New England School of Law

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Michelle L’Etoile
Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $65
Part-time program application fee $65
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 71.7% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.15
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 151

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 73.0%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 149-154
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.96-3.42
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.19
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 152

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 61.3%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 148-152
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.72-3.24
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.02
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 149

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered N/A
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Clinics in 16 subject areas and in-house Clinical Law Office; academic centers – international law, law & social responsibility, business law – sponsoring conferences and research projects; three required semesters of legal research & writing; judicial clerkship opportunities; summer programs in Ireland, London/Edinburgh, Malta, Prague, Chile; semester programs in The Netherlands, Denmark, Paris
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 154
Seminars 40
Positions available in seminars 524
Positions available in simulation courses 811
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 75
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Three nationally distributed student journals – a law review and journals on international law and confinement law – each sponsoring an annual symposium; six co-curricular advocacy teams that have won brief and oralist awards; Student Bar Association with nearly 30 student groups that sponsor speakers, social events, volunteer activities; student representatives on most faculty committees

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 99
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 232
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 452
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 69
Full-time students involved in field placements 233
Full-time students involved in law journals 78
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 9
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 2

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 92
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 155
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 193
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 3
Part-time students involved in field placements 25
Part-time students involved in law journals 6
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 2
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 0

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 23.1:1 – High
Full- and part-time faculty 119
Full-time minority faculty 10.8%
Part-time minority faculty 11.0%
Total faculty 125
Total faculty (men) 61.6%
Total faculty (women) 38.4%
Total faculty (minorities) 10.4%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#124 in Law Firms Rank Schools
RNP in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.7
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.2
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.92-3.39
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.15
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 149-153
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 151
Acceptance rate 71.7% – High
Student-faculty ratio 23.1:1 – High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 24.0% – Low
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 71.6% – Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 90.1% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MA
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.2%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 1141

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 815

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 326

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 20.5%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 2.0%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 2.2%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school 2.6%
Male students discontinuing law school 9.0%
Female students discontinuing law school 8.1%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Eric Krupski
Financial aid phone (617) 422-7298
Financial aid application deadline April 5

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $40,984 per year
Part-time: $30,760 per year
Room and board $12,940
Books $1,250
Miscellaneous expenses $5,420
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? No
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 51.2%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 10.2%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 5.2%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $10,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $5,000–$18,000
Full-time students receiving grants 66.5%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 16.0%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 11.3%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 5.8%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $12,750
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $5,000–$20,000
Part-time students receiving grants 33.1%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $120,480
Proportion who borrowed 90.3%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 46,518
Microform titles 953
Electronic titles 49,685
Other non-book titles 1,004
Total titles 98,160
Volumes (excluding microforms) 149,339
Volume equivalent microforms 176,376
Total volumes and volume equivalents 325,715
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 104
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 81
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 12
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 11
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 81
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 6
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 77
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 72
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 3
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 2
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 72
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 12

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 12
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 30
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 250
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 42
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 6
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 27,856
Total seats available for library users 507
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) Library provides a variety of study spaces with over 500 seats; collection of 325,000 volumes and volume equivalents, microforms, DVDs, CD-ROMs, databases and other electronic resources; extensive research services and online catalog; wireless building; classrooms and portions of library hardwired; all classrooms have multimedia presentation technology.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MA
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 90.1% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.2%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 292
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 24.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 71.6%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 49.7%
Graduates whose employment status is known 50.3%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 24.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 4.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 21.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.7%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 9.9%
Graduates whose employment status is known 90.1%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 71.6%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 4.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 13.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.7%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $51,980
Median private sector starting salary $67,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $71,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 15%
Median public service starting salary $51,500

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 65%
Graduates employed out-of-state 34.6%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 25
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 72.7%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 9.8%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 4.9%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 5.4%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.5%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 3.4%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.5%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Career Services provides career counseling, job search resources, on campus recruitment programs, and career workshops. The office maintains a library of directories of legal employers, practice areas, and periodicals. The website features a searchable job-posting database, employer recruitment programs, an alumni networking/mentoring program, and postings of career development programs.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 46.4%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 99.2%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 16.3%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 81.4%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 9.9%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 84.6%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 4.6%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 58.3%