New Student Information

Orientation Information

Class of 2021

Orientation is on Monday, August 27th and Tuesday, August 28th.  All of orientation is mandatory. Click here for a detailed orientation schedule.

Please note that the first week of classes will follow a modified class schedule different than your regular Fall 2018 1L Semester Schedule. You can view the modified schedule here (UPDATED 8/15/18).

There are mandatory assignments that all incoming JD students are required to complete in advance of orientation.


Incoming Transfer Students

Incoming transfer students should connect with Kendra Millay (k.millay@northeastern.edu) to discuss your transition to NUSL and your academic schedule. You will not attend orientation with the incoming 1Ls.

The Office of Academic & Student Affairs will also be hosting a Transfer Student Welcome Luncheon on Wednesday, August 29th from 12- 1:30pm in 30 Dockser Hall. This is your opportunity to meet fellow new transfer students, staff from various offices, and students who transferred into NUSL last year.


Welcome Packet

Please download and review the pages listed below. If you have any issues accessing any of these documents please email lawstudentaffairs@northeastern.edu.

Many students will find it useful to have access to this information at orientation. We recommend that you either print it out or have easy access to it on your laptop or tablet.

Getting Set Up

myNortheastern and Blackboard Access

As a new student, please make sure you have access to myNortheastern and Blackboard. You may have to activate your myNortheastern account, which will in turn automatically activate your access to Blackboard. To activate your myNortheastern account, please click here.

myNortheastern and Blackboard are online portals where important information lives. You will use myNortheastern to view your husky student email inbox, your class schedule, your student account/bill, and so much more. NUSL has many Blackboard “communities” where specific offices post information in-lieu of a formal website. You’ll learn more about myNortheastern & Blackboard at orientation.


Husky Student Email Account

You should be checking your husky student email account daily. To access this inbox, log into myNortheastern (www.my.northeastern.edu) and click the mail button on the top right.


Student ID Card (“Husky Card”)

Every student should pick up their student ID card, which is frequently referred to as a “husky card” on campus. Students use their husky card to utilize their free printing quota and to access certain buildings, like Snell Library. The Husky Card Office is the office that prints your ID and can provide you with a replacement if you ever lose your card. Please refer to their website for additional details. There will be time built into the orientation schedule for you to go get your Husky Card.

NEW as of 8/13: Save time and pick up your new student ID at orientation! Follow these instructions to upload a photo to your student account by 8/20 and the Husky Card Office will print your Husky Card in advance so that you can pick it up at orientation sign-in. If you miss the 8/20 deadline to upload your picture, there will be designated time during orientation to go get your picture taken and ID printed on the spot.


Research Password Sign-Up

During orientation you will need to go to the Law Library Info Desk (on the third floor) to sign-up for your login credentials for: Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law and TWEN. A flyer with more information about the extended Info Desk hours is included in your Welcome Packet.


Student Information Form

Please submit this form to let NUSL ASA know your preferred name and pronouns.


Review The Student Handbook

Prior to coming to NUSL for orientation, please review the Student Handbook to familiarize yourself with policies and the resources available to you. You can view the Student Handbook on ASA’s Blackboard site. If that link is not working, log onto northeastern.blackboard.com and click the “Communities” button at the top. Then, select School of Law- Academic and Student Affairs (ASA). The student handbook will be on the menu on the left.


Lockers

Incoming 1L students will get their locker assignment when they check-in at orientation. Incoming transfer students will receive their locker assignment via email prior to the first day of classes. You will need to provide your own lock for your locker. We do not recommend that you leave valuables unattended in unlocked lockers.

 

Academic & Schedule Information

Class Schedules

Class of 2021:

The Office of Academic & Student Affairs (ASA) has enrolled you into your podium courses and your two law office (LO) courses. Please note that the Office of Academic and Student Affairs reserves the right to alter schedules as necessary, and we will keep you up-to-date about any changes.

