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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, 2019|faculty voices, General|

Student Voices: Getting a Green Card for My Client in the Immigration Clinic

By Tiffany Andrade I first met my client in jail in Boston. He is from Cabo Verde and had been in the United States since he was a child. He entered the United States legally but overstayed his visa. I was assigned his case as a third-year student in Suffolk Law’s Immigration Clinic. He had [...]

May 27th, 2019|General, Student Voices|

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, 2019|General, Student Voices|

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 [...]

May 16th, 2019|Applying to Law School, General|

My Skadden Fellowship Led to My Dream Job in Public Interest Law, and Eventually to Teaching

By Sarah Boonin My experience as a Skadden Fellow from 2005–2007 was life-changing. While clerking at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, I got the news that I had been chosen to receive a coveted two-year post-graduate public interest Skadden Fellowship. The Skadden Fellowship Foundation provided two years of financial support as I created – from [...]

April 27th, 2019|faculty voices, General, Law School Career Services|

Law School Concentrations: Intellectual Property vs. Legal Technology & Innovation

By Andrew Perlman Dean and Professor of Law, Suffolk Law School As the former director of the Legal Technology & Innovation concentration, I often get questions about the difference between my subject area and Intellectual Property. It is understandable. The school where I am the dean and a professor—Suffolk University Law School—is in one of the [...]

April 13th, 2019|faculty voices, General|

What to Look for in a Law School

By Cherina Wright 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. [...]

April 11th, 2019|Applying to Law School, General|

Finding Resources For Law Students With Disabilities

By Matthew Gavin I decided to write this blog because of the many law applicants I meet who have trouble finding resources for law students and lawyers with disabilities. The law profession values diversity. Each law student and attorney adds value to the profession by bringing their own experiences to the broader legal conversation. However, [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Applying to Law School, General|

Student Voices: Persuading My Client to Trust Me in a Law School Clinic

By Caroline A. Clair My first client in the Health Law Clinic asked for my help in appealing her denial of Social Security disability benefits. She suffered from an array of physical and mental impairments, as well as financial, social and familial stressors. When I met with the client, she didn’t state the facts of [...]

April 1st, 2019|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Learning to Code in Law School

By Harrison Lebov I thought law school was strictly textbooks and case briefs, until I took a January intercession course called "Coding and the Law." “Coding and the Law” was like no other course I had ever taken in law school. Class time was predominantly spent in the school’s computer lab, or on our personal [...]

March 25th, 2019|General, Student Voices|