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.
"For my last co-op, I took the opportunity to experience a different environment and spent three months in Alaska." — Quan Le ’98
“I was born in Vietnam and came to this country with my family after the fall of Saigon. My mother was a single mom who worked hard to make sure her three kids would have the opportunity to pursue their goals. I was interested in the law because I knew it would give me a wide range of opportunities.
“Northeastern gave me the opportunity to experience many different areas of legal practice. I explored the dynamics of a large firm, a small firm and a courtroom, which helped give me a better idea of what I wanted to pursue as a career. My first co-op was with the federal court in Boston, where I reviewed cases and drafted opinions for the judge. This was a great first co-op as the judge provided guidance over my work and it was my first crack at being a lawyer—with the benefit of a safety net.
“I also did a co-op at a large law firm in Boston, because my goal was to work in that kind of setting. The work was fast paced and very interesting, but I realized it wasn’t the right setting for me. Through Norttheastern's co-op program, I was able to define my interests while I was still a student.”