BOSTON – Sept. 2, 2016 – This week, Northeastern University School of Law welcomed 204 diverse, accomplished students to its class of 2019. The class of 2019 maintains the school's median LSAT score of 161 and median undergraduate GPA of 3.55.

“Our strengths in areas vital to the new economy, such as health law and intellectual property, combined with our public interest mission and unparalleled hands-on co-op program, continue to make us the school of choice for students eager to make their mark on a changing world,” said Jeremy Paul, dean of the School of Law.

Members of the new class majored in more than 80 different areas and attended 118 undergraduate institutions – and 24 students already have attained graduate degrees. The average age of in the incoming class is 25, and 67 percent have been out of college for at least one year. In addition, the new class continues the tradition of diversity: 60 percent are from outside Massachusetts, 66 percent are women, 43 percent identify as racially diverse and 17 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.