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ASP Tip of the Week: Balance is the Key to a Great Spring Break

By Professor Herbert N. Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School During spring break, balance relaxation with getting caught up with your studies. Spring break can be a great time to recharge your batteries.  This year, we have been pelted by storm after storm, and a few days in the sun is an [...]

February 23rd, 2015|ASP Tips of the Week, General|

How Joining the Immigration Clinic Can Help you Become an IP Lawyer

By Ragini Shah Clinical Professor of Law Students often wonder about the relationship of a particular clinic to a particular job. Students who want to become criminal defense attorneys want to enroll in our Defenders program.  Those who want to be family lawyers want to enroll in our Family Advocacy Clinic. In some sense, I [...]

February 6th, 2015|faculty voices, General, Law School Career Services|

ASP Tip of the Week: Want to Excel? Read Actively and Review Consistently

By Professor Herbert N. Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School Read Cases Actively – It is obvious that students must read the day’s assignment before attending class, but it is important that you read cases actively.  Reading actively means, among other things, formulating questions about the material as you read it.  Questions [...]

February 3rd, 2015|ASP Tips of the Week|

ASP Tip of the Week: Working Hard is the Key to Success

By Professor Herbert N. Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School Law school is full of things that are beyond your control.  The courses you must take as a 1L, the cases you have to read, and the exact questions you will be asked on your exams are only a few of things [...]

January 22nd, 2015|ASP Tips of the Week|

5 Things to Know About an Intellectual Property Clinic

By Eve J. Brown Director, Suffolk Law IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic I’m often asked by people considering law school what law students can do in the Intellectual Property Entrepreneurship Clinic. “Who are our clients?” “What kind of cases can I handle before I pass the bar?” And probably most appropriately, “Will I learn what it [...]

January 20th, 2015|General, Law School Career Services|

ASP Tip of the Week: You Are Not Your Grades!

By Professor Herbert N. Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School In law school, most everyone’s examination experience is the same on one important level.  The grades on the transcript rarely match up with the expectations students had when they entered law school.  If your grades did not match up with your expectations, [...]

January 14th, 2015|ASP Tips of the Week|

6 Careers in IP Law (Other Than Patent Prosecutor)

By Jessica Silbey Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School There is a general misconception that you need to have a science background to have a career in intellectual property. You don’t. Anyone can be an IP lawyer because being an IP lawyer means being a business lawyer—drafting and negotiating contracts, licenses, putting deals together. [...]

December 8th, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|

ASP Tips of the Week: When Outlining, Less is Usually More

By Professor Herb Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School Our "Tip of the Week" addresses an important part of the distillation process that is involved in creating a course outline. Simply put, less is usually more when outlining. An outline is your attempt to reduce all the information you have on a [...]

December 2nd, 2014|ASP Tips of the Week|

Answering 5 Legal Questions About Obama’s Immigration Plan

By Ragini Shah Clinical Professor Law, Suffolk Law School 1. Can the President take executive action on immigration? Isn’t immigration law exclusively in the hands of Congress? Executive action is well within the President’s powers. Republicans in Congress have decried the executive action as going beyond the President’s powers and infringing on Congressional power. This [...]

November 21st, 2014|faculty voices, General|

ASP Tips of the Week: Using Skeletal Outlines as an Examination Checklist

By Professor Herb Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School You will be nervous when the examination proctor says “begin,” so the worst thing you can do is to start writing out your answer immediately.  Instead, consider writing out your skeletal outline when the proctors says you may start.  A skeletal outline is [...]

November 20th, 2014|ASP Tips of the Week|