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Architecture Surrounding East Coast Law Schools

Environment Surrounding Law Schools in Boston

Few cities in the country, much less the world, boast the density of resources found in downtown Boston.

Student Life in Boston

From New England Law’s campus in the heart of the Theater District, it’s an easy walk to such power centers as the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Financial District, the Massachusetts State House, and Boston City Hall. Also in the neighborhood are five public parks and green spaces, nine major shopping areas, restaurants serving 16 distinct regional and international cuisines, the libraries and resources of other Boston law schools, and more than two dozen museums, theaters, historic landmarks, and major cultural institutions including Symphony Hall and the Boston Public Library.

Among law schools in Massachusetts, New England Law’s location is second to none in terms of opportunity.  Proximity to 10 state and federal courts, along with numerous government agencies and law firms, gives students access to an almost unlimited array of clerkships, clinic placements, and employment opportunities. Boston’s extensive public transportation system—just a few blocks from campus—reaches across town and deep into the city’s neighborhoods, and commuter rail service provides students living in Boston and regionally access to hundreds of communities for both work and play. The areas’ major thoroughfares are less than a mile away, making day or weekend trips a logistical cinch to other East Coast law schools for moot court competitions or other opportunities, or to the beach, mountains, and picturesque hamlets of New England for pleasure and diversion.

Boston is renowned for its five professional sports teams, 17 museums, and dozens of theaters and nightclubs, among other diversions. But essential local knowledge includes New England Law students’ favorite study breaks.

Places to Eat in Boston

  • The North End offers some of the finest Italian food west of Torino.
  • Stop by the unofficial pub of New England Law | Boston—the Sweetwater Café. Food, drinks, big screen TVs, and a Trivia Night on Tuesdays.
  • Grab a hot pretzel at Rock Bottom Brewery. The variety of dipping sauces alone is worth the trip.
  • Grab a bowl of New England clam chowder at the world-famous Union Oyster House, America's oldest restaurant.
  • Catch an Irish National soccer match at M.J. O'Connor's Irish pub. Be sure to order the Tipperary Tips.

Sporting Events in Boston

Museums and Shows in Boston

  • Students in Boston can purchase same-day tickets to one of several theatre or ballet performances at a BosTix kiosk. The venues are just a few steps from campus.
  • Visit the main branch of the Boston Public Library on Boylston Street for a historic courtyard study spot.
  • Lose yourself at the Institute of Contemporary Art on the Boston waterfront.
  • Indulge in some retail therapy at nearby department stores H&M, Filene’s Basement, and Marshall’s or at the designer boutiques on Newbury Street.
  • Hear one of the many summer concerts at the Hatch Shell, including the Boston Pops 4th of July performance.
  • Explore the Museum of Science and take in a planetarium show or a movie at the IMAX theater.

 Enjoying the Great Outdoors in Boston

  • Take a short walk to the North End and visit Paul Revere's House or the Old North Church.
  • Run, bike, or rollerblade on the Esplanade, the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed park that borders the south side of the Charles River.
  • Visit the Boston Public Garden where you can walk the weaving paths, sit and read on one of the many benches, enjoy a picnic lunch, or take a ride on the Swan Boats.
  • The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston, features cooling waters, a carousel, and numerous concerts and other free events.