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Student Voices: Working for the National Archives and Records Administration

By Rachel Legow: For my internship, I work for the Public Interest Declassification Board which is an advisory committee part of the National Archives and Records Administration. My job is really interesting because I learn about the federal classification process and, sometimes, I learn when classified documents will become declassified before the general public [...]

March 2nd, 2023|Student Voices|

Student Voices: Interning with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Appeals Unit

By Trevor Larned Stark: During the summer after my second year of law school, I interned with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in their Appeals Unit. On the first day at the unit, each intern was handed their first brief assignment and assigned a mentor. Then we got right to work [...]

March 2nd, 2023|Student Voices|

Student Voices: The Lifelong Connections

By Sydney Young: One of the reasons I decided to go to Suffolk University Law School was because of the strong alumni network. This became exceedingly apparent when I was searching for my 1L summer internship [...]

March 2nd, 2023|Student Voices|

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

By Marissa Louro “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 person’s permanent home to which he/she has [...]

November 7th, 2020|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Learning to Write Like a Lawyer

By Merry Sheehan During the first year of law school, every student is required to take legal writing. For most first-year law students, legal writing is completely new and very challenging. For me, learning how to write like a lawyer has been one of my biggest challenges in law school thus far. At the beginning [...]

October 22nd, 2020|General, Legal Writing Matters, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Representing a Family Evicted For Having a Baby

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 [...]

August 5th, 2020|General, Student Voices|

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, 2020|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: My First Bail Hearing as a Third-Year Law Student

By Nicholas M. Hasenfus The first time I met my 16-year-old client, he was in lock-up and crying. I was assigned the case in the Juvenile Defenders Clinic, which I joined my third year at Suffolk Law School. On my first duty day at the Boston Juvenile Court, I was very unsure what to expect. [...]

July 15th, 2020|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|