New England School of Law, also known as New England Law or NESL, was initially established as the Portia Law School for women in 1908. Utill the late 1930s, it was a sister school to the all-male Suffolk University Law School. In 1938, it became a coeducational institute, and was christened New England School of Law in 1969. The campus of this private law school is Boston, Massachusetts.
NESL offers both full-time and part-time classes leading to a graduate degree in law. Students can choose from specializations in international law, environmental law, and tax law. NESL has under it the following academic centers:
NESL supports a number of student clubs and organizations like the Student Bar Association, The American Civil Liberties Union, Animal Law Society, Children's Law Society, The Federalist Society, Minority Students Association, Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Delta Phi, Women's Law Caucus, and the National Lawyers Guild. In addition, the students publish journals and law reviews such as the "New England Law Review", "New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement", and "New England Journal of International and Comparative Law".
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