The Suffolk Law Scholars Program offers high-achieving students an opportunity to gain provisional acceptance to the Suffolk Law School as they enter the University as first-year undergraduate students.

The program is available to members of the University Honors Program. You can choose from a wide range of majors, and you can select from either the traditional or accelerated track for entry to Suffolk Law School, leading to the Juris Doctor (JD).


  • Provisional admission to Suffolk’s Law School as soon as you’re admitted to an undergraduate program
  • Receive one-on-one program advising
  • Build your resume with internship and practicum experience
  • Receive mentorship from peers, faculty, current law students, and alumni attorneys
  • Attend special lectures, workshops, and events

Your Options

4+3 Program

  • Earn your bachelor’s in 4 years (no summer classes)
  • Complete the JD in 3 years

3+3 Accelerated Program

  • Earn your bachelor’s in 3 years (with summer classes)
  • Complete the JD in 3 years
  • Admission Requirements

    • Must be accepted into the University Honors Program
    • Have a high class standing; excellent high school GPA
    • Have strong ACT, SAT scores
    • Submit a well-argued and well-written essay
    • Have excellent letters of recommendation
    • Possess above-average maturity
    • Have experience in community service and leadership positions
    • Show a genuine interest in the legal profession and its value to society

  • Program Requirements

    • Satisfy all academic requirements of your degree program(s) and all entrance requirements for the Law School
    • Satisfy all Honors Program degree requirements
    • Obtain a letter of recommendation to the law school from a member of the Law Scholars Admission Committee
    • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in your undergraduate program
    • Earn an LSAT score equal to or greater than the Law School’s median score of the prior year
    • Comply at all times with the University’s standards for student performance and conduct