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Experiential Learning

There’s a distinct synergy at New England Law | Boston.

It’s generated by the daily integration of classroom and courtroom, by regular interplay with clients and consultations with professors.

Each semester, JD program students engage with faculty members, judges, practicing attorneys, and international prosecutors in real world legal work. Dozens of law clinics, legal internships, externships, and business practice positions offer a wide spectrum of placements in the region’s law firms, public agencies, courts, corporations, international criminal tribunals, and the school’s in-house legal office. Special projects sponsored by New England Law’s four centers—Law and Social Responsibility, International Law and Policy, Business Law, and Public Health and Tobacco Policy—amplify the opportunities students have to apply their legal training to real life challenges.

New England Law students also sharpen their research, writing, and advocacy skills producing highly regarded scholarly publications and competing on award-winning advocacy teams. The New England Law Review and the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement are student-run operations that receive input from faculty advisors. The school’s moot court and mock trial lineups feature several faculty-coached traveling teams as well as an in-house competition.

New England Law’s experiential learning and public interest law programs often serve as guides to other law schools trying to build programs that combine theory and practice in a substantive package. As you read the stories of graduates and see the impact they are making in the lives of their clients, you’ll understand why.