Aerial view of Sargent Hall over Boston Common

The Law School offers two types of employment options for students--Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Law School Employment:  Under the Federal Work-study program, the Federal Government provides 75% of the student's salary. The employing agency must provide the 25% share.  Law School Employment is 100% funded by Suffolk University Law School.

Please be aware that due to limited funding, employment opportunities are not available to first year students.  Interested upper class students may find employment in a law-related position working either for a professor or for a public or nontaxable private corporation provided that the work is in public interest. Hours worked cannot exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year and 35 hours per week during summers and vacation periods.

Students are allowed to work at the agency of their choice provided the agency has no outstanding obligations with the University. Since all federal, state and city agencies are eligible, there should be little difficulty in securing a position.

Applications for Federal Work-Study are generally available from the Office of Financial Aid during the first week of classes of the fall and spring semesters. Information on Summer Work-Study.

Students are responsible for arranging employment. Once hired, the student must contact the Office of Financial Aid to obtain the contracts, work authorizations, and payroll documents necessary to begin employment.  Please note that a student may not begin work until all required paperwork has been received, processed and approved by the Office of Financial Aid.