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New England Law | Boston was founded in the spirit of increasing diversity in the legal field. The school opened in 1908 as the only law school in the country exclusively for women.
“Everyone’s there to help each other out in any way possible.”
—Katherine Charles, Graduate

We remain committed to supporting students of all backgrounds and delivering an excellent education in a welcoming environment. Today, about 30 percent of the student body are students of color.

Charles Hamilton Houston Enrichment Program

The Charles Hamilton Houston Enrichment Program (CHHEP) puts our ideals into action by addressing racial bias, promoting law school diversity, and providing a supportive community for students of color.

CHHEP offers discussion groups, community-building activities, a speaker series, and recognition of academic excellence. This program is open to all New England Law students who are interested in issues of race, ethnicity, and inclusion.

More about the Charles Hamilton Houston Enrichment Program

Diversity Events

We provide many opportunities for you to share your perspective with classmates. Prospective students are invited to our Diversity Day, which introduces students to our community. Once you are a student, you can meet alumni, and get advice at the Minority Alumni Welcome Reception, held annually in the fall.

Student Organizations

Participate in cultural, networking, and volunteer events presented by the following groups:

  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Italian-American Justinian Law Society
  • Jewish Law Students Association
  • Latin American Law Students Association
  • Minority Students Association
  • OUTLaws (LGBTQ)
  • Women’s Law Caucus

Explore all of our student organizations

Career Opportunities for Students of Color

The Career Services Office (CSO) offers a variety of services for students of color, including mentoring, mock interviews, and networking opportunities.

The CSO also connects you with regional and national groups that celebrate and champion diversity. For example, you can participate in events hosted by the Boston Lawyers Group, which is comprised of local firms and corporations that strive to recruit and retain diverse talent.

Learn about the Career Services Office