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Incoming Students – Fall 2016

As of August 22, 2016

Overall Entering Class
Completed Applications
1,425
Enrolled, First-Year Students
174
States Represented
24
Countries Represented
5
Undergraduate Schools Represented
112
Minority Percentage
28%
LSAT and GPA Data – Overall Class

LSAT
GPA
75%
153
3.50
Median
150
3.21
25%
146
2.86
LSAT and GPA Data – Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Honors Program

LSAT
GPA
75%
158
3.78
Median
155
3.43
25%
153
3.21
Full-Time Students
Completed Applications
1,172
Enrolled Students/Class Size
121
Average Age
25
Age Range
21–60
Women
68%
Out-of-State Percentage
58%
Part-Time Students
Completed Applications
253
Enrolled Students/Class Size
53
Average Age
29
Age Range
22–54
Women
60%
Out-of-State Percentage
13%

Degrees Granted

  • JD (Juris Doctor)
  • LLM (Master of Laws) in American Law – for foreign lawyers with law degrees from institutions outside the United States who want to increase their knowledge of the American legal system

Divisions Offered

Clinical Programs and Externships

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Clinic
  • Business Law Practice Credit
  • Criminal Procedure II
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Government Lawyer
  • Health Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Externships
  • Judicial Internships
  • Land Use Law
  • Lawyering Process
  • Massachusetts Practice
  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution
  • Practice Credit
  • Public Interest Law
  • Tax Law

Summer Fellowship Program

Academic Centers

Moot Court/Mock Trial

  • ABA Client Counseling Competition
  • ABA Negotiation Competition
  • Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
  • Giles Southerland Rich Intellectual Property Competition
  • National Environmental Moot Court Competition
  • National Tax Moot Court Competition
  • National Mock Trial Competition
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Scholarly Journal

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition (2016–2017)

Full-Time Program:

  • 12–15 credits: $46,974
  • Cost per additional credit: $1,960

Part-Time Program:

  • 8–12 credits: $35,250
  • Cost per additional credit: $1,960

Special Part-Time Division for parents with child-care responsibilities:

  • 13–15 credits: $46,974
  • 8–12 credits: $35,250
  • 7 credits or fewer: $1,960 per credit

New England Law | Boston tuition and fees are payable in full by August for the fall semester and by December for the spring semester. The Student Bar Association fee is $80 per year.

The state-mandated student health insurance is $2,332 for the 2016–2017 year. All students carrying at least 75 percent of the course load for full-time students are required to be covered by health insurance, in accordance with Massachusetts state law. Students who show proof of coverage through a qualifying plan will have the insurance fee waived.

Financial Aid

New England Law | Boston provides generous scholarships, including scholarships for full tuition. The Office of Financial Aid will work with you to determine your budget and financing options.

Financial aid is awarded by the law school on an annual basis.

Employment Statistics

Our History

  • Founded in 1908 as Portia Law School, the only law school established exclusively for the education of women
  • Coeducational since 1938
  • Renamed New England Law | Boston in 2008
  • With three other independent law schools, New England Law is a founding member of the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education

Accreditation/Membership

New England Law | Boston is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Office of the Consultant on Legal Education
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-988-6738
Fax: 312-988-5681
legaled@americanbar.org

New England Law | Boston is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

Association of American Law Schools
1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20036-2717
Phone: 202-296-8851
Fax: 202-296-8869
aals@aals.org