New England Law | Boston

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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About

History

New England Law | Boston began in 1908 as Portia Law School, which offered a legal education exclusively to women at a time when most other institutions would not accept them at all. The early Portia Law School students were primarily from working-class and immigrant families and many had only a high school education, since the state did not require a college degree to study law.

Education

Whatever your career goals and scheduling requirements, you’ll find the law degree programs at New England Law | Boston to be comprehensive, flexible, and responsive to your needs. 

Career

The Career Services Office helps students plan their careers with personalized career counseling, résumé and cover letter reviews, and mock interviews, along with a mentor program and a searchable database of internships and job opportunities.

Services

Student services

The Office of Student Services is more than just an office for students or a student center. Through our open-door policy, we strive to ensure your smooth integration into our community. Students may contact the office for advice and assistance throughout their law school years.

We are dedicated to making your New England Law experience both productive and enjoyable. Some of our many, carefully designed law school services include helping to arrange study at one of our partner law schools in California, Minnesota, or Texas; organizing study-abroad opportunities for a semester in Europe or South America; and facilitating accommodations for students with disabilities.

Housing services

New England Law doesn’t offer on-campus housing, but our law students have many choices for housing within Boston and its suburbs. If you have been admitted and are ready to start your student life in Boston, our staff is always ready to help you to research neighborhoods, view apartments and rooms for rent, and find a roommate.

Library services

Our collection includes a large variety of legal research and reference materials, printed and electronic, that law students, lawyers, and legal academics use on a regular basis. Students find places in our collaboration rooms and quiet study spaces that suit their learning needs. They seek out the special collections on topics like academic support and women and the law. 

Student Life

Campus life

New England Law | Boston’s campus is in the Theater District, a vibrant downtown location offering a wealth of options for work and play. The school is near multiple state and federal courts, government agencies, and law firms, and we are conveniently located near a public transportation network that connects you to clerkships, clinic placements, and employment opportunities. 

Student clubs

These are a few student associations:

  • The Student Bar Association is the representative body of the students at New England Law | Boston and is affiliated with the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association. 
  • The Art and Fashion Law Society introduces students to the legal aspects of the art and fashion industries, a developing practice area that intersects with intellectual property and business law, and in some cases, environmental, human rights, and Internet law.
  • The Criminal Law Society promotes social justice and equality, fosters relationships between criminal law practitioners and students aspiring to enter the field, and provides opportunities to effect change in the community. 

Accreditation

The American Bar Association grants accreditation to Portia Law School (renamed New England School of Law). 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States