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"We send people out into the world who are ready to practice law that advances socially responsible ends."

Professor David Siegel, co-director, Center for Law and Social Responsibility

"We deliver the tools students need to comprehend the structure underlying a tremendous range of business and personal transactions."

Professor Susan R. Finneran, director, Center for Business Law

“The law school's global perspective and commitment to finding solutions to international legal challenges is expressed through our center's courses, programs, and career options, whether they take place in Boston or around the globe.”

Professor Lisa Laplante, director, Center for International Law and Policy

Academic Law Centers

There’s no substitute for being on the front lines, showing that you can do the work.

The faculty of the law centers at New England Law | Boston engineer critical real law, real life connections. Professors, researchers, and students come together through the legal centers to focus their study on the disciplines that most engage them and direct their work toward the issues in which they most want to invest.

Student emerging from Arlington T station Students share their center and clinic experiences. (audio and video clips)

The experience can greatly benefit the trajectory of a student's legal career.  Center faculty teach courses that lay the foundation for collaborative research and outreach projects, and our law school centers address emerging needs across a broad spectrum of concerns.

Criminal justice reform, environmental advocacy, domestic violence, international human rights, war crimes, universal jurisdiction, corporate governance, e-commerce, and intellectual property protection are just a few of the areas in which New England Law students, professors, and alumni have moved beyond the walls of the classroom to make an impact on the real world.