New England Law Boston

New England Law Boston

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:

  • Center for Business Law
  • Center for International Law & Policy
  • Center for Law & Social Responsibility

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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New England Law-Boston
154 Stuart St
Boston , MA 02116
General Phone: (617) 451-0010

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New England Law-Boston Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

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Number of programs and degrees for New England Law-Boston in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
First-professional degree3161

New England Law-Boston Student Body

In 2007-2008, New England Law-Boston had a total enrollment of 1,103 students.

Students By Class:

Group Percent
First Professional 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Hispanic 8%
Asian 29%
Unknown 63%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 38%
25-29 46%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

New England Law-Boston Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Boston, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

New England Law-Boston Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

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Financial Aid:
New England Law-Boston participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 891600)

New England Law-Boston Faculty

New England Law-Boston has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year17$149,2356$138,667
Associate professorcalendar year5$120,2001*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*4$102,250
Instructorcalendar year0*3$106,667
All faculty totalcalendar year24$139,04214$119,000

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

New England Law-Boston Degree Programs (2007)

Law (LLB, JD)

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