Legal Writing, Clinics, and Trial Advocacy are all ranked in the US News Top 25. These programs are the cornerstone of a practical, hands-on education in the law—the foundations that help turn a student into a lawyer.

By the Numbers

  • We’re the only school in the country that has earned top 35 rankings in each of the legal skills specialties for six years running.
  • Many of the our top 15-ranked clinics offer our students a chance to argue before a judge—great real-world courtroom experience.
  • Our National Trial Team students have won the New England championships of one of the two major national trial competitions 29 times in 35 years, a testament to the power of our top-25 ranked Trial Advocacy program.

Our students regularly make national news for taking on complex legal matters and beating experienced attorneys along the way—two recent examples are the Intellectual Property Clinic students who successfully took on the lawyers at Monster Energy Drink and Nautica. Immigration Clinic students won a major precedent-setting victory in an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

“An Innovative Force”

Suffolk’s curriculum is both practice-oriented and cutting edge. PreLaw Magazine ranked Suffolk Law #1 in the nation in legal technology and lists Suffolk among its “Top 20 Most Innovative Law Schools.” The ABA’s Law Practice Magazine names Suffolk to its top 10 list of innovators.

Whether it’s criminal law, immigration law, environmental law, international human rights, or other critical legal areas, Suffolk Law offers a wide range of concentrations, focus areas and real-world, innovative training opportunities—as well as the professional coaching needed for a transformative educational experience.

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Suffolk University Law School offers flexible degree programs, comprehensive areas of focus and practice, and real-world learning through clinics & experiential programs.

Legal Clinics

Legal clinics are a way for Suffolk Law students to get hands-on experience and try out specific fields across a number of industries. And Suffolk Law has 11 in-house clinics to choose from, focused on areas from family law to immigration to intellectual property and more.


Classroom learning is essential for a complete legal education. However, at Suffolk we believe that's only a part of the equation—practice-ready lawyers get real-world experience while in school.

Suffolk Law Admission

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