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Legal Writing Matters: How Legal Writing Prepares Students For the Bar Exam

By Sabrina DeFabritiis In anticipation of Massachusetts’s adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), Suffolk Law is incorporating into the first-year legal writing program a Capstone, modeled after the Multistate Performance Test (MPT).  Historically the Massachusetts Bar Exam has been comprised of the Multistate Bar Exam and 10 state specific essays.  July 2018 will be [...]

April 26th, 2017|Legal Writing Matters|

What to Look for in a Law School

By Brian Reid 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. In [...]

April 11th, 2017|Applying to Law School, General|

Applying to Law School: Professionalism in the Application Process

By Cherina Wright If you are embarking on a profession in the legal field, applying to law school is the first step and it’s important to maintain a level of professionalism from day one. This means showing you are competent, efficient and considerate—skills valued in the legal field. From your interactions with law school faculty, [...]

January 5th, 2017|Applying to Law School|

Applying to Law School: Should I Retake the LSAT?

By Brian Reid One of the most frequent questions I get from prospective students is whether they should retake the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The answer is different for everyone, but there are some factors to consider when you are deciding whether to take the LSAT again. Did you prepare for the LSAT? You [...]

January 4th, 2017|Applying to Law School|

Legal Writing Matters: Tips for Law Students During the Summer Daze

By Kathleen Elliott Vinson Professor of Legal Writing and Director of Legal Writing, Research, and Written Advocacy Ahhh . . . the lazy days of summer. Not exactly if you are a law student. Most law students are busy during the summer at jobs, internships, clerkships, and associateships. However, relaxation and renewal are important too. [...]

August 12th, 2016|Legal Writing Matters|

Legal Writing Matters: Legal Texting

Portrait of Suffolk University Law School professor Dyane O'Leary. By Dyane O'Leary w8ing 4 u 2 get docs asap . . . nervous re depo Messaging is changing the way we communicate. Millennial and Generation Z students use mobile messaging to make a dinner reservation, confirm an appointment, and set up a first [...]

August 12th, 2016|Legal Writing Matters|