Suffolk Law is a national leader in legal skills and experiential learning.

Our programs in Legal Writing, Clinics, Dispute Resolution and Trial Advocacy are all ranked in the US News Top 35. Suffolk was also named the No. 1 school in the country for legal technology in 2018 and 2021 by PreLaw Magazine (most recent numerical rankings).

By the Numbers

  • Suffolk Law is the only law school ranked in the top 20% of all skills specialty areas--legal writing, clinics, trial advocacy, and dispute resolution--for eight years running (U.S. News Best Law Schools 2017-24 editions)
  • In overall rankings, Suffolk Law has risen 34 spots in the last eight years (tied for the 11th-fastest such increase in the country over that time period)
  • Legal Writing: No. 5 (U.S. News top 10 for 12 consecutive years)
  • Clinical Programs: No. 17 (top 20 for eight years running)
  • Dispute Resolution: No. 26 (top 30 for 11 of the last 12 years)
  • Part-Time JD Program: No.30
  • Trial Advocacy: No. 31 (eighth year in a row in the top 35)
  • Intellectual Property: No. 31

“An Innovative Force”

Suffolk was honored as a Bloomberg 2023 Top 10 Law School Innovator. PreLaw Magazine lists Suffolk among its “Top 25 Most Innovative Law Schools,” and has called Suffolk "an innovative force."

Other Rankings, Awards, and Facts

  • More than 1,000 alumni serve in in-house legal departments, from Google to the Red Sox
  • Nearly 30% of judges in Massachusetts and 40% of judges in Rhode Island graduated from Suffolk Law
  • Out of 3,509 Massachusetts attorneys identified as “Super Lawyers,” nearly a quarter graduated from Suffolk Law, more than any other law school
  • Named among PreLaw's “Best Law Schools” for International Law, Trial Advocacy, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law, Technology Law (most recent ranking)
  • National Jurist/PreLawLaw Student of the Year” (national top 10 list): 2022, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016
  • Students from our clinics regularly gain national media attention, most recently on Bloomberg, Chronicle of Higher EducationTelemundo, NPR, and NBC-Boston
  • Suffolk Law has the most patent law partners in Massachusetts’ largest IP firms
  • 3 of 11 Massachusetts District Attorneys are graduates of Suffolk Law
  • 3 of 7 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court justices are Suffolk Law alumni

Suffolk Law students and graduates have a remarkable impact on the region and the country. Learn more.