Northeastern Once Again Ranked #1 for Practical Training, Tops preLaw’s Intellectual Property Rankings


05.03.21 — In recognition of its national leadership in experiential learning, Northeastern University School of Law has been ranked No. 1 for practical training by preLaw/The National Jurist. This is the seventh year in a row that Northeastern has held the No. 1 spot.

Northeastern law students complete 1,500 hours of full-time, supervised work through the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The co-op program includes 1,000 employers worldwide; to date, students have completed co-ops in 71 countries.

The rankings are based on experiential learning opportunities, with data from the American Bar Association and individual schools.

preLaw/The National Jurist notes that “when it comes to Northeastern, practical training is in its DNA. Its Cooperative Legal Education Program focuses on getting students out of the classroom and into the real world in significant and meaningful ways.”

In its rankings article, the magazine quotes Emily Law ’22, who participated in the School of Law’s Unemployment Insurance Rapid Response project to assist Greater Boston Legal Services when the pandemic hit last spring.

In addition, Northeastern received an A+ grade for its intellectual property program — only 19 law schools nationwide received this top grade.

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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. The future of legal education since 1968, 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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