Northeastern Law Welcomes Incoming Fall 2022 Class


10.05.22 — Northeastern University School of Law is delighted to welcome the fall 2022 incoming class of JD and FlexJD students, which boasts the strongest academic profile in the school’s history. The median LSAT for the class is 163 and the median GPA is 3.70. While these numbers are impressive, the school was drawn to this diverse class based on their wide variety of life experiences and passion for social justice.

“This is an impressive and multifaceted group of students, with an enormous amount of potential and talent to share with our community,” said Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Enrollment Sarah Rethage. “We look forward to watching them make their mark at Northeastern and on the world thereafter.”

This is a diverse class: 34.6% percent identify as people of color, more than 68 percent are women and 29.5% percent identify as members of the LGBTQ community. The average age is 25, with students in their twenties, thirties and forties. While many have ties to Massachusetts, as a group they represent 33 of the 50 states, and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The students are well connected to the global community, having worked, volunteered and studied around the globe in nations from Argentina to Zambia, and 65 countries in between: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, Scotland, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia.

The first-year students attended more than 130 different undergraduate institutions with more than 85 different majors, and 32 have already earned master’s or doctorate-level graduate degrees. Approximately 81% percent have been out of college for at least one year. They have worked in sales, healthcare, public relations, scientific research and social services. Among the class members are advocates, athletic instructors, caseworkers, chefs, clinicians, coaches, coast guards, engineers, entrepreneurs, financial analysts, investigators, mediators, researchers, translators and writers.

One has made an appearance on “So You Think You Can Dance” and another has a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo. Another person went on a kayaking expedition around Southeast Alaska and one is experienced in spoken word poetry. They have worked in the military or through national service organizations, including the Peace Corps, City Year, Jumpstart, Marine Corps and AmeriCorps.

They have also given their time and talents to such worthy causes as the ACLU, Big Brothers Big Sisters, crisis shelters, shelter homes, food banks, Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, Relay for Life and the Special Olympics.

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. Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences through its signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. More than 1,000 employers worldwide in a wide range of legal, government, nonprofit and business organizations participate in the program. With a focus on social justice and innovation, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experiences to successfully practice law.

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