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.
"In immigration court, I wrote decisions for judges on cases granting and denying relief under the immigration laws." — Angela Munro ’08
“I came to Northeastern with a master’s in international affairs from the Fletcher School at Tufts, where I wrote my thesis on international human rights and the law in Guatemala. The things that most interested me had to do with law, and I decided a law degree would be a good way to position myself for a career.
“I thought I would do most of my co-ops abroad. But my life evolved while I was in school, personally and professionally, so I focused on US co-ops instead. I was able to do some very interesting things because I was able to re-evaluate my path.
“My first co-op was for the immigration court in Miami, where I worked essentially as a clerk for the immigration judges. In one case, a woman from Latin America, who had been severely abused by her husband, was asking for asylum based on that abuse. My job was to research the case and propose a decision. It was a compelling case, partly because this issue was still an unanswered question in the law, and partly because the decision had such a significant impact on this woman’s life.”