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.
"We’re doing a lot of work around universal health care coverage for children. It’s an exciting policy issue with significant long-term implications." — Josh Greenberg ’93
“The program started out small — at first it was just me — but it grew quickly. Today the Family Advocacy Program is in 70 hospitals across the nation, helping families negotiate legal problems and serving as a national model for collaborative medical-legal ventures.
“From that job, I went on to get involved in policy work. In my current position as director of government relations at Children’s Hospital in Boston, I work on a range of issues related to children’s health care. Recently, for example, we coordinated the launch of a broad-based mental health campaign for kids. Mental health care for Massachusetts children is a mess — 10 percent of kids have a diagnosable mental illness, and access problems are terrible. Our campaign addresses access and systems of care issues on a policy and legislative basis.”