Northeastern University School of Law is partnering with employers to open alternative career paths for our students and graduates to add value throughout your organization.

A Distinct Perspective

Northeastern law graduates offer a distinct perspective in key organizational areas, such as:

  • Compliance and ethics
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Data privacy and security
  • Government affairs
  • Corporate Governance
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Labor relations
  • Policy analysis
  • Risk management
  • Employee benefits
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Title IX
  • Legal operations
  • Procurement and vendor management

Adaptive Legal Skills

With their adaptive legal skills, Northeastern law graduates come to the table as:

  • Strategic thinkers
  • Creative and pragmatic problem solvers
  • Clear and persuasive written and oral communicators
  • Proactive issue spotters
  • Effective risk mitigators
  • Steady navigators in thorny legal, regulatory and compliance issues
  • Knowledgeable distillers of complex information
  • Strong and insightful negotiators
  • Key interdisciplinary team contributors

Beyond the Standard Legal Toolbox

In addition to a rigorous legal education, Northeastern law students graduate with:

  • Almost a year’s worth of full-time work experience through the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. Students complete four co-ops and graduate with 1,500 hours of hands-on legal experience.
  • Direct client work from day one through the school’s unique yearlong program, which introduces students to the core skills of effective teamwork.

The School of Law’s concentrations and dual-degree programs offer students a dynamic opportunity to focus their expertise.

Academic concentrations, including:

Dual-degree programs, including:

Experience working with organizations through various clinics and labs, such as: 

  • Community Business Clinic: This transactional law clinic offers students the opportunity to provide businessrelated legal services to startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses.
  • Intellectual Property CO-LAB: Led by students and faculty from the law and business schools, the IP CO-LAB provides a range of crucial IP-related legal information and services to inventors and ventures in Northeastern’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • NuLawLab: Envisioning a world in which everyone is empowered to use the law, this interdisciplinary innovation laboratory works to imagine, design, test and implement pioneering approaches to advance the democratization of law.
  • Public Health Advocacy Clinic: In this clinic, students work on real-world projects involving public health and related research methodology

Centers of Excellence

Upcoming Events

May 21, 2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Boston Bar Association Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference

On May 21st, the BBA will once again host a Privacy & Cybersecurity conference at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, bringing together Boston’s top industry experts and practitioners from private practice, in-house legal departments, government agencies and academia.

This full-day conference will cover a wide range of topics from GDPR and global privacy developments to regulatory and enforcement trends across the healthcare, life sciences, financial services and digital advertising industries.

Recent Events

Monday, April 9, 2018 
The JD Advantage—Exploring Career Paths You May Never Have Imagined

Round Robin & Networking Reception hosted by the Massachusetts Law School Consortium (MLSC): Hear from JDs in various roles across a wide variety of industry sectors about what they do now and how they got there.
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October 20 - 21, 2017
Energy and Environmental Panel and Networking Event

Hosted by the Northeastern Environmental Law Society and the New Markets Department. An informative evening of Energy and Environmental law and policy discussions, followed by an opportunity to speak with our leading legal and academic experts.

Panel One: Environmental Law and Resilient Communities

  • Shalanda Baker ‘05, Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Law and College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Alfred Brownell, PHRGE Visiting Scholar, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Nancy D. Israel, Law Office of Nancy D. Israel and New England Chapter Director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
  • Stephen Scyphers, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, Dept. of Marine & Environmental Science/Marine Science Center

Panel Two: The Intersection of Energy and Environmental Law, Business and Technology

  • Courtney Feeley Karp ’02, Senior Counsel or Jon Klavens ’93, Principal, Klavens Law Group
  • Karl Kumli ‘16, Regulatory Attorney, Triumvirate Environmental
  • Cory Lamz ‘17, Director of Client Development, Weather Analytics Steven Meyers, Associate General Counsel-Commercial, OneEHS Legal, General Electric

Contact Us

Rhonda RittenbergFor more information about how Northeastern law students and graduates can add value to your organization, please contact:

Rhonda Rittenberg ’87

Director of Employer Outreach for New Markets
Tel: (617) 373-4298