Pre-Law Back to School09.05.19 —In both health law and human rights, Northeastern University School of Law has been recognized with an “A+” grade in the 2019 “back to school” issue of preLaw magazine. In addition to lauding Northeastern’s nationally recognized leadership in practical training, the magazine listed the school as one of 10 “professional development leaders” because of its required first-year course, Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC). According to preLaw, programs such as LSSC are critical as they “aim to enlighten and empower students so they are prepared to be well-rounded professionals when they graduate. They are taught the importance of healthy client relationships, civility, communication, self-assessment and personal responsibility.”

“This recognition of our strengths in three key areas is very much appreciated,” said Dean James Hackney. “Our commitment to health law and human rights is second to none, and professional development and practical training are at the heart of everything we do. These are critical building blocks upon which our students continue to build highly successful careers.” 

In addition to this A+ from preLawU.S. News & World Report ranks Northeastern no. 9 for health care law. The school’s Center for Health Policy and Law is a nationally recognized hub for dynamic, interdisciplinary approaches to combatting public health challenges. In June 2020, it will host the national ASLME Health Law Professors Conference, bringing the nation’s most forward-thinking health law experts together in Boston.

The school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) takes the lead in supporting human rights scholarship and movement-building, with particular focus on economic, social and cultural rights. PHRGE also attracts some of the world’s leading human rights leaders to campus, including Distinguished Scholar in Residence Alfred Brownell, who was recently awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for his extraordinary work protecting land rights in his native Liberia.

preLaw also ranks Northeastern Law the no. 1 law school for practical training and has awarded the school an “A” in intellectual property law.

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 unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 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.

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