As an alumna and practicing attorney, I often field questions from diverse students on how to apply to law school. I’d like to share some tips on the best way to get started on the journey to law school.
What a Novel Idea: Training Law Students to Be Lawyers
This September, six third-year law students started an intensive year of training in Suffolk Law’s new Accelerator Practice. The Accelerator Practice is a fee-generating law firm imbedded within the law school.
How 3L Law Students Persuaded a Federal Appeals Court to Overturn the Country’s Highest Immigration Panel
During my third year of law school, I was a part of a team of clinic students that successfully persuaded three federal judges in the First Circuit Court of Appeals to side with us and release a 41-year-old Jamaican citizen who was about to be deported.
Representing a Family Evicted For Having a Baby
I was a month into my 3L year when I found myself in the midst of a housing discrimination claim at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
9 Do’s and 7 Don’ts for Law School Personal Statement
What makes a good personal statement?
Such a simple question with so many simple answers: Tell me a story. Tell me what got you to this point. Tell me what makes you different. And, of course, tell me why you should be admitted to my law school.
Tips From a 3L to a 1L: Why I did Pro Bono (and You Should Too)
Providing legal services to clients who cannot afford it – known as pro bono work – is important to the communities we live in. Regardless of how we got to law school, I always remind myself of the amazing opportunity I have being here.
Legal Writing Matters: Preparing Students for the Bar Exam
While July means fireworks, barbecues, and beaches for some, for recent law school graduates practice readiness and bar passage are the focus this time of year. At the end of July looms the biggest hurdle for these graduates – the bar exam.
The Road to 1L blog is administered by Suffolk University Law School to provide a glimpse into law school life. Geared toward prospective law students, current law students, alumni, law faculty and lawyers, the Road to 1L features student-written accounts of their experiences during law school, tips for applying to law school from Law School admission representatives, and articles by law faculty about their scholarship and courses.