Public Interest Law

Northeastern is one of the top public interest law schools in the nation. We encourage, support and require our students to grapples with real social issues — dealing with the legal, intellectual and emotional demands of creating a just society.

Our public interest focus permeates virtually every class, where students and faculty regularly debate the ethical and societal implications of legal issues and decisions. Many students come to Northeastern for the chance to collaborate with faculty working on the forefront of legal change, from tackling public health legal issues to researching cold cases from the civil rights era.

Whether or not you choose to pursue a career in public interest, your experience at Northeastern will help you become a better lawyer; you’ll have ability to evaluate legal issues through a social justice lens and make a positive difference for your clients, community and society.

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