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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 E. Jutras 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 writing were the [...]

June 24th, 2016|General, Legal Writing Matters, Student Voices|

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|

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|

How Joining the Immigration Clinic Can Help you Become an IP Lawyer

By Ragini Shah Clinical Professor of Law Students often wonder about the relationship of a particular clinic to a particular job. Students who want to become criminal defense attorneys want to enroll in our Defenders program.  Those who want to be family lawyers want to enroll in our Family Advocacy Clinic. In some sense, I [...]

June 8th, 2016|faculty voices, 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|

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: 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|