Located in Employer Engagement and Career Design, Pre-Law Advising at Northeastern enables current students and alumni/ae to explore the legal field as a career path and helps them navigate the law school application process. Since most law school admission committees give no special preference to any particular undergraduate major, Northeastern encourages students to pursue the undergraduate major of your choice, supplemented with robust co-op, leadership, and service experiences. Academically, we guide students to enroll in challenging courses that develop core skills and values, such as analytical and problem-solving skills, research, critical reading, oral and written communication, organization and project management, public service, and promotion of justice.
In addition, Northeastern offers the PlusJD program. Designed for academically outstanding, motivated, and resourceful students, the PlusJD—Northeastern’s Fast Track to Law School program—selects highly qualified Northeastern University students to begin their first-year law school courses during their last year of undergraduate study. Credits earned in the shared year are applied toward both their bachelor’s and law degrees. As a result, students can complete both degrees in as little as six years, saving a full year of time and tuition.