Law School Programs at New England Law
Whatever your career goals and scheduling needs, you’ll find the law school programs at New England Law | Boston comprehensive, flexible, and highly interactive.
The law school faculty includes distinguished scholars and practitioners who are dedicated to teaching and engaging students. Our clinical law programs constitute a leading model in the integration of legal study and clinical experience. Law school clinical programs ensure that students are well prepared to make the most of their opportunities in the field.
In the law school's J.D. degree program, students take about half of their courses in electives, with a core of required courses comprising the other half of the total credits needed for graduation. Students begin taking electives during the second year of study, and many choose to begin taking clinical courses as soon as their third semester. With four divisions of full-time or part-time study to choose from, juris doctorate candidates can pick the program that best fits their individual needs.
New England Law also offers a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in American Law for foreign lawyers with law degrees from institutions outside the United States who want to increase their knowledge of the American legal system.
The LL.M. program features a thorough orientation to American culture and legal education. The major themes of the U.S. legal system are addressed and candidates can choose to specialize in one of 11 areas of study.
Find the option that best meets your needs.
Juris Doctor degree programs
- Full-time Day Division—3 years, 86 credits
- Part-time Day Division—4 years, 86 credits. The Part-Time Day Law Program spreads courses over four years.
- Part-time Evening Division—4 years, 86 credits (classes begin at 6 in the evening). The Part-Time Evening Law Program lets you keep your day job and attend classes at night. New England Law | Boston is one of only two Massachusetts law schools in the Boston area with an evening division.
- Special Part-time Program—up to 6 years, 86 credits (combination of day and evening classes for parents with primary child-rearing responsibilities). The program allows students to arrange schedules that are more compatible with their child-care responsibilities.
- Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law: For foreign lawyers with law degrees or the equivalent from outside the United States who want to increase their knowledge of the American legal system. To graduate, a student must complete two consecutive semesters as a full-time student and 24 credit hours (approximately 10 courses).