Suffolk’s reach stretches far beyond Boston’s borders. Students gain international experience through internships and hands-on service projects, making a difference in every corner of the world while gaining tangible career experience.
Students in Suffolk Law’s Immigration Clinic represent low income noncitizens facing deportation from the United States, with a primary focus on individuals detained by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (“ICE”). Student-attorneys appear before the Immigration Court in Boston to argue for bond, exam witnesses, challenge removability, and litigate applications for relief.
The Alternative Winter Break program in Cambodia consists of a 3-credit course in the fall and a 1-credit travel course in the spring. During the fall semester, students learn about Cambodia in the course Conflict and Development in Asia, a course that reviews crucial political and economic events in the region.
“A carton of eggs,” says Priscilla Guerrero. “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.”
In the heated aftermath of President Trump’s first executive order on immigration and refugees, attorneys Susan Church, JD ’95, and her husband, Derege B. Demissie, JD ’97, teamed up with the ACLU’s Mathew R. Segal to file a temporary restraining order in federal court that resulted in the freeing of two Iranian professors who had been detained at Logan Airport on Sunday, January 29, 2017.