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Student Voices: Learning to Write Like a Lawyer

By Merry Sheehan During the first year of law school, every student is required to take legal writing. For most first-year law students, legal writing is completely new and very challenging. For me, learning how to write like a lawyer has been one of my biggest challenges in law school thus far. At the beginning [...]

August 17th, 2019|General, Legal Writing Matters, Student Voices|

10 Questions to Ask If You Want to Be a Patent Law Attorney

By Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau If you have a hard science degree (engineering, chemistry, etc.) and want to become a patent attorney, you should give serious thought to the particular law school you attend. Patent prosecution involves obtaining a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for an invention. Only registered patent attorneys can engage [...]

July 23rd, 2019|faculty voices, General, Law School Career Services|

Applying to Law School: 4 Tips for Compiling Law School Letters of Recommendation

By Brian Reid Are you thinking about applying to law school for next fall? If so, you need to start thinking about all the pieces of the application puzzle, including letters of recommendation. One of the most frequently asked questions I get from prospective students is “Who should I ask for a letter of recommendation?” [...]

July 21st, 2019|Applying to Law School, General|

Dear Prospective Law Students: Don’t Read My Book (Yet)

By Joseph Glannon Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School Dear prospective law students: As you prepare to start law school next fall, you will likely be deluged with advice from law students, law school alumni or various how-to-survive-law-school books. Students will likely recommend my books to you: -  Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations (Aspen [...]

May 18th, 2019|faculty voices|

Five Traits That Make a Good Law Student

By Kim M. McLaurin As a clinical professor of law, I’ve worked with countless students on practical skills, such as client counseling, trial advocacy and negotiation. Over the years, I have come to appreciate some aspects of good law students who I think will be successful attorneys. It’s those traits I seek when speaking to [...]

May 16th, 2019|Applying to Law School, General|

What to Look for in a Law School

By Cherina Wright When deciding what law school to attend, there is a lot to consider. . As a law school recruiter, I’m often asked what should prospective students look for in a law school. It’s no longer enough to ask if you will get a good education and if you will get a job. [...]

April 11th, 2019|Applying to Law School, General|

Finding Resources For Law Students With Disabilities

By Matthew Gavin I decided to write this blog because of the many law applicants I meet who have trouble finding resources for law students and lawyers with disabilities. The law profession values diversity. Each law student and attorney adds value to the profession by bringing their own experiences to the broader legal conversation. However, [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Applying to Law School, General|

Student Voices: My First Client in the Family Law Advocacy Clinic

By Daniela Manrique I represented my first client in the Family Law Advocacy Clinic in a contempt action against her ex-husband for failure to pay child support. I appeared in Probate and Family Court on behalf of Cheryl—not her real name—asking the judge to hold her ex-husband in civil contempt and direct him to begin [...]

February 25th, 2019|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

Thinking about law school? 5 Tips for early preparation

By Brian Reid Thinking about applying to law school in two or three years? I meet many college students who still have several years before they graduate and want to know what they can do to prepare for law school. Here are 5 tips: 1.   Cultivate relationships with professors and supervisors It’s never too early to [...]

January 26th, 2019|Applying to Law School|

What a Novel Idea: Training Law Students to Be Lawyers

By Gerald M. Slater Associate Dean for Professional & Career Development, Suffolk Law School In September 2014, 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 practice embedded within the law school. After all, if you’re going to train law students [...]

November 5th, 2016|faculty voices, General|