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College freshmen and sophomores visit a courtroom during Suffolk Law's DIscoverLaw.org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) program.

Each summer, Suffolk Law offers a fully funded, pre-law program to 20 promising freshman and sophomore undergraduates of diverse backgrounds to help inspire them to pursue legal careers.  

Suffolk Law is one of just nine law schools in the country invited to participate in the LSAC DiscoverLaw.Org PreLaw Undergraduate Scholar (PLUS) program. DiscoverLaw.org PLUS launched in June 2012 through a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Law School Admissions Council. Suffolk Law is the only funded program in New England.

The students reside for a month in Suffolk University dorms near the Boston Common and take an exciting array of classes at Suffolk Law. Courses include clinical education, legal writing and moot court preparation. Students also have the opportunity to engage with legal professionals, judges, state legislators and others in a series of lectures and receptions designed to highlight the many career doors that a legal degree may open.

Suffolk also is partnering with other local non-profits, such as the Commonwealth Seminar, to introduce SU+PLUS students to an array of Massachusetts policy matters and leaders.