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About New England Law | Boston

Located in downtown Boston, New England Law | Boston is an educational community characterized by substantive instruction with a strong foundation in ethics. The school's highly qualified and accessible faculty are committed to both teaching and scholarship. The academic program emphasizes extensive preparation in practical skills, including instruction in legal writing and clinical work. Founded in 1908 as Portia Law School, the only law school established exclusively for the education of women, New England Law | Boston has been coeducational since 1938. It was renamed New England School of Law in 1969.

New England Law | Boston is ABA accredited and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. With three other independent law schools, New England is also a founding member of the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education.

  • Our student body is 54 percent women and 13 percent minorities; 54 percent of our students come from outside Massachusetts.
  • Our students come from 42 states, District of Columbia, 6 countries and territories, and 373 undergraduate institutions.
  • Our 16 clinics offer opportunities for practical legal experience in varied fields; each clinic has a required classroom component.
  • We have three academic centers that coordinate faculty and student projects and scholarship: the Center for International Law and Policy, the Center for Law and Social Responsibility, and the Center for Business Law.
  • We offer study abroad programs in Galway, Ireland; London/Edinburgh; Malta; and Prague, as well as semester abroad programs at the University of Paris X-Nanterre and in The Netherlands and Denmark.