Law & Paralegal Studies

Located next to Government Center in downtown Boston, Suffolk University offers you your choice of three undergraduate law programs. All of them meet the rigorous standards established by the American Bar Association, and they've been approved by the ABA since 1994. No matter which one you choose, your Suffolk degree will sustain your career goals.

Please note: You can't practice law or give legal advice with an undergraduate degree in law. Only licensed attorneys can perform these functions. If you're interested in law school, you should major in a subject that interests you. Many law school applicants major in the social sciences, sciences, humanities, or arts; or in business.

Suffolk offers these programs for undergraduate students

  • Bachelor's degree in Law
  • Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Our undergraduate law programs are intended as legal employment credentials. They'll prepare you to work as a paralegal in a law office, corporate office, government agency, or other offices working with the law. You can even work while you're in school: We offer day and evening courses, giving you the option to take classes at the times that suit you best. You'll also have access to the world-class library at Suffolk University Law School.

Suffolk graduates work in small, medium, and large law firms, corporations, insurance companies, state and federal agencies, and a variety of other law-related institutions. While these programs are not designed primarily to be pre-law, some alumni do go on to attend law school. Other graduates have pursued advanced degrees in communication , criminal justice, and other fields.

Learn More

Learn more about the 2-year program for an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies.

Learn more about a Certificate in Paralegal Studies.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.