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Five Traits That Make a Good Law Student

By Kim M. McLaurin As a clinical professor of law, I’ve worked with countless students on practical skills, such as client counseling, trial advocacy and negotiation. Over the years, I have come to appreciate some aspects of good law students who I think will be successful attorneys. It’s those traits I seek when speaking to [...]

August 16th, 2016|Applying to Law School, faculty voices, General|

Getting Started on the Journey to Law School

By Nadiyah J. Humber As an alumna and practicing attorney, I often field questions from diverse students on how to apply to law school. I’d like to share some tips on the best way to get started on the journey to law school. Sign up for lsac.org. The Law School Admission Council (lsac.org) is where prospective [...]

August 15th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

4 Tips for Making the Most of Law School Fairs and Forums

By Alexis Cristo Law School recruitment season is fast approaching. That means law school representatives from around the country will be traveling to a city near you for law fairs and forums. (See LSAC's list by region). So, what does this mean for you? And, how can you take advantage of having these knowledgeable folks [...]

August 1st, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

Thinking about Law School

By Matt Gavin Assistant Dean of Admission, Suffolk University Law School  As the law school recruitment season is upon us, I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself and to welcome you to your future legal career. However, an entire academic year sits between you and your foray into law school. This time [...]

July 18th, 2016|Applying to Law School|

Thinking about law school? 5 Tips for early preparation

By Alexis Cristo Thinking about applying to law school in two or three years? I meet many college students who still have several years before they graduate and want to know what they can do to prepare for law school. Here are 5 tips: 1.   Cultivate relationships with professors and supervisors It’s never too early to [...]

July 5th, 2016|Applying to Law School|

Tips for Evening Law Students

By Brian Reid I was an evening student during my time at Suffolk Law.  While working full time and attending law school was a challenge, the support network in place at Suffolk made it possible.  I had professors hold office hours at 10 o’clock at night to meet with students.  I had friends who would [...]

June 20th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

9 Do’s and 7 Don’ts for Law School Personal Statement

By Alexis Cristo What makes a good personal statement? Such a simple question with so many simple answers: Tell me a story. Tell me what got you to this point. Tell me what makes you different. And, of course, tell me why you should be admitted to my law school. You can write a personal [...]

June 6th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

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|

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|

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|