Skills-Based Courses

Be a Lawyer — Don’t Just Think Like One

Interviewing clients. Analyzing evidence. Negotiating with opposing counsel. Arguing your case in writing — and in the courtroom. It takes many diverse skills to become a successful lawyer — and Northeastern enables you to develop them all.

From the moment you step onto campus, you will actively contribute to authentic cases for actual clients. You’ll learn more quickly than students at other law schools what it truly takes to build trust with the people you represent, sort through piles of sometimes decades-old evidence, develop smart strategies and change course when new evidence comes to light. You’ll do more than develop a comprehensive understanding of the law and the ability to think like a lawyer — you’ll learn how to be a lawyer.

Our highly integrated experiential model is the absolute best way to ensure that you graduate with the skills you’ll use daily in your career. We also offer dozens of courses designed to help you further hone those skills and develop focused abilities in the areas that interest you most, from corporate transactions to collective bargaining.

Examples of skills-based courses include:

  • Accounting and Finance for Lawyers
  • Advanced Legal and Interdisciplinary Research
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Amicus Curiae Project
  • Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic
  • Community Business Law Clinic
  • Community Economic Development Seminar: Sustainable Income Development
  • Constitutional Litigation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Estate Planning
  • Evidence
  • International and Foreign Legal Research
  • Immigrant Justice Clinic
  • Lab Seminar in Applied Design and Legal Empowerment
  • Law Practice Management Seminar: Access to Justice
  • Legal Interviewing and Counseling
  • Legal Research Workshop
  • Legal Writing Workshop
  • Master Class in Legal Design
  • Negotiation
  • Poverty Law and Practice Clinic
  • Pretrial Civil Practice and Advocacy
  • Prisoners’ Rights Clinic
  • Public Health Legal Clinic
  • Public Service Internship
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Transactional Drafting Seminar
  • Trial Practice
  • US Legal Research