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Tips From a 3L to a 1L: Why I did Pro Bono (and You Should Too)

By Nicholas M. Hasenfus One of the most influential professors I had in law school was Judge Greaney, who wears all black the last day of class and has us listen to Johnny Cash’s “The Man In Black.”  He directs our attention to this part of the song: I wear the black for the poor [...]

March 11th, 2019|General, Student Voices|

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 [...]

February 25th, 2019|General, Law School Career Services, 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, 2018|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Getting a Good Result for My Client in the Health Law Clinic

By Timothy R. Shannon The highlight of my time as a student attorney in the Health Law Clinic was helping to secure insurance coverage—and retroactive payments—for my client, who is in long-term recovery from opioid dependency. My client lost coverage for his much-needed methadone maintenance treatment when his employer switched insurers. This abrupt loss of [...]

February 25th, 2018|General, Student Voices|

9 Do’s and 7 Don’ts for Law School Personal Statement

By Brian Reid 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 [...]

September 6th, 2017|Applying to Law School, 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, 2017|Applying to Law School, General|

Student Voices: My First Bail Hearing as a Third-Year Law Student

By Nicholas M. Hasenfus The first time I met my 16-year-old client, he was in lock-up and crying. I was assigned the case in the Juvenile Defenders Clinic, which I joined my third year at Suffolk Law School. On my first duty day at the Boston Juvenile Court, I was very unsure what to expect. [...]

July 15th, 2017|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

Tips for Evening Law Students

By Hannah Lapuck 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 Law made it possible.  I had professors hold office hours at 10 o’clock at night to meet with students.  I had friends who [...]

June 20th, 2017|Applying to Law School, General|

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|