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.
"Working at a large corporate law firm in Boston gave me a great overview of the field and helped me pinpoint my interests." — Dan White ’08
“After earning a master’s degree in economics at Tufts, I decided I wanted to pursue something more practical and less theoretical. The law offers the same analytical aspect that I enjoyed about economics—but it also offers concrete results—so it was a good fit.
“My first co-op experience at Northeastern—working for a federal prosecutor on white collar crime—gave me the opportunity to use my economics background. All summer I worked one on one with a practicing attorney who mentored and advised me. It was a great experience, but it turned out it wasn’t what I wanted to do.
“I became more interested in working in a large-firm setting, so I did a co-op at Goodwin Procter, a large corporate law firm here in Boston. My role there was to help the senior attorneys do research, review documents and draft agreements. It was a good overview of corporate law and gave me exposure to big $200 million business deals. It also led to a full-time job after graduation.
“Throughout my time at Northeastern I was able to try different paths and filter some out until I figured out exactly where I wanted to be.”