US News Ranking 20183.14.17 — Northeastern University School of Law moved up an impressive 17 spots to #65 in the 2018 US News & World Report rankings released today.

In the specialty rankings, US News ranked the law school’s health program 14th and the school’s clinical program 30th.

“At Northeastern we measure success in many ways, starting with the outstanding achievements of our graduates and the path-breaking scholarship of our faculty,” said Dean Jeremy Paul. “But it is gratifying to see our work recognized today with a 28 point jump over three years in our overall U.S. News & World Report rankings and a rise to 14th for our nationally renowned health law program. Northeastern remains unique among law schools in providing students with nearly one full year of practical experience in addition to a robust and rigorous academic curriculum. As training for new lawyers is increasingly hard to find, our rapidly growing reputation should serve as a signal to employers everywhere to take a fresh look at Northeastern. Our graduates receive the type of hands-on education those in our profession have long championed as ideal. “

According to US News, schools are rated “based on a variety of factors, including acceptance rates, standardized test scores and grade-point averages of incoming students, and academic experts’ opinions about program excellence.”

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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.