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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: Professionalism in the Application Process

By Alexis Marcus 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 [...]

January 5th, 2017|Applying to Law School|

Applying to Law School: Should I Retake the LSAT?

By Alexis Marcus 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|

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, 2016|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, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

4 Tips for Making the Most of Law School Fairs and Forums

By Alexis Marcus Law School recruitment season is fast approaching. That means law school representatives from around the country will be traveling to a city near you for law fairs and forums. (See LSAC's list by region). So, what does this mean for you? And, how can you take advantage of having these knowledgeable folks in [...]

August 1st, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

Thinking about Law School

By Matt Gavin Assistant Dean of Admission, Suffolk University Law School  As the law school recruitment season is upon us, I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself and to welcome you to your future legal career. However, an entire academic year sits between you and your foray into law school. This time [...]

July 18th, 2016|Applying to Law School|

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, 2016|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, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

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 [...]

June 6th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|