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What a Novel Idea: Training Law Students to Be Lawyers

By Gerald M. Slater Associate Dean for Professional & Career Development, Suffolk Law School In September 2014, six third-year law students started an intensive year of training in Suffolk Law’s new Accelerator Practice. The Accelerator Practice is a fee-generating law practice embedded within the law school. After all, if you’re going to train law students [...]

November 5th, 2016|faculty voices, General|

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|

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, 2016|faculty voices, General|

Dear Prospective Law Students: Don’t Read My Book (Yet)

By Joseph Glannon Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School Dear prospective law students: As you prepare to start law school next fall, you will likely be deluged with advice from law students, law school alumni or various how-to-survive-law-school books. Students will likely recommend my books to you: -  Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations (Aspen [...]

July 18th, 2016|faculty 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 accidently slammed the beverage cart against her arm, breaking it. Client B is injured in the same way on a flight from [...]

July 6th, 2016|faculty voices, Legal Writing Matters|

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, 2016|faculty voices, General|

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, 2016|faculty voices, Legal Writing Matters|

Talking About Ham Sandwiches and Hunger for Justice

By Frank Rudy Cooper Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School People on the criminal law professors’ listserv are talking about ham sandwiches. The reason is because of a famous statement: “A good prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.” Nonetheless, a grand jury decided in November to short-circuit consideration of [...]

May 11th, 2016|faculty voices, General|