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Northeastern University School of Law

MS in Law and Public Policy

The Law and Public Policy (LPP) graduate program is designed for students who want a solid background in public policy as well as law.

The master’s degree (MS) in LPP is a four-year, interdisciplinary public policy program that prepares students for careers in government, nonprofit and legal organizations, and research. After completing their first year of law school, students take one year of courses in LLP and then return to the regular course of law study. Students examine a full range of strategies for creating policy change, including legislation, litigation, the ballot box and civil action. Students engage in policy analysis and applied research that develops real-world solutions to public policy challenges.

Students pursuing dual degrees plan their schedules with the assistance of advisors from the law school and the LPP Program. Applicants to the School of Law interested in pursuing a concurrent degree do not need to duplicate each school’s request for letters of recommendation, transcripts and standardized test scores. Applicants should complete the law school application and note on it that they are applying to LPP and submit the LPP application form to LPP, noting on it that they are applying to the School of Law. 

Further details on the Law and Public Policy Program may be obtained by contacting:
Kathie Simmons
Administrative Assistant
School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 373-2891