Northeastern Once Again Ranked No. 1 for Practical Training
4.17.20 — 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 sixth 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 1,500 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 Northeastern is No. 1 for practical training because “of its Cooperative Legal Education Program — also known as co-op.”
In its rankings article, the magazine extensively quotes William “Mo” Cowan ’94, former US Senator representing Massachusetts and now president of global government affairs and policy for General Electric. “Whether working in a courtroom under the supervision of a judge or side by side with clients on civil litigation and corporate matters, I treasured my co-op time for making me the leader and lawyer I am today,” he said.
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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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