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Student Voices: What the Socratic Method is Really Like

By Patrick Shine Anyone who has seen the movie “The Paper Chase” is familiar with the scene from the first day of law school where Mr. Hart gets called on to recite the facts of the case Hawkins v. McGee (one of my favorite contract law cases).  The professor berated Mr. Hart for not having [...]

April 1st, 2016|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Persuading My Client to Trust Me in a Law School Clinic

By Caroline A. Clair My first client in the Health Law Clinic asked for my help in appealing her denial of Social Security disability benefits. She suffered from an array of physical and mental impairments, as well as financial, social and familial stressors. When I met with the client, she didn’t state the facts of [...]

April 1st, 2016|General, Student Voices|

4 Tips on Applying for Financial Aid to Law School

Director of Admission Jennifer Bonniwell By Jennifer Bonniwell It's never too early for law school applicants to turn their focus to the financial aid process. While obtaining financial aid may seem like yet another daunting task (after tackling the personal statement, of course) to gaining entry into law school, these tips will help to [...]

March 28th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

Student Voices: Learning to Code in Law School

By Harrison Lebov I thought law school was strictly textbooks and case briefs, until I took a January intercession course called "Coding and the Law." “Coding and the Law” was like no other course I had ever taken in law school. Class time was predominantly spent in the school’s computer lab, or on our personal [...]

March 25th, 2016|General, Student Voices|

Finding Resources For Law Students With Disabilities

By Matthew Gavin Assistant Dean of Admission, Suffolk University Law School I decided to write this blog because of the many law applicants I meet who have trouble finding resources for law students and lawyers with disabilities. The law profession values diversity. Each law student and attorney adds value to the profession by bringing their [...]

March 14th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

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

By Nicholas M. Hasenfus 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 poor [...]

March 11th, 2016|General, Student Voices|

Making the Most of Admitted Student Day: Q&A

By Alexis Cristo For those of you planning to attend law school this fall, this is decision time. Hopefully, you have your admittance letters and are receiving invitations to admitted student day events at the law schools where you were accepted. What can you expect of these events? And, how can you make the most [...]

February 29th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

Student Voices: Getting a Good Result for My Client in the Health Law Clinic

By Timothy R. Shannon The highlight of my time as a student attorney in the Health Law Clinic was helping to secure insurance coverage—and retroactive payments—for my client, who is in long-term recovery from opioid dependency. My client lost coverage for his much-needed methadone maintenance treatment when his employer switched insurers. This abrupt loss of [...]

February 25th, 2016|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 [...]

March 18th, 2015|General, Legal Writing Matters, Student Voices|

ASP Tip of the Week: Balance is the Key to a Great Spring Break

By Professor Herbert N. Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School During spring break, balance relaxation with getting caught up with your studies. Spring break can be a great time to recharge your batteries.  This year, we have been pelted by storm after storm, and a few days in the sun is an [...]

February 23rd, 2015|ASP Tips of the Week, General|