Law School Overview
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Law School Overview
The School of Law at Northeastern University has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Northeastern University is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $43,048 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 15.0:1. The School of Law at Northeastern University has 77 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
Northeastern University Law School in Boston differentiates itself as institution through its long-standing Cooperative Legal Education Program. The law school calendar is yearly, and every quarter, second and third year law students alternate between taking classes or completing co-ops at firms, agencies, corporations, and more. (Some experiences are paid, and some are located abroad.) By the time law students graduate, they will have completed four co-op experiences, and Northeastern reports that about 40 percent of graduates find jobs through past co-ops.
When not completing co-ops, students can still get hands-on legal training in clinical programs, which address civil rights and restorative justice, poverty law and practice, prisoners’ rights, and others. Northeastern Law students are not assigned grades; instead, they are given written feedback from both professors and employers. Therefore, there are no class ranks or GPAs, either.
For students interested in completing a dual degree, there are a variety of options with other departments at Northeastern or at nearby institutions. For instance, students may choose to complete a J.D./M.B.A. in conjunction with the Northeastern University College of Business Administration or a J.D./Master of Sustainable International Development through the Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management. There is also a J.D./Master of Environmental Law and Policy dual degree offered through the Vermont Law School and a J.D./Master of Public Health offered in conjunction with the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Outside of classwork and co-op assignments, NUSL students can check out Northeastern Law School’s array of organizations, including the Health Law Society and the Human Rights Caucus, and may vie to participate with the Northeastern University Law Journal. Before graduation, students need to complete at least 30 hours of volunteer public interest work.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$75|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(617) 373-2395|
|Full- and part-time faculty||77|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||217|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $43,048 per year
|Room and board||$17,100|
|Employed at graduation 2||N/A|
|Median private sector starting salary||$56,500|
|Median public service starting salary||$44,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||320,093|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data