During my final year at Suffolk Law, I built an app to help juvenile defense attorneys better represent teenagers and in some cases help those teenagers from having criminal charges on their records. Along the way, I learned a lot about the juvenile justice system and coding, as well as helping me shape my career in the legal technology field.
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 [...]
By Gerald Glover III I was a month into my 3L year when I found myself in the midst of a housing discrimination claim at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. My clients sought legal help because they were evicted after the family’s oldest daughter had a child. In Massachusetts, landlords are required to remove all [...]
Student Voices: How 3L Law Students Persuaded a Federal Appeals Court to Overturn the Country’s Highest Immigration Panel
By Yolanda Mendoza-Flores During my third year of law school, I was a part of a team of clinic students that successfully persuaded three federal judges in the First Circuit Court of Appeals to side with us and release a 41-year-old Jamaican citizen who was about to be deported. This decision overturned the highest immigration [...]
By Debbie Aderinto I was born in Ibadan, Nigeria and lived there until I was 11 years old. I decided that I wanted to be a lawyer sometime around my fourth birthday. I first discovered what a lawyer did through my grandmother who owned several residential and commercial properties in our home state. I would [...]
By Rachel N. Shute In my second year of law school, I was a staff member on Law Review and wrote a Note on parents with disabilities facing the termination of their parental rights in Massachusetts. Law Review staff members spend much of our time working on our Note and cite checking soon-to-be-published pieces. A [...]
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 [...]