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Northeastern University School of Law

Overview

Lawdragon Limelight

Q&A with Jeremy Paul

Dean, Northeastern School of Law

"Ours is a law school that believes the new economy will be won with guidance from lawyers who build public values into private enterprise, and who design intelligent regulations to channel growth in ways that best serve human needs. The new economy will inevitably create disruptions ..."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
38%
Number students applying:
2,936
Number students accepted:
1,115
First-year attrition rate:
2%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
162
Median:
161
25th percentile:
153

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.68
Median:
3.53
25th percentile:
3.25

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $45,000 0
Non-resident $45,000 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $19,500
Off Campus $19,500                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
473
Number students enrolled full-time:
469
Number students enrolled part-time:
4
Number of first-year students:
128

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
48%
% Women students:
61%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
16%
% Minority students:
31%
% International students:
2%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
1
Names of law journals:
Northeastern University Law Journal
% of students involved in law journals:
18%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
6
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic, Community Business Law Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic, Poverty Law and Practice Clinic, Prisoners' Rights Clinic, Public Health Clinic
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
26%
% of students in field placements:
191%
% of students in simulation courses:
60%

Curriculum Strengths

Health Law,
Public Interest Law,
Criminal Justice,
International Law,
Family Law,
Commercial/Small Business,
Cooperative Legal Education

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 53% 115
National Employment Rate 2013 46% 100
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MA 53% 91
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 12% 20
State 3rd Largest Employer DC 5% 9
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MA 70% 126
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 6.1% 11
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 2.8% 5

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0.6%
Law Firm 2-10
10.6%
Law Firm 11-25
3.3%
Law Firm 26-50
1.7%
Law Firm 51-100
0.6%
Law Firm 101-250
1.1%
Law Firm 251-500
2.2%
Law Firm 501+
5.6%
Law Firm Unknown Size
3.3%
Business & Industry
9.4%
Government
10%
Public Interest / Service
15%
Clerkships Federal
1.1%
Clerkships State / Local
4.4%
Education / Academia
0.6%
Other
0.6%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MA 88% 88%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MA 84% 85%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MA 91% 88%
State 2 NY 77% 85%
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

416 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Region:
New England
Main Phone:
617-373-5149
Admissions Phone:
617-373-2395

Administration

Dean of School:
Jeremy
R
Paul
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Princeton University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Harvard University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Carrie
L
Taubman
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Northwestern University
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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