The Center for Co-op and Professional Advancement works with both employers and students in the job acquisition process and counsels students on all aspects of their co-op experience, from job selection strategy to succeeding in the workplace. The office also conducts a yearlong orientation to co-op for first-year students, including programs on the mechanics of co-op, panels on the practice of law, and presentations on supervision and professional responsibility.

Center for Co-op and Professional Advancement (CCOPA)


Students and Employers: (617) 373-3002
Graduates: (617) 373-2398 


(617) 373-5046

Office Address

Center for Co-op and Professional Advancement 
Northeastern University School of Law
416 Huntington Avenue, Suite 125 Knowles
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000


Monday - Friday 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Students and Employers: 

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Our Staff

Maura Kelly '87
Assistant Dean for Co-op and Professional Advancement
(617) 373-8629

Caitlin Fitz Gerald
Data Coordinator
(617) 373-6882

Naeema Hernandez
Professional Development Advisor
(617) 373-4935

Dorothy Morgan 
Program Manager
(617) 373-3909

Lisa Brathwaite
Administrative Assistant
(617) 373-3002

Gil Sayfan
Administrative Assistant 
(617) 373-3002

Melissa Tapply
Professional Development Advisor
(617) 373-4996

Cynthia Tow McPherson 
Professional Development Advisor 
(617) 373-3345