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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 [...]

July 29th, 2016|General, Student Voices|

Tips From a 3L to a 1L: Get to Know Your Professors

By Caroline A. Clair My advice for incoming 1Ls is to take the time to get to know your professors. Build rapport with them. Earn their respect. Set yourself apart as a professional. Suffolk law professors are a wealth of knowledge and experience, and they highly respect students who seek their professional advice outside of [...]

July 22nd, 2016|General, Student Voices|

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 Jutras Oftedal 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|

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|