Northeastern University School of Law graduates use the skills, self-awareness, professional confidence and contacts they have gained in their co-op and classroom experiences to work in every practice setting, in virtually all areas of the law, and in locations as close to home as Boston and as far away as China and Bolivia.
The employment statistics for the classes of 2012, 2011 and 2010 reflect employment status nine months after graduation and include full-time, part-time, short and long-term, legal and non-legal positions.
Class of 2012 Highlights
Co-op is Working! In the class of 2012, 48 percent of our graduates with full-time legal jobs accepted a position with a former co-op employer.
Our community's commitment to social justice is reflected in the success of the class of 2012 in obtaining public interest employment and fellowships:
- 29 percent of our graduates accepted public interest positions with legal services offices, public defender agencies, advocacy groups and unions
- 12 graduates received prestigious public interest fellowships, including: ACLU Racial Justice Fellowship (ACLU of Northern California), AmeriCorps (Community Legal Aid, Greater Boston Legal Services), Equal Justice Works (Greater Boston Legal Services, Health and Disability Unit; Committee for Public Counsel Services, Youth Advocacy Project), Mary O'Connell Children's Disability Fellowship (Greater Boston Legal Services), Wendy Parmet Fellowship (Health Law Advocates), Reproductive Justice Fellowship (Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Visiting Attorney (Public Health Center, Minnesota), Women's Law and Public Policy (International Community of Women Living with HIV & AIDS)
Our graduates are highly successful in securing positions in the private sector: 46 percent of the class accepted employment in law firms and businesses.
These numbers tell a story of success in quantitative terms, but to appreciate the breadth and depth of our graduates' work, we encourage you to read about their careers in our law school's magazine.