At Northeastern University School of Law, we believe the legal profession must reflect the society it serves. To that end, we are committed to enrolling students from a variety of racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds; diverse educational and work experiences; varied geographical backgrounds; differing political ideologies; and diverse gender identities and preferences. Together our students learn to find their voices, reflect on laws and how they should evolve, and bring a vibrant dialogue to the classroom.
Our faculty and student body are diverse. Almost half our students are from outside Massachusetts, and minorities comprise 33 percent of the student body. More than half of our students and faculty are women, and 20 percent of our faculty are from a minority group. A large percentage of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people live in our community, as well. Many students have worked for two or more years after college; are first-generation Americans; and come from a variety of religious and political backgrounds.
Our commitment to diversity goes far beyond admission decisions and statistics. We believe in the immense value that diversity brings to society and education. These ideals are incorporated in our teaching, governance, and overall law school experience. As a national leader in public interest law, the law school has built its reputation on producing lawyers who look to make a change in society and give a voice to those too often underrepresented in the judicial system.