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.
"At the UN I worked on an amicus brief addressing the first internationally litigated case involving personal violence." — Kaleema Nur ’08
“My mother has always been very active as a black nationalist and in the women’s rights and anti-violence movements, and my father spent many years as a political prisoner—so my interest in the law has everything to do with my family and my desire to advocate for justice.
“As an undergraduate I spent a few days at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica, which affirmed my vision and showed me the possibilities of being a lawyer. By the time I came to Northeastern, I knew that I wanted to pursue international human rights law.
“My last co-op at Northeastern brought me full circle back to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, where I got to work directly with the judges to take notes on their case deliberations. My co-op there felt like a final exam—it brought together everything I had learned throughout law school and showed me what it looks like on a daily basis to be a human rights lawyer.”