National legal publication identifies “schools that offer similar strengths”
(Boston, Revised 1/7/14) New England Law | Boston: If you like Georgetown, consider New England Law | Boston. That’s the advice given to prospective law students across the nation this fall by a major publication focused on legal education.
current Back to School 2013 issue recommends New England Law for “Applicants who are attracted to studying international law
but not set on studying in D.C.” The issue’s “How to Choose a Law School” article also lists New England Law as a school worthy of serious consideration, along with many prestigious, highly regarded institutions, for students who plan to concentrate in criminal law
, health law
, or public interest law
preLaw and its companion publication, the National Jurist, are read by more than 45,000 prospective law students and reach an estimated 100,000 law students, respectively. New England Law’s offerings were cited by means of selection criteria that took into account the programs and resources of a law school’s academic centers, externship programs, and clinical opportunities.
“We’re proud to be recognized for our exceptional academics, experiential learning opportunities, and engaged and supportive community,” said Dean John F. O’Brien. “Together they make New England Law an outstanding choice.”
Dean John O'Brien
The effectiveness of New England Law’s programs is evident in the success of New England Law students taking the Massachusetts bar exam
. Among New England Law students taking the exam for the first time this summer, 91.4 passed the test, exceeding the statewide average and ranking closely with the state’s most elite law schools. An average of nine out of every 10 New England Law graduates has passed the bar on the first try over the last five years.
The clinical program at New England Law
is a leading model of the integration of legal study and clinical experience. Law students can choose from more than a dozen clinics each semester in a wide range of areas. All of the law school’s clinics have required classroom components and most require a course in a related subject area, which ensures that students are well prepared to make the most of their opportunities in the field.