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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|

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, 2017|General, Student Voices|

The Importance of Visiting

By Alexis Marcus At some point in the law school application process, you will have to answer the most important question – where will you attend? Determining what law school is the right fit for you is crucial, and the best way to decide is a personal visit. Visiting the law schools you are considering [...]

May 17th, 2017|Applying to Law School|

Applying to Law School: 4 Tips for Compiling Law School Letters of Recommendation

By Alexis Marcus Are you thinking about applying to law school for next fall? If so, you need to start thinking about all the pieces of the application puzzle, including letters of recommendation. One of the most frequently asked questions I get from prospective students is “Who should I ask for a letter of recommendation?” This [...]

May 9th, 2017|Applying to Law School, General|