Clinics and externships are excellent ways to get hands-on, real-world experience in law school. At New England Law | Boston, you can participate in clinics early and often. Below you'll get a sense of what these invaluable practical experiences entail.
Clinical law courses allow you to get hands-on experience in real-world legal settings, putting your classroom learning into practice. You’ll develop critical lawyering skills and represent real clients, while receiving academic credit. Law clinics also offer excellent opportunities to perform public service and public-interest legal work.
New England Law encourages students to take clinics early and often. You can take up to four legal clinics before graduation—potentially starting as early as the first semester of your second year. This allows you to try different areas of law, build your résumé, and boost your networking efforts. All clinics are open to part-time students as well, and every effort is made to accommodate their unique schedules.
FACT: 86% of the Class of 2020 (full-time students) took at least one clinic/externship. 46% took two or more.