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Student Voices: A Law Student’s Day as a Juvenile Defender

By Christina M. Rich Once a week, third-year law student Christina Rich is on duty at the Boston Juvenile Court and represents children who have just been arrested and charged with a delinquency offense. This is a description of a typical morning at court: 9 a.m. I arrive at Boston Juvenile Court with my folders [...]

September 16th, 2017|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

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

By Daniela Manrique Escobar 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 [...]

August 12th, 2017|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

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|

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|

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|

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 [...]

March 16th, 2015|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

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. [...]

March 3rd, 2015|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

Student Voices: A Law Student’s Day as a Juvenile Defender

By Christina M. Rich Once a week, third-year law student Christina Rich is on duty at the Boston Juvenile Court and represents children who have just been arrested and charged with a delinquency offense. This is a description of a typical morning at court: 9 a.m. I arrive at Boston Juvenile Court with my folders [...]

March 3rd, 2015|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

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 [...]

February 27th, 2015|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|