Northeastern University School of Law is an American Bar Association-accredited law school within Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, with a unique cooperative education approach incorporated into its curriculum. The school describes itself as "the premier public-interest law school in the United States." Northeastern University School of Law was founded in 1898 as Boston's first law school that offered classes in the evening. It flourished throughout the earlier part of the last century, but limited resources forced the school to close in 1956. It reopened in 1968 organized around its revolutionary cooperative education program, which stressed practical experience in legal settings as the best way to learn the art and craft of lawyering.
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Northeastern Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 35% of its applicants. Comparatively, Northeastern is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.
|Class of 2021||2965||1030 (34.74%)||140 (4.7%)|
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Early Decision 1 : 12/15
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 04/01
Application Fee : $75
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Northeastern Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Northeastern is Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Northeastern University 1L section size is 60% smaller than law schools in Massachusetts and 39% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Northeastern University class of 2016 had an employment rate of 83% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2016, 80.5%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.