To be eligible for admission, a candidate must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university by the time of law school matriculation in August. The challenge of three years of full-time continuous legal study requires that students have strong academic credentials and the ability to transfer their classroom learning into practical legal skills. While no specific field of undergraduate study is required, the mastery of oral and written communication skills, a capacity for independent research and the ability to analyze problems and to exercise critical judgment are essential to successful legal study.

In making a determination with respect to each application, the Admissions Committee considers academic criteria, including undergraduate grades and LSAT score, as well as other accomplishments, work experience, significant community involvement, the personal statement, recommendations from individuals who know the candidate well, and any other relevant information. Because of the structure of our Cooperative Legal Education Program, entrance to the first year is available only in the fall.

Class of 2016 Profile*

Applications Received  3,116
Enrolled 185
Women 60%
Men 40%
Average Age 25
Median LSAT 161
Median GPA 3.53
Middle 50% LSAT 153-162
Middle 50% GPA 3.27-3.69
Students of Color 31%

*LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admission Council based on matriculant lists provided by Northeastern University School of Law to the ABA.