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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 27th, 2019|General, Student Voices|

Legal Writing Matters: Being Prepared for Law Practice Means Being Able to Use the Everyday Tools of Lawyers

By Gabe Teninbaum Can you format a pleading in Word, or create a formula in Excel? Think it doesn’t matter for lawyers? Think again. I’ve noticed in my years of teaching that many law students aren’t always very good at using the tools they’ll use every day in the practice of law. I admit, it’s [...]

May 25th, 2019|faculty voices, Legal Writing Matters|

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

By Gary Prado I signed up to teach constitutional law 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 I applied to Suffolk [...]

May 20th, 2019|General, Student Voices|

My Skadden Fellowship Led to My Dream Job in Public Interest Law, and Eventually to Teaching

By Sarah Boonin My experience as a Skadden Fellow from 2005–2007 was life-changing. While clerking at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, I got the news that I had been chosen to receive a coveted two-year post-graduate public interest Skadden Fellowship. The Skadden Fellowship Foundation provided two years of financial support as I created – from [...]

April 27th, 2019|faculty voices, General, Law School Career Services|

Law School Concentrations: Intellectual Property vs. Legal Technology & Innovation

By Andrew Perlman Dean and Professor of Law, Suffolk Law School As the former director of the Legal Technology & Innovation concentration, I often get questions about the difference between my subject area and Intellectual Property. It is understandable. The school where I am the dean and a professor—Suffolk University Law School—is in one of the [...]

April 13th, 2019|faculty voices, General|

Student Voices: Persuading My Client to Trust Me in a Law School Clinic

By Caroline A. Clair My first client in the Health Law Clinic asked for my help in appealing her denial of Social Security disability benefits. She suffered from an array of physical and mental impairments, as well as financial, social and familial stressors. When I met with the client, she didn’t state the facts of [...]

April 1st, 2019|General, Student Voices|