Northeastern University School of Law graduates use the skills, self-awareness, professional confidence and contacts they have gained in their co-op and classroom experiences to work in every practice setting, in virtually all areas of the law, and in locations as close to home as Boston and as far away as China and Bolivia.

The employment statistics for the classes of 2018, 2017 and 2016 and reflect employment status nine months after graduation and include full-time, part-time, short and long-term, legal and non-legal positions.

Class of 2018 Major Areas of Legal Practice

Law Firms: 54%
Business and Industry: 14%
Judicial: 10%
Public Interest: 14%
Government: 6%
Education/other: 2%

Clerkships and Fellowships Obtained by Recent Graduates

Recent graduates have secured a variety of highly prestigious post-graduate clerkships, fellowships and associate positions with global law firms. Here are some of the positions and honors secured by recent graduates:


  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Chicago National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Community Law Fellowship
  • Bart Gordon Fellowship – Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
  • Boren Fellowships - funded by the National Security Education Program
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowship – Center for Popular Democracy (sponsored by Proskauer Rose)
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowship – Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowship - International Irish Immigration Center
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowship – Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (sponsored by Latham & Watkins)
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowship – New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowship – Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.
  • Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship
  • Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office Honors Fellowship Program
  • National Labor Relations Board – Honors Program
  • O’Connell Fellowship
  • Parmet Fellowship/Health Law Advocates, Boston
  • Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship – Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
  • Rappaport Fellowship - Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Rappaport Fellowship - Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel
  • Skadden Fellowship – Disability Law Center
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development Legal Honors Program
  • US Department of Justice Honors Program
  • Wendy Parmet Fellowship – Health Law Advocates


  • Alaska Appeals Court
  • Maine Supreme Court
  • Massachusetts Appeals Court
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • New Hampshire Superior Court
  • New Jersey Superior Court
  • New York Supreme Court
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Superior Court of Guam
  • US Bankruptcy Court
  • US District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • US District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • US District Court for the District of Utah
  • Vermont Superior Court


  • Foley Hoag
  • Goodwin Procter
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Saul Ewing
  • Goulston & Storrs
  • Sullivan & Worcester
  • Nixon Peabody