master fundamental legal theories and study groundbreaking legal cases. As you alternate between classroom and co-op, your coursework and practical experience will reinforce and inform each other, and you and your classmates will gain perspective as you share professional insights about vastly different co-op adventures — from conducting research at the United Nations or litigating with a large law firm to working with an environmentally focused government agency.
Northeastern gives you the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, co-op employers and peers working at the forefront of social change and providing a voice for the underrepresented. All Northeastern students — whether they choose to pursue a career in the private or public sectors — examine legal issues through a social justice lens and are prepared to make a positive difference for their clients, communities and society.
Graduating with a full year of legal experience under your belt. Clinics, simulation courses, moot court competitions and other experiential learning opportunities are all part of the mix at Northeastern — and virtually every other law school. But only Northeastern guarantees every student a year of full-time work experience in four diverse work environments through our signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. You’ll advocate for real clients and work side by side with practicing attorneys and judges, graduating with an unparalleled degree of practical knowledge.