9.26.13 — The School of Law welcomed 25 students this fall — up from 11 in 2012-2013. The growing program now includes a specialization in health policy and law as well as a dual-degree program through which students earn an LLM from Northeastern University and a master's degree in sustainable international development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

The incoming LLM class includes 15 women and 10 men. They are natives of 14 countries on five continents, plus the USA, including Puerto Rico. Many have experience in the legal field, including general practice, commercial law, trusts and estates, real estate and immigrant rights. Fifteen are enrolled in the general LLM program and eight are enrolled in the health policy and law specialization. Two are planning to stay a second year for the master's degree in sustainable international development.

"This is a truly impressive class," said Patrick Cassidy, director of the LLM program. "They speak at least 13 different languages. Some are very young. Others remember what it was like to be young! The class includes a tax lawyer, a former judge and a veteran paramedic. We are thrilled to welcome them all."

In fall 2014, the School of Law plans to launch specializiations in human rights and law and economic development as well as a dual-degree program in which students earn an LLM from the School of Law and an MBA from Northeastern University's D’Amore-McKim School of Business.