Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2020!

The School of Law hosted a virtual commencement celebration on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 2:00 PM (Eastern Time). The celebration will be posted to this page in its entirety early next week.  Thank you to all who participated and helped to make it such a special occasion!  

During the event, we heard from students, faculty and staff, and shared a celebratory video to mark this momentous occasion. The staff and faculty tribute video and the commemorative video can both be viewed below. 

Video Tribute: Celebrating the Class of #NUSL2020

Northeastern Law Faculty and Staff Salute the Class of #NUSL2020

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As it Happened: Watch the Virtual Commencement Ceremony in Full

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Diplomas will be mailed to the address that you indicated on your Application to Graduate. Please review your diploma mailing address in your Graduation Application. If you need to edit your diploma mailing address, you can do so by logging into myNortheastern > Services & Links > Degree Enrollment & Graduation box > View Application to Graduate. Corrections to your diploma mailing address will ensure delivery of your diploma to this location. Be sure to confirm that an accurate postal code (domestic or international) is entered for the mailing address; it is required and cannot be mailed without it.  If you choose an international mailing address, an international phone number is required. If you have any questions about diplomas, please contact the Commencement Office.

In the meantime, if you ordered a tam or honor cord through ASA, you will be refunded. Please expect a refund in 1-2 weeks (from 3/23). Thank you for your patience as the university works to process your refunds as quickly as possible.

The university community looks forward to when circumstances once again allow for large gatherings. However, given the uncertainty of the evolving global situation, we are unable to provide details on any in-person celebrations at this time. We understand how much this matters to you and your loved ones and will share information as soon as we are able to confirm details.


Spring 2020 Courses – All 3Ls Passed!


Graduation Checklist

Concentrations

The deadline to declare a concentration was October 1st of your 3L year.  Once you have finished the requirements for your concentration, certify that you have done so by the end of the second week of your final quarter.


Apply to Graduate

The Application to Graduate tells the Registrar that you are graduating and if you are planning to attend the graduation ceremony or not.

The Application to Graduate opens in the Fall and closes in the Winter Quarter. The deadline to apply to graduate is the first day of the Spring Quarter. If you have missed this deadline, please contact Bill Greene (b.greene@northeastern.edu) immediately.


Co-op Exit Survey

Help the Co-op and Career Development Office learn your post-graduate plans.

This is found on Symplicity, under the Profiles Section. It’s called “Graduate Employment Survey,” and you should fill it out one week before commencement.


Bar Authorization & Certification

Any graduate planning to take the bar must fill out this form, which authorizes the release of information to state bars and certifies that disclosures have been submitted to NUSL. Please note that this form does not prompt ASA to send any bar exam-related document on your behalf; you will need to provide Kendra Millay (k.millay@northeastern.edu) your specific bar exam-related form (e.g., Dean’s Certificate, Law School Certificate, etc.) in order for it to be processed.

While there is no formal deadline, please plan ahead. It can take up to one week to complete a bar certification, once we receive it. For more information, please check click here.

Note: All bar certifications are processed by ASA. However, if the jurisdiction which you are sitting for wants an official transcript, you should request it from here.


Transcripts from Dual-Degree or Transfer Students

If you are a transfer or dual‐degree student, please submit your official transcripts as soon as possible, before the first week of classes in your final quarter.

You can have your former university mail official transcripts here:
NU School of Law,
Attn: ASA, 1 CG
416 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115