The Newbury College Academic Law Center provides students interested in law with focused guidance and educational and professional opportunities as they prepare for post-graduate legal education. The Academic Law Center is not a degree program, but rather a cocurricular organization intended to complement the liberal arts core and Newbury mission and support students as they develop the skills and values necessary to succeed in law school and beyond. The Center is open to students in any major who are interested in pursuing law after Newbury.
According to the American Bar Association, there is no one path to a law degree. Rather than enrolling in a specific undergraduate program, students who wish to be successful should acquire skills and knowledge though a combination of classes, self-learning, work and life experiences. Newbury’s Academic Law Center will help guide students to ensure their academic programs and extracurricular activities emphasize analytic and problem-solving skills, critical reading, writing skills, oral communication and listening abilities, general research and other skills necessary for law school.
Students involved in the Academic Law Center will receive individualized support from a faculty member, have access to a resource center and study room and become a member of a pre-law student organization. The Center will connect students to service and experiential education opportunities, provide resources and preparation for law school admissions and the LSAT and expose students to the practice of the legal profession.
The Academic Law Center is led by Professor Michael Borrelli and is located in his office: West Hall 206.