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Launch a rewarding legal career with the Full-Time JD Program at New England Law | Boston.

Full-time law school degree program at New England Law School | Boston

Earning a JD at New England Law is defined by ample hands-on learning opportunities, extraordinary teaching faculty, in-demand legal specialties, and a uniquely supportive environment. Students also benefit from bar exam preparation and real-world career preparation starting their very first year.

New England Law's Full-Time Program allows students to dedicate themselves full-time to their studies and complete their three-year law degree.

Course Schedule for Law Students

First Year Required Courses
Fall Term Credits Spring Term Credits
Civil Procedure 4 Contracts II 3
Contracts I 2 Property II 2
Property I 3 Legal Research and Writing II 2
Legal Research and Writing I 2 Constitutional Law 4
Torts 4 Criminal Law 3
Responsible Lawyering I .5 Responsible Lawyering II .5
Total Credits
15.5 Total Credits
14.5
Second Year Required Courses and Electives
Fall Term Credits Spring Term Credits
Evidence 3 Law and Ethics of Lawyering 3
Criminal Procedure 3 Electives 9–12
Electives 6–9

Total Credits 12–15 Total Credits 12–15
Third Year Required Courses and Electives
Fall Term Credits Spring Term Credits
Electives 12–15 Legal Research and Writing III
(if needed to complete the Advanced Legal Writing Requirement)*
2
    Advanced Legal Analysis
    Electives 7–10 or
9–12*
Total Credits 12–15 Total Credits 12–15

* Degree requirements include completion of the Advanced Legal Writing Requirement, through completion of LRW III or another approved writing experience listed in the Advanced Legal Writing Requirement Table (currently being developed).  Students can take 7-10 credits of electives in the spring term if they need to take LRW III; otherwise, they can take 9-12 credits of electives.

In order to graduate, students must also satisfy an Experiential Education Requirement. To do this, a student must take one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours from the combined approved list of clinical, simulation, and practice courses. The faculty strongly recommends that at least one of these courses be a clinical course, and the requirement may be satisfied by taking all six credit hours in clinical courses. To be approved as an Experiential Education Requirement course, the course must require a student to give substantial attention to developing legal practice skills through active participation in real or simulated law practice experiences. 

Additional Degree Options

If your schedule can’t accommodate full-time law school, we also offer several other degree programs, including flexible part-time JD scheduling options.

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