Northeastern University School of Law Ranked Most Diverse in New England Northeastern University School of Law Ranked Most Diverse in New England
Northeastern University School of Law ranks as the “most diverse law school” in New England, according to national rankings compiled by The National Jurist, a magazine covering law schools throughout the country.
In a cover story on diversity in law schools in March 2011 issue of the publication, Northeastern’s law school is awarded an “A” — only 13 law schools received an A or A+ ranking. The story covered data for the 2009 school year in which 31.5 percent of Northeastern’s law school students and 22.2 per cent of the faculty were minorities. Students of color constitute 32 percent of the Northeastern law's student body today.
In the 2010 edition of “The Best 172 Law Schools,” The Princeton Review ranked the 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 its “unique grading system [that] provides for [an] extremely cooperative atmosphere.”