You can look on your myNortheastern account to view your class schedule. Just login to myNortheastern, select the Self-Service tab, and then on the left select My Schedule. From there, select the Fall 2018 Law Semester term. Make sure that you do not accidentally select Fall 2018 Law Quarter- that’s for upper-level law students, not 1Ls!

You can view the entire Fall 2018 1L Semester Schedule (as of 8/31/18) here. Keep in mind that this shows all sections and LOs.

 

Incoming Transfer Students:

Please reach out to Kendra Millay (k.millay@northeastern.edu) in ASA to discuss your Fall 2018 Law Quarter schedule if you have not done so already. Kendra will be happy to walk you through the registration process for upper-level classes.


Classroom Assignments

Class of 2021:

You can view 1L classroom assignments as of 8/31/18 here.

Incoming Transfer Students:

You can view the upper-level classroom assignments here.


Pre-Work & Syllabi 

Students can find a folder containing syllabi and assignments for a given term on ASA’s Blackboard site. ASA will be uploading syllabi and pre-work onto Blackboard as faculty make it available. Please note that some professors prefer to distribute hard copy syllabi in class. If there is no syllabus posted in this folder for a particular class, it means your professor did not provide one for electronic distribution.

If the link above is not working, you should log onto myNortheastern (www.my.northeastern.edu) and then click the Self-Service tab. Near the top, you should see a link for Blackboard. Once you click Blackboard, select the Community Tab, and then click: School of Law- Academic & Student Affairs (ASA). From there, select the Syllabi & Assignments folder on the left.

Class of 2021:

Make sure that you view the Fall 2018 1L Semester Folder

Incoming Transfer Students:

Make sure that you view the Fall 2018 Upper-Level Quarter Folder


Textbooks

  1. Log into myNortheastern
  2. Go to the “Services & Links” tab at the top
  3. Scroll down to “Courses & Registration”
  4. Click on “My Schedule.” 1L students should select Law Semester and Upper-Level Transfer students should select Law Quarter.
  5. Note the course number (example: LAW6100) and CRN (5-digit section number) for each class on your schedule.
  6. Then, go to the Northeastern Bookstore website and look up your textbooks by entering in your schedule.

If there is no information available yet, please check again later. The University Bookstore posts this information as it becomes available from faculty.


Academic Calendar

You can view the entire 2018- 2019 Academic Calendar here.

 

Resources

Academic & Student Affairs (ASA)

The Office of Academic & Student Affairs is the office responsible for everything related to academics, including: class schedules, exam schedules, advising, academic resources for students with disabilities, various registrar functions, and more. ASA also liaisons with student organizations and supports the Opportunities for Student Distinction program. Lastly, ASA develops and executes New Student Orientation. If you have a question and are unsure who to ask, ASA can be your first place to turn.

ASA can be reached by emailing lawstudentaffairs@northeastern.edu


Financial Aid Office

Northeastern University School of Law has its own financial aid office. Helpful information regarding financing your education can be found in the welcome packet.

The Financial Aid Office can be reached by emailing lawfinaid@northeastern.edu 


The Center for Co-op & Career Development

The Center for Co-op & Career Development (CCCD) is here to assist you with resume writing, interview preparation, the co-op job search, and so much more. More information about their services will be provided during orientation, and you can check out their website here.

If the link above is not working, you should log onto myNortheastern (www.my.northeastern.edu) and then click the Self-Service tab. Near the top, you should see a link for Blackboard. Once you click Blackboard, select the Community Tab, and then click: School of Law- Center for Co-op & Career Development.


Disability Resource Center

Students who are admitted to the law school are encouraged to decide as soon as possible whether or not to disclose a disability and request reasonable accommodations. If you think you may benefit from some type of accommodation, including instructional, course load, or exam modifications, auxiliary services such as interpreters or note-takers, or other accommodations, please contact Kendra Millay (k.millay@northeastern.edu), Assistant Director for Academic and Student Affairs, as soon as possible to discuss next steps, including outreach to the Northeastern University Disability Resource Center (DRC) for further screening and assessment.

