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Student Voices: I Built an App to Serve Lawyers Defending Teens in Court

During my final year at Suffolk Law, I built an app to help juvenile defense attorneys better represent teenagers and in some cases help those teenagers from having criminal charges on their records. Along the way, I learned a lot about the juvenile justice system and coding, as well as helping me shape my career in the legal technology field.

October 21st, 2019|Student Voices|

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, 2019|General, Law School Career Services, 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 [...]

August 5th, 2019|General, Student Voices|

Why I Love Teaching the Health Law Clinic

By Sarah Boonin In my mind, I have the world’s greatest job. Every day I participate in the intellectual and professional development of motivated, talented, and passionate law students who earn credit for representing real clients in Suffolk Law’s Health Law Clinic. Beyond that great honor, I have the privilege of serving an extremely vulnerable [...]

August 2nd, 2019|faculty voices, General|

Student Voices: How 3L Law Students Persuaded a Federal Appeals Court to Overturn the Country’s Highest Immigration Panel

By Yolanda Mendoza-Flores 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. This decision overturned the highest immigration [...]

July 29th, 2019|General, Student Voices|

Legal Writing Matters: Infusing International Law into Advanced Legal Writing

By Rosa Kim Imagine that a lawyer with a solo practice in downtown Boston has two clients: Client A is injured on a flight from St. Louis to Boston, when the flight attendant accidentally slammed the beverage cart against her arm, breaking it. Client B is injured in the same way on a flight from [...]

July 6th, 2019|faculty voices, Legal Writing Matters|

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 [...]

July 1st, 2019|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Learning to Love First-Year Legal Writing

When I received my first legal writing assignment, I was confidently ambitious. It was the end of summer before my 1L year, and I thought to myself, “If there’s one challenge I won’t face in law school, it’s legal writing.” After writing undergraduate and master’s theses, challenges with writing were the last thing on my [...]

June 24th, 2019|General, Legal Writing Matters, Student Voices|

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 [...]

June 8th, 2019|faculty voices, General|