Mission & History

The mission of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law is to prepare, challenge and inspire our students to make a difference in the world while we advance important ideas through the legal academy, the profession and society — making an impact of our own.

Since 1970, we have provided a comprehensive, contemporary law education to our students, helping them become skilled, informed and ethical attorneys. We have a history of making meaningful contributions to the local and national dialogues about pressing social issues. We insist on creating a place where students, faculty, judges, lawyers, scholars and professionals from a variety of disciplines can come together to broaden everyone’s perspectives and advance justice for all.

Since our inception, we have believed in the value of an education steeped in legal theory and practical experience. We were one of the first schools in the country to adopt clinical education in our curriculum, and we have served for many years as the regional center for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).