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. In its 2024 "Top Law Schools for Innovation" ranking, Bloomberg Law spotlights Suffolk Law among 12 pioneering educational programs nationally. 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) and received an A+ in that category this year after the publication switched to letter grades.

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 nine years running (U.S. News Best Law Schools 2017-25 editions)
  • In overall rankings, Suffolk Law has risen 37 spots in the last nine years (tied for the 7th-fastest such increase in the country over that time period)
  • Legal Writing: No. 3 (U.S. News top 10 for 13 consecutive years)
  • Clinical Programs: No. 12 (top 20 for nine years running)
  • Dispute Resolution: No. 21 (top 30 for 12 of the last 13 years)
  • Part-Time JD Program: No. 26
  • Trial Advocacy: No. 31 (ninth year in a row in the top 35)
  • Intellectual Property: No. 36
  • Health Law: No. 41

“An Innovative Force”

PreLaw Magazine lists Suffolk among its “Top 25 Most Innovative Law Schools,” and has called Suffolk "an innovative force." In its 2024 leading innovators listing, Bloomberg Law also ranked Suffolk Law among the top two law schools in the country for career preparation. The previous year, Bloomberg Law honored Suffolk’s Legal Innovation & Technology Concentration in its inaugural top-10 law school innovators list.

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
  • Named among PreLaw's “Best Law Schools” for International Law, Business Law, Trial Advocacy, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law, Technology Law, Real Estate Law, and Online JD
  • National Jurist/PreLawLaw Student of the Year” (national top 10 list): 2024, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016
  • Students from our clinics regularly gain national media attention, including: Bloomberg, Chronicle of Higher EducationTelemundo, NPR, and NBC-Boston
  • 3 of 11 Massachusetts District Attorneys are graduates of Suffolk Law
  • 2 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.