Law Legacy

For more than a century, some of the nation’s most distinguished legal professionals have earned their degrees at Suffolk Law. Our practice-oriented, hands-on legal education has played a critical part in their success.

Only 18 law schools nationwide have four or more Top-20 ranked programs in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 edition. Suffolk University Law School is among this elite group.

Celebrating 50 Years

Suffolk Law’s nationally ranked Clinical Programs celebrate their 50th anniversary this fall. These transformational programs have helped produce generations of practice-ready lawyers through experiential learning that has real impacts on the lives of clinical clients.

Suffolk Law: A Reputation for Excellence

Exceptional Students and Programs

National Trial Team

Suffolk's National Trial Team dominates a competitive region, winning 28 championships in 32 years, and appears regularly at the prestigious NITA Tournament of Champions

Law Students of the Year

The National Jurist magazine has named Suffolk Law student Cherina Clark (JD '17) in its "Law Students of the Year" issue. Only 25 students from across the country were selected.

Immigration Clinic

Suffolk's Immigration Clinic won a major precedent-setting victory before the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, setting a new standard in immigration law nationwide. The students' work helped free a man who had lived in the US since he was six and was slated for deportation.

Accelerator-to-Practice Program

Our innovative Accelerator-to-Practice program recently received a prestigious American Bar Association award for developing a new way to offer legal services to average-income Americans. The students' great work has been covered by the ABA Journal, Bloomberg News, and other national media outlets.

Faculty Making a Difference

Kathleen Engel

Served on the Consumer Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

David Yamada

National commentator on labor law and winner of a national award for his groundbreaking work on workplace bullying

Rosanna Cavallaro

Consulted by national and local media outlets on the trials of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and South Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger

Sarah Boonin

Analyzes pressing civil rights issues in national media, including articles in Ms. Magazine and the Huffington Post

Renee Landers

Expert commentator for National Public Radio on the US Supreme Court

Christopher Dearborn

Provides litigation strategy analysis for national media, commenting on the Marathon Bombing and Aaron Hernandez murder trials

Marc Greenbaum

Expert commentator on Deflategate litigation for The Boston Globe

Elizabeth Trujillo

Recognized leader in international law; received prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship