Clinics and Institutes Gaining Experience While Doing Good
Too often, law students bring little more than classroom learning to their first jobs. Northeastern believes that practical experience is essential — and that gaining experience while advancing social justice is even better.
From the outset in your first year at Northeastern, we offer our public interest-focused signature course Legal Skills in Social Context that gives all students an immediate immersive yearlong exposure to and training in utilizing law as a tool for social change.
At the upper level, you can select among numerous public interest-focused clinics that afford students unique and valuable opportunities to work in real time on real-world matters — such as domestic violence or prisoners’ rights — for underrepresented individuals who will benefit from your efforts. You will stand by their side, advise them and learn on your feet how to make a difference in people’s lives.
Through our nationally recognized institutes and special programs, you have a unique opportunity to work closely with faculty and other legal experts, conduct research on the causes you believe in and craft interdisciplinary approaches to complex problems. While working for social justice, you’ll be adding experience to your knowledge base, which will help you hit the ground running when you graduate.
- Community Business
- Civil Rights and Restorative Justice
- Domestic Violence
- Immigrant Justice
- Intellectual Property Law
- Poverty Law
- Prisoners’ Rights
- Public Health Advocacy
Institutes and Special Programs
- Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC)
- Center for Health Policy and Law
- Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project
- Domestic Violence Institute
- Program on the Corporation, Law and Global Society
- Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy
- Public Health Advocacy Institute
For more information, contact Director of Clinical Programs and Professor of Law Jim Rowan.