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Law School Graduation Requirements

New England Law | Boston students must complete the following requirements to become law school graduates.

JD graduates also must fulfill certain residency requirements mandated for law schools by the American Bar Association. (Details are provided in the New England Law Student Handbook of Rules and Regulations.)

In addition, students must complete a substantial percentage of credit and degree requirements at New England Law. Students may receive credit for summer study at another law school to decrease their course load during the academic year, providing they have obtained advance approval.

Students may also arrange to "visit out" at a member law school of the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education. However, tuition is based on the entire course of study required for a degree (three years for Day Division and four years for Evening Division), so students are charged the full tuition for their program, regardless of credits earned in summer programs.

Additional Law School Graduation Requirements


In addition to the above requirements and the 11 required courses, students must satisfy these requirements to be eligible for New England Law graduation: