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Tips From a 3L to a 1L: Get to Know Your Professors

By Caroline Clair, JD’15 My advice for incoming 1Ls is to take the time to get to know your professors. Build rapport with them. Earn their respect. Set yourself apart as a professional. Suffolk law professors are a wealth of knowledge and experience, and they highly respect students who seek their professional advice outside of [...]

June 9th, 2015|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Getting a Green Card for My Client in the Immigration Clinic

By Tiffany Andrade I first met my client in jail in Boston. He is from Cabo Verde and had been in the United States since he was a child. He entered the United States legally but overstayed his visa. I was assigned his case as a third-year student in Suffolk Law’s Immigration Clinic. He had [...]

May 22nd, 2015|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: My Law School Internship in South Africa

By Priscilla Guerrero A carton of eggs. That was my thank you gift and payment from my first client in South Africa: the daughter of a chicken breeder. Her 4-year-old son Tim was being denied citizenship in South Africa despite being born there. I spent the summer after my second year in law school as [...]

May 15th, 2015|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Representing a Family Evicted For Having a Baby

By Gerald Glover III 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. My clients sought legal help because they were evicted after the family’s oldest daughter had a child. In Massachusetts, landlords are required to remove all [...]

April 29th, 2015|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition

By Sean Camacho “Your Honor, it was not Congress’s intent to force people to live a life of poverty while trying to repay crushing student loan debt with no chance of relief through bankruptcy.” This was my key argument at the national Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court competition in New York City. As a member of [...]

April 16th, 2015|General, Student Voices|

What to Look for in a Law School

By Alexis Cristo 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, 2015|Applying to Law School, General|

Making the Most of Admitted Student Day: Q&A

By Alexis Cristo For those of you planning to attend law school this fall, this is decision time. Hopefully, you have your admittance letters and are receiving invitations to admitted student day events at the law schools where you were accepted. What can you expect of these events? And, how can you make the most [...]

April 8th, 2015|Applying to Law School, General|

Student Voices: My 2L Year Teaching ConLaw to High School Students

By Gary Prado I signed up to teach constitutional law to high school students in Boston area high schools because I saw this as the ultimate opportunity to give back to the community that raised me. I joined the Marshall-Brennan Fellowship program as a second year student, but had been looking forward to it since [...]

April 7th, 2015|General, Student Voices|

Finding Resources For Law Students With Disabilities

By Matthew Gavin Assistant Dean of Admission, Suffolk University Law School 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 [...]

April 3rd, 2015|Applying to Law School, General|