Law Schools In Massachusetts

Law classes faculty can choose to work at one of 63 accredited law schools in Massachusetts. The trends in Massachusetts' law academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in law includes law training at the following levels:

  • Law Certificate
  • Associates degree in Law
  • Bachelors degree in Law
  • Masters degree in Law
  • PhD degree in Law


Schools

  1. American International College

    1000 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

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  2. Amherst College

    Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000

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  3. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  4. Atlantic Union College

    338 Main St, South Lancaster, Massachusetts 01561-1000

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  5. Bay Path College

    588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

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  6. Bay State College

    122 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  7. Becker College

    61 Sever St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2165

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  8. Berkshire Community College

    1350 West Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-5786

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  9. Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  12. Bristol Community College

    777 Elsbree St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395

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  13. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

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  14. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  15. Clark University

    950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-1477

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. Curry College

    1071 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, Massachusetts 02186-2395

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  17. Lincoln Technical Institute in Somerville

    5 Middlesex Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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  18. Dean College

    99 Main Street, Franklin, Massachusetts 02038-1941

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  19. Eastern Nazarene College

    23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170-2999

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  20. Endicott College

    376 Hale Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

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  21. Fisher College

    118 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  22. Fitchburg State University

    160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

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  23. Greenfield Community College

    One College Dr, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739

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  24. Hampshire College

    893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001

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  25. Harvard University

    Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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  26. Holyoke Community College

    303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

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  27. Gibbs College-Boston

    126 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  28. Lasell College

    1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466

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  29. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104

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  30. Marian Court College

    35 Little's Point Rd, Swampscott, Massachusetts 01907

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  31. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  32. University of Massachusetts-Boston

    100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

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  33. Massachusetts Bay Community College

    50 Oakland St, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481-5399

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  34. Massasoit Community College

    One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996

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  35. Merrimack College

    315 Turnpike St, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

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  36. Middlesex Community College in Bedford

    Springs Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-9124

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  37. Mount Ida College

    777 Dedham Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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  38. Mount Wachusett Community College

    444 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000

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  39. New England Law-Boston


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  40. Newbury College-Brookline

    129 Fisher Ave, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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  41. Nichols College

    Center Rd, Dudley, Massachusetts 01571-5000

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  42. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840

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  43. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  44. Northern Essex Community College

    100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399

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  45. College of Our Lady of the Elms

    291 Springfield St, Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013

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  46. Quincy College

    24 Saville Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

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  47. Quinsigamond Community College

    670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01606-2092

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  48. Roxbury Community College

    1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts 02120-3400

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  49. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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  50. Salter College-West Boylston

    184 West Boylston Suite # 1, West Boylston, Massachusetts 01583

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  51. Springfield College

    263 Alden St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109-3797

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  52. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296

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  53. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  54. Tufts University

    28 Sawyer Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155-5555

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  55. Western New England College

    1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 01119-2684

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  56. Westfield State University

    577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630

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  57. Worcester State University

    486 Chandler St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01602-2597

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  58. Massachusetts School of Law


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  59. The Salter School-Tewksbury Campus

    515 Woburn Street, Tewksbury, Massachusetts 01876

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  60. Lincoln Technical Institute in Brockton

    365 Westgate Drive, Brockton, Massachusetts 02301-1818

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  61. Mildred Elley

    505 East Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-5300

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  62. Lincoln Technical Institute in Lowell

    211 Plain St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

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  63. The Salter School-Malden Campus

    2 Florence St, Malden, Massachusetts 02148

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Law Employment

Massachusetts 49,560
National 2,096,250

Approximately 2% of the country's law professionals work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Law professionals In Massachusetts

50,440 51,960 48,690 48,560 49,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of law professionals is shrinking in Massachusetts. In 2010 there were 880 less law professionals working in Massachusetts than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of law has shrunk by 2% in Massachusetts. This decline is slower than the national trend for law professionals which shows a 3% increase in the number of law professionals working around the nation.

Law VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$63,466 $69,366 $66,766 $62,427 $68,569
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by law professionals is increasing in Massachusetts. In 2006 law professionals made a mean salary of $63,466 per year, and in 2010 they made $68,569 per year.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$40,552
25th percentile
$51,087
50th percentile
$64,887
75th percentile
$84,640
90th percentile
$104,393

This represents a growth in salaries of 7%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of law, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid law professionals earning 93% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Massachusetts state.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Court Reporter
$54,590
Criminal Justice
$41,639
Criminology
$69,285
Forensic Accounting
$73,235
Homeland Security
$44,072
Law
$68,569
Paralegal
$49,190
Public Administration
$85,585

Law professionals in Massachusetts earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Law programs available for each degree type for all schools in Massachusetts

associate
41
bachelor
45
master
25
doctor
9
Certificate
40
Total160

As the number of law professionals is decreasing in Massachusetts state, the number of students graduating from the 63 accredited law schools in Massachusetts state is decreasing. In Massachusetts, there were 6,945 graduates in 2006. And there were 6,115 graduates from law courses in 2010.

This represents a 12% decrease in the number of law degree or certificate school graduates in Massachusetts state. A majority of these graduates, or 28%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in law.

Law Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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