The Disability Resource Center provides free support services, including advocacy, assistance in obtaining interpreters, exam modifications, and other accommodations, to all students with disabilities.  For more information about the DRC, the process for requesting accommodations, and DRC documentation requirements, please visit the DRC’s website.


Off-Campus Student Services

Students who may need assistance finding permanent or temporary housing should review the Off-Campus Student Services website.


Northeastern University Commuting Services 

For information about parking passes and other commuting services, please visit this website.


Office of Computer Services at NUSL

NUSL has its very own Office of Computer Services. You can reach them by calling 617-373-8919 or by emailing SLAW_OCS@northeastern.edu. If NUSL’s Office of Computer Services is unable to assist you, they may direct you to Northeastern University ITS. They can be reached by emailing help@northeastern.edu.


Law Library

The Law Library is an excellent resource to assist you with your research and academic pursuits. For more information, please view their website. You can also email them at LawResearchHelp@northeastern.edu.


Northeastern University Student Health Plan

Learn more about the student health insurance here.


University Health & Counseling Services

Students can go to University Health & Counseling Services free of charge. For more information, please view their website.


Campus Recreation

Click here to learn more about the gym facilities and various programming that Campus Recreation has to offer.


Office for University Equity & Compliance

Click here to learn more about the services that the Office for University Equity & Compliance offers to support our students.

 

FAQ

I am unable to attend part of orientation. Who should I contact and how will I get the information I will miss? 

All of orientation is mandatory. If you have an unavoidable extenuating circumstance, please contact Dean Harper at m.harper@northeastern.edu to discuss.

I am a transgender or gender non-conforming student who would like to change my name and other pertinent information as it appears on my university record. Who should I contact?

ASA is happy to assist you with this process and to liaison with the appropriate administrators in the Registrar’s Office and Northeastern ITS. Please email Dean Harper at m.harper@northeastern.edu to get started.

What does a typical class schedule look like?

Generally speaking, students should expect to be on campus Monday- Friday from 8am- 5pm. By mid-August, you should be able to log into myNortheastern to view your schedule, including your law office assignments. Additional information about how to view your individual schedule can be found on this webpage, under the “Academic Information” tab.

I am having trouble accessing myNortheastern and/or Blackboard. Who should I contact?

NUSL has its very own Office of Computer Services. You can reach them by calling 617-373-8919 or by emailing SLAW_OCS@northeastern.edu. If NUSL’s Office of Computer Services is unable to assist you, they may direct you to Northeastern University ITS. They can be reached by emailing help@northeastern.edu.

My lease does not start until September 1st. What do students typically do for temporary housing before 9/1? 

It is not uncommon that some students may need to find temporary housing during orientation and the days leading up to September 1st. Students who may need assistance finding temporary housing should review the Off-Campus Student Services website.

I have questions about my Health Report or Proof of Immunizations. Who should I contact?

For any questions about the Health Report they should contact University Health and Counseling Services at (617) 373-2772 or email them at uhcs@northeastern.edu.

How can I purchase NUSL merchandise? 

Students can purchase NUSL merchandise through CISP (Cooperative Income Sharing Program). All proceeds for anything purchased through CISP will benefit students on public interest co-ops. CISP has a storefront in Knowles Hall, next to the Law Library. For more information, please view the CISP Facebook Group.

How do I get my Parking Pass and/or MBTA Pass if I ordered it through the school?

Students can pick up their MBTA Pass and/or Parking Pass at Student Financial Services in 354 Richards Hall.

I have questions about billing, financial aid, loans, and payments. Who should I speak to?

Students should reach out to NUSL’s Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office can be reached by emailing lawfinaid@northeastern.edu 

When will I get my locker assignment?

Incoming 1L students will get their locker assignment when they check-in at orientation. Incoming transfer students will receive their locker assignment via email prior to the first day of classes.