New England Law | Boston

New England Law | Boston
154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Phone: 617.422.7210 | Fax: 617.422.7201
Email: admit@nesl.edu | Website: www.nesl.edu

 

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

It is the policy of New England Law | Boston to provide equality of opportunity in legal education for all applicants for admission, enrolled students, and graduates, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender (including identity and expression), age, handicap or disability, or sexual orientation. The law school complies with all applicable federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws, including Title IX.  Please contact the Director of Student Services at 154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116 (617-422-7401), with any inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy.

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

It is the policy of New England Law | Boston to provide equality of opportunity in legal education for all applicants for admission, enrolled students, and graduates, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender (including identity and expression), age, handicap or disability, or sexual orientation. The law school complies with all applicable federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws, including Title IX.  Please contact the Director of Student Services at 154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116 (617-422-7401), with any inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

Our LGBTQ student organization, OutLaws, promotes spirit and unity among law students who are members and allies of the LGBTQ community. We provide opportunities for LGBTQ law students and LGBTQ allied law students to meet in an academic setting and explore opportunities in the Boston professional legal setting. Each academic year, OUTLaws sponsors many events that support causes and raise awareness of issues directly related to the LGBTQ community and its allies. Additionally, the student association works directly with the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association in promoting educational, networking, and volunteering opportunities to law students throughout the Boston metropolitan area. OUTLaws may be contacted through the SBA Office at 617.422.7279.

Does your school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Ilene Klein
Clinical Law Professor
Phone: 617.422.7380
Email: iklein@nesl.edu 

Does your school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

David Berti
Registrar 
Phone: 617.422.7215
Email: dberti@nesl.edu

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

LGBTQ issues are addressed throughout the law school curriculum in numerous courses, including

  • Family Law 
  • Children and the Law 
  • Divorce Practice 
  • Juvenile Law 
  • Immigration Law 
  • Constitutional Law 
  • Property 
  • Employment Law 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Contracts 
  • Health Law Clinic 
  • International Human Rights Law 

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

New England Law | Boston offers medical and dental benefits to domestic partners as well as same-sex spouses of staff and faculty.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

New England Law | Boston offers medical and dental benefits to domestic partners as well as same-sex spouses of staff and faculty.

Additional Information

New England Law | Boston is located in downtown Boston, a welcoming and LGBTQ-friendly city. Massachusetts was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. The school has successfully enrolled and graduated transgender students, and provides unisex facilities that are available to all students.