NUSL is Most Diverse in New England
05.10.10 — Northeastern University School of Law is the "most diverse law school" in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Students of color constitute nearly 32 percent of the Northeastern law student body: 11.3 percent of the law school's students are Hispanic, 10.3 percent are African American, 8.6 percent are Asian American or Pacific Islander, and 1.3 percent are American Indian. Caucasian students make up 53 percent of the student body, while some 15 percent of the 602 students chose to not identify their ethnicity.
The faculty is also diverse: 22 percent are people of color.
In the magazine's diversity index, Northeastern is listed as 24th in the nation. Other New England law schools included Harvard University, 31st, Boston University, 59th, and Boston College, 67th.
In the 2010 edition of "The Best 172 Law Schools," The Princeton Review ranked Northeastern University School of Law number two in the country for providing the "best environment for minority students."
The law school was cited for its "commitment to progressive lawyering," emphasis on experiential learning and "unique grading system (that) provides for (an) extremely cooperative atmosphere."
In 2008, Northeastern was cited as the top law school in the country in the area of public interest law by The National Jurist.