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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, 2019|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Learning to Love First-Year Legal Writing

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 writing were the last thing on my [...]

June 24th, 2019|General, Legal Writing Matters, 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 [...]

April 1st, 2019|General, 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 [...]

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

Student Voices: My Public Interest Internship in Ireland

By Anne Stevenson During the summer after my 2L year, Suffolk Law’s exchange program with the National University of Ireland’s School of Law-Galway (Galway Law) provided me with a highly individualized educational experience, as well as hands on work experience that future employers would find valuable. During the last week of May, I attended a [...]

February 6th, 2019|Student Voices|