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National Recognition

Suffolk Law is one of only three schools nationwide to be ranked in all four skills areas by U.S. News & World Report, in addition to being listed in their overall Best Law Schools section.

For more than 100 years, Suffolk Law has produced some of the nation’s most distinguished legal professionals. With an emphasis on real-world practice and experiential learning, Suffolk Law is an incredible place to start, build, and launch a successful career and life in the law.

Exterior of 120 Tremont Street, The Law School

Being a Suffolk Lawyer

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Look Inside Sargent Hall

Sargent Hall is located across Boston Common from the Massachusetts State House. Our Law School building is seven floors and includes, in addition to our technology-embedded classrooms, moot court rooms; a dining hall; office space for our five law journals and over 50 student organizations; and work space for our nationally ranked in-house clinical programs. Our law library can be found on the top two levels of the building, with a multitude of study areas overlooking the Boston Common.

Suffolk Law School Moot Court room American flag hanging in the lobby of the Law School Large windows allow lots of natural light into the Law School Library A variety of spaces to study in the Law School Library with panaromic views of the city Interior of a standard Law School classroom with amphitheater seating. The Law School Library provides desks with privacy and space

BOSTON IS THE HUB

Suffolk Law is in downtown Boston, the business and financial hub of New England as well as a beautiful, inclusive, and historic city.

Suffolk Law is in downtown Boston, the business and financial hub of New England and a beautiful, inclusive, and historic city. Boston is the state capital, home to dozens of courthouses, and the headquarters of 12 Fortune 500 companies. Suffolk Law students have countless opportunities in legal, business, and financial sectors, as well as the judiciary and government. Within two hours, Suffolk Law students can swim on Cape Cod, ski in Vermont, or hike in the Berkshires or White Mountains.

The MBTA is steps away from the Law School Breathtaking ariel view of Boston city Beautiful streets all all over the city Vast arrays of architecture and history around Boston Even in the evening the city has vibrant streets The beauty of Boston Common is steps away Fenway Park is merely a short train ride away

GET EXPERIENCE

Suffolk Law trains students for real-world legal practice.

Suffolk Law Student poised in a courtroom

Faculty Making a Difference

Suffolk Law professors are mentors, advisors, and scholars.

  • Professor Frank Rudy Cooper

    Frank Cooper

    Critical race theorist

  • Professor Sara A. Dillon

    Sara Dillon

    Co-director of International Law concentration. Her scholarship focuses on international children’s rights, child sex trafficking, and the human rights of social orphans.

  • Professor Andy Beckerman-Rodau

    Andrew Beckerman-Rodau

    Co-director of Intellectual Property concentration. He is a registered patent attorney and engineer.

  • Professor Diane Juliar

    Diane Juliar

    Director of the Prosecutors Clinic. She has 25 years experience working as a public defender and prosecutor.

  • Professor David Yamada

    David Yamada

    Director of New Workplace Institute. His scholarship focuses on workplace bullying.

  • Associate Clinical Professor Chris Dearborn

    Chris Dearborn

    Director of the Defenders Clinic and experienced trial lawyer focused on criminal defense.

  • Professor Joseph Glannon

    Joseph Glannon

    Author of widely used student books on civil procedure and torts.

  • Professor Kathleen Elliott Vinson

    Kathleen Vinson

    Director of Legal Writing, Research and Written Advocacy and past-President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors.

  • Professor Renée Landers

    Renée Landers

    Director of the Health Law Concentration. Before joining Suffolk, she was deputy general counsel of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration.

  • Clinical Professor Kim McLaurin

    Kim McLaurin

    Offers courses in connection with Suffolk Law’s Juvenile Justice Center. Prior to joining Suffolk, she worked for the Legal Aid Society in New York City.

  • Clinical Professor Ragini Shah

    Ragini Shah

    Director and founder of the Immigration Law Clinic.

  • Dean Andy Perlman

    Andrew Perlman

    Nationally recognized voice on the future of legal education and law practice. He was recently named chairman of the ABA Center for Innovation’s Governing Council.

Influential Alumni

Suffolk Law graduates play significant roles in diverse institutions.

Suffolk Law's 23,000 graduates can be found in every area of legal practice and in every corner of the world. They live in 50 states and 22 foreign countries, and they are vital leaders in business and government.

One in four judges in Massachusetts graduated from Suffolk Law.

Suffolk Law alumni are prominent figures in the legal world, serving as partners in the nation’s top firms and leaders in government.

Suffolk Law has the most patent law partners and associates in Massachusetts’ top patent law firms.

Five of 11 Massachusetts district attorneys graduated from Suffolk Law.

SUFFOLK BY THE NUMBERS

  • 2016 Entering Students

    355

    All Students

    264

    Day Students

    91

    Evening Students

  • Alumni Network

    23000

    Alumni

    226

    Judges

    3

    Chief Justices of State Supreme Court

    28

    Federal Judges

  • Experiential Opportunities

    120

    Students Who Intern for Judges After 1L

    108

    Students in Clinics

    234

    Students on Journals

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Where is Suffolk Law located?
  • In downtown Boston, along the historic Freedom Trail, at the edge of Boston Common and the Financial District. 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108.
  • How many students enter Suffolk Law School each year?
  • The fall 2016 class is 355 students (264 day/91 evening).
  • How many minority students does Suffolk Law have? How diverse is your entering class?
  • The fall 2016 class included 24% students of color and 3% self-identified as LGBTQ.
  • Does Suffolk Law have a part-time option?
  • Yes, the Evening Division is the part-time program. Evening classes are scheduled three days a week starting at 6 p.m.
  • Does Suffolk Law offer midyear or spring entry?
  • No. Suffolk Law admits an entering class once a year for the fall semester, which begins in late August or early September. Visiting and transfer students may apply for either a fall or spring semester start.

Becoming a Suffolk Lawyer

What you need to know. What you need to do.

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