Today’s organizations need lawyers with a command of business issues and business leaders who can set legally sound strategies. By earning your JD/MBA dual degree, you’ll position yourself to follow either path, learning to work confidently and knowledgeably in the spaces where business and law intersect. And by earning your dual degree from Northeastern, you’ll be thoroughly prepared to navigate a digital-first, tech-driven business world, powering your learning with one-of-a-kind experiences that other schools can’t match.

Program Overview

  • Program structure: Full-time study including three legal co-ops
  • Dual Degree: You’ll earn a JD from the School of Law and an MBA from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business
  • Class Schedule: Monday–Friday
  • Time to complete: Less than four years

Unique Features

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legal co-ops to build unparalleled experience

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Law school for practical training (National Jurist, 2021)

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Among Full-Time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

  • Earn two valuable degrees simultaneously—a substantial savings of time and money
  • Gain three semesters of full-time professional experience through the Northeastern School of Law, making a real professional impact and exploring diverse practice areas
  • Specialize your degree with two in-demand business concentrations from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business—or add expertise in another professional area by choosing one of our unique interdisciplinary MBA x concentrations
  • Access personalized career guidance from your dedicated advisor in the School of Law career development office
  • Study and work in Boston, one of America’s largest and most sophisticated legal markets and home to top international firms

Admissions

Requirements

You’ll need to independently apply and gain admission to the School of Law and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. You’ll enroll first in the School of Law before seeking admission to the D’Amore-McKim School of Business during either your first or second year of law school.

School of Law admissions requirements

Applicants to the School of Law must submit their application through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC.org).

  • Application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Current resumé
  • Academic transcripts
  • LSAT scores*
  • One letter of recommendation (a second letter is optional)
  • You may also choose to provide a response to one of our three optional essay topics

*Applicants to the JD/MBA dual degree program may submit GRE/GMAT scores in lieu of the LSAT. Contact the Law School Office of Admissions for more information.

D’Amore-McKim additional admissions requirements

  • Essay/personal statement
  • One additional letter of professional recommendation
  • Interview (by invitation)

School of Law Application Deadlines

Early decision

The School of Law offers a binding early decision (ED) program to students whose first choice is Northeastern. Applicants must sign a form to confirm their intent is to apply early decision and not early action, and if granted admission, will immediately withdraw all outstanding applications. Students who apply early decision receive a decision by December 31. In order to be reviewed for early decision, applications must be received by December 1. The last LSAT accepted is November. Admitted students will be required to submit an enrollment deposit by January 15.

Early action

Students who apply early action receive a decision by mid-February. In order to be reviewed for early action, applications must be received by December 1. The last LSAT accepted is November.

Regular decision

Applicants who complete applications by the March 1 regular decision deadline receive a decision by mid-April. Applicants must take the LSAT no later than February. Students are welcome to submit applications after March 1; however, applications received after the March 1 deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis throughout the spring and summer.

D’Amore-McKim School of Business Application Deadlines

Deadlines & Decisions

Find the deadlines and decision dates you need to know. Submit your application by the earliest date possible for priority consideration.

Classes begin in September.

Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs.”

At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.

Scholarships and Fellowships

D’Amore-McKim offers and partners with organizations that provide a variety of scholarships and fellowships to foster diversity and inclusion. Examples of these include The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship, and Reach Out MBA Fellowship.

Clubs and Organizations

Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:

Graduate Students of Color Collective

The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.

Grad Q

Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.

Campus Resources

We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.

You’ll need to apply and gain admission to the School of Law and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business independently.

Meet Our Students

“Getting a dual degree from D’Amore-McKim sets you apart… with this specific degree, you can say you have real-world experience, that you understand business concerns, and that you know how to solve problems from a multitude of angles.”

Curriculum

In your first year of law school, you’ll take required courses that explore significant cases and precedents—and you’ll develop your lawyer’s mindset, learning to think and write analytically. You’ll proceed to upper-curriculum courses where you’ll choose from a diverse list of practice areas, including intellectual property, healthcare, criminal law, and privacy.

During your second or third year in the program, you’ll study at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. You’ll choose either two business concentrations or our MBA x option, which is a combination of one business specialty and one non-business specialty taught in another Northeastern professional college. MBA x is a unique opportunity to fuse your law and business education with graduate-level skills in another field, such as data visualization or information ethics.

Co-op through School of Law

When it comes to encouraging students to learn by doing, there’s simply no place like Northeastern. Through three immersive experiences, make meaningful contributions to your host firm and be able to see your classroom learnings make a difference in real-time. You’ll build the confidence to take the next step in your career and the experience and credentials to get there.

Three legal co-ops

Your co-ops give you the necessary legal experience to ensure you graduate with an impressive resume. You may have the opportunity to work at a law firm, international or government agency, legal services or advocacy organization, public defender office, union, corporation, or federal or state court in Boston, throughout the United States, or abroad. Depending on your placement, you may interview witnesses, research and write legal briefs, or represent clients in court.

Concentrations through D’Amore-McKim: You can choose up to two

Become a knowledgeable manager of assets for individuals or institutions, building your expertise in capital allocation, valuation, and risk management.

Forge a path for yourself as an innovative business leader in the complex and rapidly evolving biotechnology industry where the work has the potential to be lifesaving.

The ability to analyze and present information so that it can be clearly understood by your audience is a critical leadership skill. You’ll gain a firm grasp on best practices for information visualization and delivery systems-based on a deep understanding of the principles of human cognition.

Learn to lead with a knowledge base in experience design. This concentration will give you the chance to learn the tools, technologies, and processes for developing prototypes; and develop an understanding of human motivations and expectations.

Gain an understanding of the framework for analyzing and designing games based on a wide range of disciplines. You’ll synthesize tools and theories from psychology, sociology, anthropology, media studies, data analytics, biometrics, and other relevant fields to help you learn to design digital gaming environments that satisfy the user.

Deliver a message that moves your audience—no small feat in today’s fast-changing digital world. You’ll develop strategies for communicating a powerful message across a range of platforms via sound storytelling and design.

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