APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE SPRING 2018 TERM
The 2017-2018 Course Catalog is now available online. Click here for the digital version.
Massachusetts School of Law at Andover is unique because it does not use or place value on the traditional LSAT test used by other law schools to determine a potential law student’s aptitude to succeed in law school. Instead, MSLAW uses its own personal interview and essay test to make this determination.
Specifically, MSLAW utilizes several factors to determine a potential student’s aptitude:
(1) undergraduate and/or graduate grades,
(2) employment and life experience,
(3) three letters of recommendation,
(4) a personal interview, &
(5) an essay exam that is similar to most law school exams (MSLAT).
The Admissions committee, on a case-by-case basis, examines all of these factors before any decisions are made.
Massachusetts School of Law's mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides an accessible and affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who seek to contribute to their communities as advocates, lawyers, and leaders. Lawyers have substantial influence in our society and MSLAW prepares its graduates to use that power to help their clients and obtain the societal advancement that a law degree has traditionally provided.
To accomplish its mission, Massachusetts School of Law brings together a diverse group of scholars, judges, expert practitioners and other professionals to provide individuals from all backgrounds a rigorous, professionally advantageous, affordable legal education so that they can improve their lives and better serve their communities.