BOSTON – Sept. 4, 2015 – This week, Northeastern University School of Law welcomed 142 diverse, accomplished students to its class of 2018. The class of 2018 maintains the school's median LSAT score of 161 and brings the median undergraduate GPA up to 3.55.  

“Future lawyers are picking Northeastern because they know that no other law school comes close when it comes to hands-on learning opportunities and a commitment to lawyering that makes a difference ,” said Jeremy Paul, dean of the School of Law.

Members of the new class majored in more than 50 different areas and attended 103 undergraduate institutions – and 11 students already have attained graduate degrees. The average age of in the incoming class is 25, and 63 percent have been out of college for at least one year. In addition, the new class continues the tradition of diversity: 63 percent are from outside Massachusetts, 65 percent are women, 29 percent identify as racially diverse and 8.5 percent identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. 

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education for the past 45 years, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.