Practice Ready

LPS is a required first-year course that helps students hone their writing, analysis, research, and oral advocacy. The knowledge, skills, and experience that employers demand the most are gained in this year-long course and provide the foundation for students to be successful lawyers. 

Providing Practice & Feedback

Through numerous assessments of competencies critical for success in the legal profession, students apply the skills they are learning in a practice setting and receive individual feedback on their work.


Suffolk’s LPS faculty teach timeless fundamentals using exciting innovations through creative teaching methods. They are at the forefront of effectively utilizing technology in and outside the classroom, such as the use of our award-winning iWrite Legal app; podcasts; clickers; YouTube videos; and Twitter.


The LPS team of experienced faculty members, who are lawyers and scholars, serve as leaders in legal writing education. They give presentations around the country, publish books and articles, and hold influential offices in key legal writing organizations, including The Legal Writing Institute and The Association of Legal Writing Directors.