A Welcoming, Close-Knit Legal Community
Since our founding in 1908 as the only law school exclusively for women, New England Law has striven to make the legal community more inclusive. Today, you'll find a coeducational student body that is uniquely supportive, welcoming, and diverse.
Racial minorities make up about 30 percent of our student body, and our Charles Hamilton Houston Enrichment Program offers activities for students interested in issues of race and ethnicity. Our law school has been coeducational since 1938.
In the Heart of Boston
New England Law is centrally located in downtown Boston, close to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Financial District, State House, Government Center, and numerous state and federal courts, government agencies, and law firms—all potential employers.
Our location also attracts those who are influencing the legal landscape. Many local and national thought leaders, including eight US Supreme Court justices, have lectured, taught, and met with New England Law students and professors.
When deciding on a law school and considering what New England Law has to offer, look no further than our graduates.
- Paula M. Carey ’86, Chief Justice, Massachusetts Trial Court
- Michael Curry ’05, Former President of the Boston Branch of the NAACP
- Thomas J. Curry ’81, Comptroller of the Currency, US Department of the Treasury
- Sara Goldman Curley ’02, Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP (Boston)
- Peter H. Dinwiddie ’04, Vice President of Basketball Operations, Indiana Pacers
- Mitchell Garabedian ’79, attorney for victims of sexual abuse, featured in the movie Spotlight
- Amy Peterson ’05, Associate Counsel, Detroit Tigers
- Karyn E. Polito ’91, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor
- Roberto Ronquillo Jr. ’84, Chief Justice, Boston Municipal Court
- Timothy F. Sullivan ’91, Chief Justice, Massachusetts Housing Court
- Leonard P. Zakim ’78, civil rights leader, namesake for Boston’s Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
Get to know even more alumni, as well as current students, here.