James Kane ’25
When I started the application process for law school, I wanted to find a program that allowed me to grow both academically and professionally. I feel fortunate that I have found a program, at Northeastern, that fosters an environment of academic excellence and innovation whilst also supporting me as I continue to grow in my professional life. I have been able to maintain my work schedule as well as my course schedule. At the beginning of each semester, I have notified my boss of my in person required classes, and we have worked to schedule any meetings around those times. Additionally, I have been able to take advantage of Northeastern resources to reserve rooms for conference calls that may run close to my classes, so I do not have to miss out on work meetings or class. I spend anywhere from 10-15 hours on each class per week depending on the amount of reading, classes, study sessions, assignments, etc.
Rachel Vierra ’25
When deciding where to apply to law school, I had to make the difficult decision of whether or not I was willing to give up my full-time job. I started looking into part-time programs that would allow me the ability to both work and pursue a legal education. I came across Northeastern’s FlexJD program and was immediately drawn to its flexibility. Ultimately, I ended up choosing FlexJD for this reason—flexibility. I was further attracted to the social justice focused curriculum, co-op program, and overall sense of community Northeastern Law offered.
Dylan Punch ’25
Law school was a long-term goal of mine. It was Northeastern Law’s reputation as the premier public interest law school in the nation, coupled with the real-world experience offered through the co-op program, that ultimately set my sights on applying for the FlexJD program. My goal is to use the NUSL co-op program to gain work experience in the criminal law field.The program has been challenging and rewarding. My personal goal is to do between one and three hours of reading or coursework per day, which I have found is enough to stay ahead of the work and prevent panicked “cram” sessions the day an assignment is due. The professors have made themselves available through weekly office hours and by responding to emails promptly. The best part of the instruction is how the professors provide structured feedback that serves as a guide to improvement instead of a “rubber stamp” grade with generic comments. The small class size has allowed for a more personal and intimate environment and after two semesters, we have figured out each other’s strengths and have formed genuine friendships.