Public Interest and Social Justice

Public Interest and Social Justice  

If you want to make a difference in the world, there’s no better place to study law and engage with social justice advocates than Northeastern Law — one of the nation’s top public interest law schools.

Social justice issues are woven into our courses and clinics as well as co-ops across the globe, where you can deepen your expertise and make connections that will last a lifetime. You are also warmly invited to join forces with our Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC), which takes the lead in infusing the law school’s public interest mission into all facets of the student experience, and make sure you connect with our graduates — an amazing group of advocates at the forefront of social justice initiatives in the US and beyond.

  • Consumer Law
  • Disrupt the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline—Restorative Justice
  • Education Law
  • Fragmentation of Identity, Justice and the Algorithmic Revolution
  • Human Rights in the United States
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor Law I
  • Laboratory Seminar in Applied Design and Legal Empowerment
  • Law and Economic Development
  • Law and Inequality
  • Legal Skills in Social Context
  • Private Litigation in the Public Interest
  • ACLU of Alaska
  • Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts
  • Conservation Law Foundation
  • DNA-People’s Legal Services
  • GLAD Legal Advocates & Defenders
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Human Rights Law Network
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Legal Momentum
  • Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
  • Cooperative Income Sharing Program (CISP)
  • Criminal Law Project
  • Disability Justice Caucus
  • Drug Law and Policy Society
  • Family Law and Juvenile Justice Society
  • Health Law Society
  • How To Get It Done
  • Human Rights Caucus
  • If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
  • International Refugee Assistance Project
  • Law Students for Indigenous Liberation
  • National Lawyers Guild


Certificates and Dual Degrees

Centers, Institutes and Programs

Representative Faculty