You have a unique set of skills, passions and goals. So why follow a predetermined path through law school?
At Northeastern, you create your own path by choosing specific co-ops, electives and activities that help you explore your interests and reach your goals. For some students, that means a single-minded pursuit of a particular type of law. For others, it means a broad-based exploration that takes them to several different countries and legal fields.
"I chose Northeastern because of a deep belief in the benefits of experiential learning coupled with a desire to learn alongside others who share a commitment to advancing the public good." — Chris Fletcher ’11I came to Northeastern with a background in human rights. Having worked in various sectors I came to understand that the traditional human rights tools — while still vital — can have limitations. NGOs can be underfunded and have a reduced impact, and bureaucratic governments can be slow to adapt and respond to human rights violations. Corporations, however — when driven by the right vision — have the potential to bring about needed and positive change on a global scale. My aspiration is to help multinational corporations work within the intersection of commerce and justice. This relatively new field offers a space in which businesses can fulfill their mission while making progress on economic, social, and environmental challenges.