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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: 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|

Student Voices: Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition

By Sean Camacho “Your Honor, it was not Congress’s intent to force people to live a life of poverty while trying to repay crushing student loan debt with no chance of relief through bankruptcy.” This was my key argument at the national Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court competition in New York City. As a member of [...]

April 22nd, 2016|General, Student Voices|

Tips From a 3L to a 1L: Why I did Pro Bono (and You Should Too)

By Nicholas M. Hasenfus, JD’15 One of the most influential professors I had in law school was Judge Greaney, who wears all black the last day of class and has us listen to Johnny Cash’s “The Man In Black.”  He directs our attention to this part of the song: I wear the black for the [...]

June 9th, 2015|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 [...]

May 15th, 2015|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: ‘It Depends’ is Your Best Friend as a First Year Law Student

By Marissa Louro JD ‘16 Candidate, Suffolk University Law School “It depends,” said my Civil Procedure professor last fall, “there are arguments to both sides.” I will never forget how confused all of the first-year law students looked when hearing this one month into law school. (We were talking about domicile, which is essentially a [...]

November 7th, 2014|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Learning to Stop Listening to Everyone Else

By Patrick Shine JD '16 Candidate, Suffolk University Law School Starting my second year of law school, there is one thing I would like to push that “do-over” button for: letting other students’ behavior and attitudes dictate how I felt I was doing. It kicks in at the end of first semester. Finals are approaching, [...]

October 14th, 2014|Student Voices|