COVID-19 Update: Commencement



4.20.20 — Northeastern University regrets that the spring law school commencement will not be held in person as initially planned. We understand that this decision comes with great disappointment to our graduates, their loved ones and the entire Northeastern community and we are working on how best to proceed. Recognizing the accomplishments of our graduates, and the time, work and sacrifice it took to successfully achieve them is paramount to this effort. Details will be shared as they become available. Communication to eligible graduates will be emailed to their NEU email address, and updates will be posted to the commencement website.

Virtual Celebration: While we cannot celebrate in person on the originally planned commencement date of May 21, the School of Law will hold a virtual celebration for the Class of 2020. Please check this page in mid-May for the link.

All NUSL COVID-19 Updates

Northeastern University is closely tracking the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and university leaders are making contingency plans and decisions in accordance with global public health authorities. To view communications for the Northeastern University School of Law community (ordered chronologically beginning with the most recent) with information and resources, please visit

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

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