Pro Bono Opportunities
Pro bono service is the responsiblity of all members of the legal profession. We believe law students should begin that service now and development a lifelong commitment to pro bono work. Suffolk Law students are urged to complete at least 50 hours of law-related volunteer work before graduation.
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Watch this video of Nick Hasenfus JD'15, who completed more than 500 hours of pro bono service while at Suffolk Law School.
Suffolk Law's in-house clinics give students to opportunity to represent real clients who cannot afford legal services. Students take on all aspects of client representation--from client in-take to trial--under the supervision of a practicing attorney.
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The Accelerator-to-Practice Program is a three-year course of study and practice designed to prepare graduates to join or start community-based law practices serving average-income individuals and families. There is great opportunity for lawyers to build rewarding careers servicing the untapped market of millions of Americans in need of legal services who cannot afford the high fees at traditional law firms. This program seeks to give law graduates legal and business skills to run a sustainable law practice that bridges the justice gap.
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Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project
Suffolk Law students who are accepted as Marshall-Brennan Fellows teach Boston-area high-school students constitutional law then coach the students in a national moot court competition. Suffolk Law's program is a chapter of a national program based at American University Washington College of Law, which aims to "uplift constitutional understanding, advance democratic values, and promote young people’s engagement in politics and government.”
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