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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|

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|

Student Voices: My First Client in the Family Law Advocacy Clinic

By Daniela Manrique 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 begin [...]

August 12th, 2016|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Representing a Family Evicted For Having a Baby

By Gerald Glover III I was a month into my 3L year when I found myself in the midst of a housing discrimination claim at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. My clients sought legal help because they were evicted after the family’s oldest daughter had a child. In Massachusetts, landlords are required to remove all [...]

August 5th, 2016|General, Student Voices|

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|

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|

Student Voices: How 3L Law Students Persuaded a Federal Appeals Court to Overturn the Country’s Highest Immigration Panel

By Yolanda Marcela Mendoza During my third year of law school, I was a part of a team of clinic students that successfully persuaded three federal judges in the First Circuit Court of Appeals to side with us and release a 41-year-old Jamaican citizen who was about to be deported. This decision overturned the highest [...]

July 29th, 2016|General, Student Voices|

Tips From a 3L to a 1L: Get to Know Your Professors

By Caroline A. Clair My advice for incoming 1Ls is to take the time to get to know your professors. Build rapport with them. Earn their respect. Set yourself apart as a professional. Suffolk law professors are a wealth of knowledge and experience, and they highly respect students who seek their professional advice outside of [...]

July 22nd, 2016|General, Student Voices|