preLaw Fall 2020 09.28.20 —In both health law and human rights, Northeastern University School of Law has been recognized with an A+ grade in the 2020 “back to school” issue of preLaw magazine. In health law, only 11 law schools nationwide received an A+. In human rights, only five schools earned this top grade.

In addition to this A+ from preLaw in health law, U.S. News & World Report ranks Northeastern No. 11 for health care law. The school’s Center for Health Policy and Law is a nationally recognized hub for dynamic, interdisciplinary approaches to combatting public health challenges. The center recently received a $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to launch Salus Populi: Educating the Judiciary About Social Determinants of Health. The training program for judges and law clerks emphasizes how legal decisions can affect health. In June 2021, the law school will co-host the national ASLME Health Law Professors Conference, bringing the nation’s most forward-thinking health law experts together.

The school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) takes the lead in supporting human rights scholarship and movement-building, with particular focus on economic, social and cultural rights. PHRGE also attracts some of the world’s leading human rights leaders to campus, including Distinguished Scholar in Residence Alfred Brownell, who was awarded the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize for his extraordinary work protecting land rights in his native Liberia.

preLaw also ranks Northeastern Law the No. 1 law school for practical training and has awarded the school an “A” in intellectual property law.

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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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