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Why NUSL Why NUSL

To amend something is to change it for the better, to improve it, to make it fairer, more accurate, more up-to-date. The Amendments to the United States Constitution are our nation’s ultimate acknowledgment that change is essential for progress. At Northeastern, we seek to amend traditional notions of what law can achieve.
We believe in the extraordinary and the unorthodox. We know that real-world experience, gained through our unique Cooperative Legal Education Program, is transformative for our students — and the clients they will serve. At Northeastern, we amend things to move them forward, to innovate, to evolve.

What Should You Expect of a Law School?

It’s not just about a resume that stands out from the crowd, or the opportunity to gain experience literally anywhere in the world or the chance to work with real clients during your first year of law school. Of course, Northeastern is all of those things.

But it’s also about being one-of-a-kind. It means the people you’ll find here are smart and nice. It’s about faculty mentors who envision a brighter future in their articles and books while also actively providing critical pro bono assistance to organizations around the world. It’s an ethos, a sensibility about what it means to be groundbreaking and collaborative. It’s intentional.
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Moving Things Forward

If you want to be a lawyer, you have to live it. At Northeastern, you’ll live it like nowhere else. As a result of our co-op program, you’ll graduate with almost a year of full-time legal work experience.
Want to be a prosecutor? Go try it out. Not a fit? Then how about three months with a public defender’s office? The choices are infinite: big firms, small firms, international human rights in The Hague or New Delhi, financial services in London, federal government offices in Washington, DC, a clerkship in Wisconsin or California or Alaska or Puerto Rico. Four, life-altering, roll-up-your-sleeves, things-are-going-to-get-messy, let’s-be-real legal co-ops, in any area of law, in any part of the world. articles and books while also actively providing critical pro bono assistance to organizations around the world. It’s an ethos, a sensibility about what it means to be groundbreaking and collaborative. It’s intentional.

Innovation In and Out of the Classroom

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You can call them optimists, idealists or visionaries. Whatever you call our students, know that they’re grappling with real social justice issues. As one of the top public interest law schools in the nation, we’ll prepare you to have an impact no matter which career path you choose.

Fair treatment isn’t just a classroom conversation at this law school. In a departure from the norm, we’re going to throw you into a social justice project for a real client organization during your first year of law school. And that’s just to start.

Evolving the Profession

Fair treatment isn’t just a classroom conversation at this law school. In a departure from the norm, we’re going to throw you into a social justice project for a real client organization during your first year of law school. And that’s just to start.
We are people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, come from different nationalities, hold different religious beliefs, subscribe to myriad political viewpoints and emerge from all walks of life. We are diverse. We collaborate. We cooperate. We make you laugh. We make Northeastern what it is.