Suffolk Law’s No. 3-ranked legal writing program has placed in the nation's Top 10 from 2013-2025 (US News & World Report).

Practice Ready

Suffolk Law's Legal Writing Program is a required first-year course where students hone their writing, analysis, research, and oral advocacy skills. The knowledge, skills, and experience that employers demand the most are gained in this year-long course and provide the foundation for students to be successful lawyers.

Providing Practice & Feedback

Through numerous assessments of competencies critical for success in the legal profession students apply the skills they learn in a practice setting and receive individual feedback on their work.


Suffolk Law's Legal Writing Program faculty teach timeless fundamentals using exciting innovations through creative teaching methods. Cutting-edge approaches include podcasts; clickers; YouTube videos; and Twitter

Listen to LPS Director Prof. Kathleen Vinson interviewing students and faculty about fascinating topics—including tips for learning to learn and how first-gen students can make the most of law school. Check out the FaculTEAS podcast.


Suffolk Law's Legal Writing Program team of experienced faculty members are lawyers and scholars who serve as leaders in legal writing education. They present around the country, publish books and articles, and hold influential offices in key legal writing organizations, including the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors.  Watch our video to learn more

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