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Student Voices: My Law School Internship in South Africa

By Priscilla Guerrero A carton of eggs. That was my thank you gift and payment from my first client in South Africa: the daughter of a chicken breeder. Her 4-year-old son Tim was being denied citizenship in South Africa despite being born there. I spent the summer after my second year in law school as [...]

July 1st, 2016|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Learning to Love First-Year Legal Writing

  By Saige E. Jutras When I received my first legal writing assignment, I was confidently ambitious. It was the end of summer before my 1L year, and I thought to myself, “If there’s one challenge I won’t face in law school, it’s legal writing.” After writing undergraduate and master’s theses, challenges with [...]

June 24th, 2016|General, Legal Writing Matters, Student Voices|

Student Voices: My 1-Week Study Abroad in Cuba During Law School

By Michael Vigorito Within two hours of being in Cuba, I sat down for dinner with our group of Suffolk Law students at the local neighborhood restaurant where our host homes were located. A Cuban local raised his glass to cheer us, proclaiming “The Americans are coming!” And, that is about what it felt like [...]

June 10th, 2016|General, Student Voices|

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|

Student Voices: Joining the Health Law Moot Court Team

By Rashi Mangalick Participating in the National Health Law Moot Court team has been one of my most rewarding experiences of law school. I tried out for the team during my second year of law school, then spent most of the year preparing for the competition in St. Louis, Missouri. For the first six weeks, our [...]

June 3rd, 2016|General, Student Voices|

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, 2016|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Representing a Very Sick Client in the Health Law Clinic

By Caitlin M. Wolter One of my first clients in the Health Law Clinic sought representation appealing her denial of Social Security disability benefits. I was one of two student lawyers who prepared the appeal and represented her before the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Our client suffered from multiple severe mental and physical [...]

May 13th, 2016|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

Student Voices: How I Learned Coding in Law School

By Chelsea Strauss “Coding and the Law” was a breath of fresh air. There were no cases to read; no plaintiffs; no defendants; no lawsuits; no damages. Prior to taking this course, I had no idea what to expect. Offered as a one-week 2-credit intensive class during Suffolk Law School’s January intercession, I was curious [...]

May 6th, 2016|General, Student Voices|

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

Suffolk University Law School Portraits. 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 [...]

April 27th, 2016|faculty voices, General, Law School Career Services|