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Northeastern Once Again Ranked #1 for Practical Training Northeastern Once Again Ranked #1 for Practical Training

National Jurist3.15.17 — In recognition of its national leadership in experiential learning, Northeastern University School of Law has once again been ranked #1 for practical training by The National Jurist. Northeastern held the #1 spot in the magazine’s previous ranking in 2015.

“We are proud once again to have earned The National Jurist’s recognition as the #1 school in the nation for practical training,” said Dean Jeremy Paul. “Our signature co-op program provides each student with nearly one year of professional experience, and we host a diverse array of clinical offerings in intellectual property, community business, prisoners’ rights, poverty law, domestic violence and civil rights and restorative justice. In response to current events, we are adding an immigration clinic as well. In this era when training for new lawyers in the profession is becoming much harder for employers to afford, getting on-the-ground experience in law school is more important than ever. We are proud that our rigorous classrooms train our students to think like lawyers, but equally pleased that Northeastern graduates learn how to act like lawyers as well.”

Northeastern law students complete 1,500 hours of full-time, supervised work through the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The co-op program includes 900 employers worldwide; to date, students have completed co-ops in 71 countries.

The rankings are based on experiential learning opportunities, with data from the American Bar Association and individual schools.

According to The National Jurist, “Northeastern University, which consistently scores an A+ for its practical training offerings, says it remains more committed than ever to placing experiential education at the core of its legal training.”

For more information, visit http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/nationaljurist_2017spring/index.php#/20.

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 since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.