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 25. Suffolk has also been named the No. 1 school in the country for legal technology since PreLaw Magazine began its tech rankings in 2018.

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 seven years running (U.S. News Best Law Schools 2017-23 editions)
  • In overall rankings, Suffolk Law has risen 45 spots in the last seven years, the fourth-largest increase during that time of any law school in the nation
  • Legal Writing: No. 4 (U.S. News top 10 for eleven consecutive years)
  • Clinical Programs: No. 15 (top 20 for seven years running)
  • Trial Advocacy: No. 21 (seventh year in a row in the top 25)
  • Dispute Resolution: No. 22 (top 25 for ten of the last 11 years)
  • Part-Time JD Program: No. 26
  • Intellectual Property: No. 28

“An Innovative Force”

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 (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
  • 4 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.