Skip to Main Content Return to the New England Law | Boston home page

The New England Law curriculum offers opportunities for study in a wide variety of subject areas

Roughly half of a student’s total coursework is drawn from a selection of more than 100 electives. The breadth of offerings in the law school curriculum enables students to explore, experiment, and familiarize themselves with different areas of interest. In their last two years of law school, students can also choose from an extensive array of clinics and simulation courses that encourage learning through doing.

Juris Doctor Curriculum | Required Courses and Legal Clinics

There are only fifteen required courses in the J.D. curriculum at New England Law | Boston; these courses serve as the foundation for more advanced legal study. Additional requirements include two clinical, practice, or simulation courses and at least one seminar course. This curriculum provides the basis for the contemporary practice of law.

New England Law encourages students to begin taking clinics as soon as possible during their legal education. Clinics help students find the areas of the law of greatest interest to them and to build expertise in these areas. Clinical work also elevates a student’s resume and enhances readiness for the bar exam.

Through the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education (CILE) (a group of four independent law schools that offers joint study abroad programs, visit-in programs to provide geographic flexibility for students, and other creative programming and services for the four schools) and a wide variety of externships available to New England Law students, the legal curriculum includes opportunities for summer, semester, or year-long study at member institutions in the U.S. and abroad.