Interviewing clients. Analyzing evidence. Negotiating with opposing counsel. Arguing your case in writing and in the courtroom.

It takes many diverse skills to become a successful lawyer — and Northeastern enables you to develop them all. From the moment you step onto campus, you will actively contribute to authentic cases for actual clients. You’ll learn more quickly than students at other law schools what it truly takes to build trust with the people you represent, sort through piles of sometimes decades-old evidence, develop smart strategies and change course when new evidence comes to light. You’ll do more than develop a comprehensive understanding of the law and the ability to think like a lawyer — you’ll learn how to be a lawyer.

Our highly integrated experiential model is the absolute best way to ensure that you graduate with the skills you’ll use daily in your career. We also offer dozens of courses designed to help you further hone those skills and develop focused abilities in the areas that interest you most, from corporate transactions to collective bargaining.

Find out more about our skills-based courses

Advanced Legal Research
Advanced LSSC (LSSC LFs only)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appellate Advocacy
Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic
Civil Trial Practice
Collective Bargaining
Community Business Law Clinic
Community Economic Development Clinic
Community Economic Development Seminar:  Sustainable Income Development
Constitutional Litigation
Corporate Finance: Transactions
Criminal Advocacy Clinic
Criminal Defense Advocacy Externship
Criminal Trial Practice
Domestic Violence Clinic
Estate Planning
Evidence
Family Law Litigation Practicum
Intellectual Property Transactions Practice
International and Foreign Legal Research
Labor Arbitration Workshop
Law Practice Management Seminar: Access to Justice
Lawyering with Spanish-Speaking Clients
Legal Interviewing and Counseling
Negotiation
Poverty Law and Practice Clinic
Pretrial Civil Practice and Advocacy
Prisoners’ Rights Clinic
Public Health Legal Clinic
Quantitative Methods
Seminar: Advanced Legal Writing
Seminar: Professional Responsibility
Tactics and Trial Strategies in Criminal Litigation
Transactional Drafting Seminar
Youth Justice Practicum