Northeastern Law Welcomes Strongest Academic Class in School’s History
10.05.20 — Northeastern University School of Law is delighted to welcome the Class of 2023, which boasts the strongest academic profile in the school’s history. The median LSAT for the class is 162 while the median GPA is 3.65. While these numbers are impressive, the school was drawn to this diverse class based on the wide variety of life experiences and passion for using the law to ensure the rule of justice as the lawyers of tomorrow.
“For months, we in the Office of Admissions pored over thousands of applications, to find talented and inspiring students who would thrive in and enrich our law school community,” said Assistant Dean for Admissions Sarah Rethage. “At Northeastern, we’re looking not only for academic success but also for well-rounded individuals with exciting experiences and a true passion for justice. In the end, we chose the exceptional individuals who make up this extraordinary class.”
In terms of diversity, the class is 73 percent women, 37 percent identify as people of color and 20 percent identify as members of the LGBTQ community. The average is 25, with students in their twenties, thirties and forties. While many have ties to Massachusetts, as a group they represent 38 of the 50 states, and the District of Columbia!
The students are well connected to the global community, having worked, volunteered and studied around the globe in: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Madagascar, Mexico, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Vietnam and Wales.
The first-year students attended more than 120 different undergraduate institutions with nearly 75 different majors, and 22 have already earned master’s or doctorate-level graduate degrees.
Sixty-eight 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, cooks and chefs, clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, floral designers, investigators, librarians, news editors, patent agents, researchers and writers. One person worked as a publicist for NBA and NFL players, another was a lobster fisherman and one individual worked at a nuclear reactor plant. The have worked in the military or through national service organizations, including the Peace Corps, City Year, Jumpstart and AmeriCorps.
They have also given their time and talents to such worthy causes as the ACLU, Big Brothers Big Sisters, shelter homes, food banks, Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, Relay for Life, the Refugee Assistance Project 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 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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