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Master Constitutional Law For a Successful Career

Professor Lawrence Friedman quoted in U.S. News & World Report, September 14, 2017

“Constitutional law has a vast array of applications in the legal profession, and mastering constitutional law through required and elective courses will help prospective attorneys learn skills that they will use throughout their careers,” writes Ilana Kowarski in her piece “Master Constitutional Law For a Successful Career” for U.S. News & World Report (published September 14, 2017). She spoke to Lawrence Friedman, a constitutional law professor at New England Law | Boston, to glean his perspective as an expert on the subject.

"Constitutional law is a great way for students to develop their analytical abilities," Friedman says in the article. "It is one of the very few areas of law that is completely case driven, and understanding how courts decide constitutional issues—really digging into the opinions, taking them apart and putting them back together, and being able to predict where the law is going next—it’s a fantastic training ground."

The article discusses some of the professional paths these lawyers often take, the (sometimes misunderstood) influence of the Constitution on policy issues such as immigration law, and how students should choose an academic program in this specialty.

“Understanding constitutional law is an asset in most legal jobs, experts say, particularly those that involve appellate law, criminal law, civil rights law, administrative or regulatory law, government relations law, and First Amendment law,” writes Kowarski.

New England Law is so pleased that professor Friedman was available to speak on this issue.



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