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Student Voices: A Law Student’s Day as a Juvenile Defender

By Christina M. Rich Once a week, third-year law student Christina Rich is on duty at the Boston Juvenile Court and represents children who have just been arrested and charged with a delinquency offense. This is a description of a typical morning at court: 9 a.m. I arrive at Boston Juvenile Court with my folders [...]

September 16th, 2017|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

9 Do’s and 7 Don’ts for Law School Personal Statement

By Alexis Marcus 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. You can write a personal statement [...]

September 6th, 2017|Applying to Law School, General|

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 [...]

August 16th, 2017|Applying to Law School, faculty voices, General|

Getting Started on the Journey to Law School

By Nadiyah J. Humber 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. Sign up for lsac.org. The Law School Admission Council (lsac.org) is where prospective [...]

August 15th, 2017|Applying to Law School, General|

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

By Daniela Manrique Escobar 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 [...]

August 12th, 2017|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

Student Voices: My First Bail Hearing as a Third-Year Law Student

By Nicholas M. Hasenfus The first time I met my 16-year-old client, he was in lock-up and crying. I was assigned the case in the Juvenile Defenders Clinic, which I joined my third year at Suffolk Law School. On my first duty day at the Boston Juvenile Court, I was very unsure what to expect. [...]

July 15th, 2017|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

Thinking about law school? 5 Tips for early preparation

By Alexis Marcus 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 think [...]

July 5th, 2017|Applying to Law School|

Tips for Evening Law Students

By Brian Reid I was an evening student during my time at Suffolk Law.  While working full time and attending law school was a challenge, the support network in place at Suffolk made it possible.  I had professors hold office hours at 10 o’clock at night to meet with students.  I had friends who would [...]

June 20th, 2017|Applying to Law School, General|