Students at UMass Law receive an excellent, affordable legal education that prepares them to thrive in a changing profession. UMass Law's collegial community respects and promotes diversity in identity and ideas, with faculty members who are committed to helping students realize their highest potential and achieve their professional goals.
At UMass Law, students learn the law — and they learn how to be lawyers. Through clinics, internships, field placements and pro bono work, students integrate theory and practice, confront ethical issues that arise in practice and sharpen their skills in interviewing and counseling, case planning and direct representation.
UMass Law's modern campus features a 140,000-volume law library, practice courtrooms and practicing law clinics, all of which serve to give UMass Law students a personalized legal education that helps them grow into skilled, practice-ready attorneys.
Commitment to service
In addition to providing a high-quality education, UMass Law fosters a tight-knit community and a culture of service. Since 2010, UMass Law students have performed more than 100,000 hours of pro bono legal services and other assistance to community organizations, positively impacting the community while gaining perspective and skills that prepare them to be excellent lawyers. Nearly one-third of graduates go on to work in government or public interest-related jobs, carrying out the UMass Law mission to expand access to justice.