Suffolk Law School is committed to providing a diverse
student body with the opportunity to study law. That commitment has yielded some
of the nation’s most distinguished legal professionals. Learn how a stranger’s
favor more than 100 years ago planted the seed that became one of the largest
law schools in the country.
Learn more about the Suffolk Law application process. Still
on the fence? Come take a tour. We’ve also got answers to all of your financial
aid questions—there are many resources available to help offset the cost of law
With three degree programs, several joint degree options, 18
areas of focus, and six concentrations, you can find the course of study meant
for you. Complement your courses by working in one of our dozen clinics,
joining a moot court or mock trial team, or studying abroad.
Our students make Sargent Hall hum with activity from
morning ‘til midnight. With more than four dozen students groups representing a
wide range of cultures, legal areas, sports, religions, and other interests,
there’s a group for you at Suffolk Law.
Suffolk Law is committed to creating practice-ready lawyers,
equipped with the skills and competencies to succeed in a shifting cultural and
technological landscape. Our Office of Professional and Career Development is a
resource for students, alumni, and employers alike.
Within Suffolk Law, there are bodies of expertise and
experience that reflect our institutional strengths. Learn more about the
concentrations, organizations, clinics, and programs that comprise what we call
our knowledge centers.
Our faculty include top scholars in the field, practitioners-in-residence,
and current and former litigators and judicial officers. We also regularly host
distinguished visiting faculty from notable institutions across the country.
The John Joseph Moakley Law Library boasts more than 350,000
volumes, dozens of computer stations and group study rooms, access to dozens of
online research databases, and other resources to help you succeed in the
From mentoring students to offering financial support, from
our online community to our alumni magazine, there are several ways for Suffolk
Law’s more than 23,000 alumni to stay connected to each other and to the
Any student who has three examinations scheduled in 53
hours (excludes take home examinations) may request that one be rescheduled. Such requests are handled
by the Assistant Dean for Academic Services. It is expected
that students will sit for all examinations as scheduled. Examinations
are rescheduled by the Dean of Students Office only in extremely
limited circumstances, such as requests that relate to the health
of the student, or close family member, or death of a family member.
Any rescheduled examination will be administered on a date no earlier
than the date originally set. Tentative examination schedules are
available to students at the time of course pre-registration. Students
are therefore expected to have reviewed and considered the examination
schedule for all courses in which they enroll.
The general policy is that exams will not be postponed for situations
occurring during the semester that cause a student to lose study
time. If a student experiences such a situation, he or she is encouraged
to meet, as soon as possible, with the Dean of Students to discuss
what options are available to the student. If properly documented,
these options may include a Leave of Absence or reduction or course
load. Students experiencing such situations during the semester
should notify the Dean of Students, in writing, no later that the
commencement of the exam period for the semester or session in
which the situation occurred.