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Required Courses

You start your studies at New England Law | Boston with 11 required courses, after which you may pursue your own interests by taking elective courses.

Eight of the 11 required courses are in substantive areas of the law that serve as a foundation for more advanced legal studies.

  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Property
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure I
  • Evidence

The other three required courses begin your grounding in subjects that are becoming increasingly important in the modern practice of law.

  • Legal Research and Writing I and II
    This course provides an introduction to legal analysis and legal writing. It is taught by adjunct legal writing instructors under the direction and supervision of a full-time faculty member. Students compose a variety of legal documents, receive instruction in legal research and legal ethics, and participate in a moot court project for which they prepare and argue a case before a panel of judges. This is the first of many opportunities at New England Law to use and refine legal writing skills.
  • Law and Ethics of Lawyering
    This course focuses on a lawyer's ethical responsibilities and the profession's oversight of lawyers' behavior. Because ethical issues cannot be separated from the practice or study of law, the consideration of these issues is a thread that weaves throughout all courses at New England Law.
See full descriptions of required courses.