How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Suffolk Law School. Our application for Fall 2016 is available now at

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

By Marissa Louro JD ‘16 Candidate, Suffolk University Law School “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 [...]

April 8th, 2016|General, Student Voices|

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|

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|

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|

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: My Summer Associate Job Investigating Police Brutality

By Nicole Navi The summer after my first year in law school, I worked on a case in which a teenager was brutally beaten by police—and the whole event was captured on video. I had read about police brutality and even watched similar videos showing these events. Little did I know what a [...]

June 7th, 2015|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|

Student Voices: Learning to Stop Listening to Everyone Else

By Patrick Shine JD '16 Candidate, Suffolk University Law School Starting my second year of law school, there is one thing I would like to push that “do-over” button for: letting other students’ behavior and attitudes dictate how I felt I was doing. It kicks in at the end of first semester. Finals are approaching, [...]

October 14th, 2014|Student Voices|