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Tips for Answering Character and Fitness Questions on Law School Applications

By Matt Gavin Almost all of the questions I field about law school applications relate to personal statements, recommendations and resumes. However, it is critically important for applicants to treat the character and fitness questions of the law school application with an equal (or greater) amount of consideration. These background questions, part of every law [...]

May 23rd, 2016|Applying to Law School|

Student Voices: My 2L Year Teaching ConLaw to High School Students

By Gary Prado I signed up to teach constitutional law to high school students in Boston area high schools because I saw this as the ultimate opportunity to give back to the community that raised me. I joined the Marshall-Brennan Fellowship program as a second year student, but had been looking forward to it since [...]

May 20th, 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|

Talking About Ham Sandwiches and Hunger for Justice

By Frank Rudy Cooper Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School People on the criminal law professors’ listserv are talking about ham sandwiches. The reason is because of a famous statement: “A good prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.” Nonetheless, a grand jury decided in November to short-circuit consideration of [...]

May 11th, 2016|faculty voices, General|

Applying to Law School: 4 Tips for Compiling Law School Letters of Recommendation

By Alexis Cristo Are you thinking about applying to law school for next fall? If so, you need to start thinking about all the pieces of the application puzzle, including letters of recommendation. One of the most frequently asked questions I get from prospective students is “Who should I ask for a letter of recommendation?” [...]

May 9th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

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: 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 [...]

April 29th, 2016|General, Law School Career Services, 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|

Law School Concentrations: Intellectual Property vs. Legal Technology & Innovation

By Andrew Perlman Dean and Professor of Law, Suffolk Law School As the director of a new concentration in Legal Technology & Innovation, I often get questions about the difference between my subject area and Intellectual Property. It is understandable. The school where I am a professor—Suffolk University Law School—is in one of the most [...]

April 13th, 2016|faculty voices, General|

What to Look for in a Law School

By Alexis Cristo When deciding what law school to attend, there is a lot to consider. . As a law school recruiter, I’m often asked what should prospective students look for in a law school. It’s no longer enough to ask if you will get a good education and if you will get a job. [...]

April 11th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|