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Required Courses

You start your studies at New England Law | Boston with required courses, after which you may pursue your own interests by taking law school electives.

Many of the required courses are in substantive areas of the law that serve as a foundation for more advanced legal studies. 

  • Civil Procedure I and II
  • Contracts I and II
  • Torts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Property I and II
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure I
  • Evidence
  • Advanced Legal Analysis (this requirement may be waived, in the sole discretion of the Dean or Dean’s Designee, for good cause shown) [This requirement applies only to students graduating in May 2020 or later.]

The other required law school courses give you you grounding in subjects that are becoming increasingly important in the modern practice of law. 

Legal Research and Writing I, II and III

This law school course provides an introduction to legal analysis and legal writing. It is taught by adjunct legal writing faculty under the direction and supervision of a full-time faculty member. Students compose a variety of legal documents, receive instruction in legal research and legal ethics, and participate in a moot court project for which they prepare and argue a case before a panel of judges. This is the first of many opportunities at New England Law to use and refine legal writing skills. 

Law and Ethics of Lawyering

This course focuses on a lawyer's ethical responsibilities and the profession's oversight of lawyers' behavior. Because ethical issues cannot be separated from the practice or study of law, the consideration of these issues is a thread that weaves throughout all courses at New England Law.

See full law course descriptions of required courses.