Law school entrance requirements include basically the same qualifications and procedures for all applicants to each of New England Law's four academic divisions, with the exception of the Special Part-time Program. That program, for parents with primary child-rearing responsibilities, requires an additional statement explaining the applicant's child-care obligations.
Law school qualifications are assessed by the Admissions Committee, which includes faculty and members of the Office of Admissions. Applications are accepted for fall entry between September 15 and the priority deadline of March 15. Although New England Law does not interview candidates for admission, we encourage you to visit the school, tour the facilities, attend classes, and talk with students and staff. A representative of the Office of Admissions or a current student is available to take you around the school by appointment.
Law School Admissions Criteria
Entry is competitive and the school turns down many applicants. Our procedure for evaluating law school admissions criteria results in acceptance or denial of an applicant only after careful consideration of several factors. The committee weighs qualifications for law school by balancing the applicant's undergraduate record and Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score with recommendations, proven achievements, and apparent motivation to study law.
Applicants who have not achieved at least a C (2.0) cumulative grade point average in undergraduate work should not apply. Because the committee examines all facets of an applicant's qualifications, law school policies make it impossible to give tentative appraisals of an applicant's status during the evaluation process.
We encourage potential applicants to examine the law school review, which includes a profile of the most recent entering class and a summary of other important information.
It is the policy of New England Law to provide equality of opportunity in legal education for all persons, including faculty, other employees, applicants for admissions, enrolled students, and graduates, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, or sexual orientation. Please contact the director of student services at 154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116 (617-422-7401) with any inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy.