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NUSL Ranked #2 for Public Interest, #19 for African Americans NUSL Ranked #2 for Public Interest, #19 for African Americans

PreLaw Magazine1.24.18 — Northeastern University School of Law has been recognized as the #2 law school nationwide for public interest in the winter 2018 issue of preLaw magazine. The ranking is based on job placement data, school curricula and debt and loan repayment options. In general, Northeastern law students enter public interest careers at rate that is significantly higher than the national average; in the Northeastern class of 2016, 16 percent of students began their legal careers in public interest positions, more than twice the national average of 6.9 percent. preLaw recognized CUNY School of Law as #1 .

“What we say to our students is that public interest is an attitude, not a track,” Dean Jeremy Paul told preLaw.

In addition to lauding Northeastern’s nationally recognized leadership in public interest law, the magazine noted the school’s new Immigrant Justice Clinic, in which law students, working in teams under the supervision of clinical faculty, represent noncitizen clients in a variety of immigration matters, engage in immigrant rights’ advocacy projects and conduct intakes at immigration detention centers in conjunction with attorneys from the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. Last year, Northeastern launched the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration to take the lead in infusing the law school’s public interest mission into all facets of the student experience and to enhance the role of law and legal practice in achieving social, economic and environmental justice in all dimensions.

In addition to the top ranking in public service, the magazine recognized Northeastern as #19 in a list of the best schools for African American law students based on student enrollment, faculty and student services.

preLaw and its sister publication, The National Jurist, have previously ranked Northeastern #1 for practical training among all US law schools.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.