Many local and national thought leaders, including eight US 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 what New England Law has to offer, 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, US 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
    • 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

    Get to know even more alumni, as well as current students, here.