“The concentrations take full advantage of New England Law’s strong faculty, broad range of courses, and wealth of experiential learning opportunities.”
Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 11, 2014
New England Law | Boston has introduced new concentrations in the fast-growing fields of Immigration Law and Intellectual Property (IP) Law, providing students with a specialty focus while in law school and additional credentials that will be valuable when entering the job market.
“The concentrations take full advantage of New England Law’s strong faculty, broad range of courses, and wealth of experiential learning opportunities,” said Dean John F. O’Brien. “We have equipped students to hit the ground running in an ever-changing legal marketplace for more than a century, and we will continue to meet that challenge.”
Both concentrations have a variety of course options, allowing students to tailor their studies to specific interests and career goals. Hands-on work experience is integrated through select clinical, fellowship, internship, and moot court and mock trial competition opportunities, among other options. Students also have access to study abroad opportunities, related activities and events, specialized job listings, and faculty advisors with deep expertise.
Students’ proficiency will be formally recognized on their law school transcripts.
Professor Dina Francesca Haynes, who directs the Human Rights and Immigration Law Project of the Center for Law and Social Responsibility, is coordinator of the Immigration Law Concentration. “There is a constant need for legal representation in this field, which can literally have life or death consequences,” says Haynes. “It is also an incredibly collegial field, and you will never meet an immigration lawyer who has not felt extraordinarily uplifted by a win for a client.
“An immigration law concentration can lead to opportunities helping immigrants, including working for the federal government and on criminal law issues, and advising businesses,” she added. “It can also help students with an interest in international law become more marketable within the U.S. or in a UN agency.”
Professor Peter J. Karol, a faculty member of the Intellectual Property Institute of the Center for Business Law, is coordinator of the IP Law Concentration.
“IP is currently one of the strongest fields in law, and our location in the heart of Boston provides ready access to leading life science, technology and IP firms, Internet companies, and start-ups,” says Professor Karol. ““Almost all contemporary businesses rely on IP to some degree, whether to protect their client lists, brands, or patented technology. IP litigators, patent and trademark prosecutors, and licensing and technology transfer attorneys are all in particularly high demand.”
About New England Law | Boston:
New England Law | Boston, located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, prides itself on a powerful combination of academic excellence and community engagement and a focus on what prospective students can bring to the school’s dynamic community of thinkers and doers. Founded in 1908 as the only law school established exclusively for the education of women but coeducational since 1938, New England Law students learn through experience, with a robust clinical program and practical learning curriculum. With one-on-one assistance from the Office of Career Services, New England Law graduates are prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation. New England Law is one of only two institutions in Boston to offer an evening law school program. New England Law offers a generous financial aid program.