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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, 2015|General, Law School Career Services, 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 [...]

February 6th, 2015|faculty voices, General, Law School Career Services|

5 Things to Know About an Intellectual Property Clinic

By Eve J. Brown Director, Suffolk Law IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic I’m often asked by people considering law school what law students can do in the Intellectual Property Entrepreneurship Clinic. “Who are our clients?” “What kind of cases can I handle before I pass the bar?” And probably most appropriately, “Will I learn what it [...]

January 20th, 2015|General, Law School Career Services|

6 Careers in IP Law (Other Than Patent Prosecutor)

By Jessica Silbey Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School There is a general misconception that you need to have a science background to have a career in intellectual property. You don’t. Anyone can be an IP lawyer because being an IP lawyer means being a business lawyer—drafting and negotiating contracts, licenses, putting deals together. [...]

December 8th, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|

More About Training Law Students to Be Lawyers

By Gerald M. Slater Assistant Dean for Professional & Career Development, Suffolk Law School It’s time to start training law students to be lawyers. Law students have been trained to think like lawyers, but not trained to do what lawyers do. Last week, I wrote in this blog post about our new new Accelerator Practice, [...]

November 11th, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|

10 Questions to Ask If You Want to Be a Patent Law Attorney

By Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau Co-Faculty Director, Intellectual Property Concentration If you have a hard science degree (engineering, chemistry, etc.) and want to become a patent attorney, you should give serious thought to the particular law school you attend. Patent prosecution involves obtaining a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for an invention. Only [...]

October 23rd, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|