Suffolk Law students develop critical lawyering skills while earning credit in three types of experiential offerings: 13 nationally ranked in-house clinics, domestic and international externships, and simulation courses.

These programs allow students to develop transferable skills while fulfilling Suffolk’s 6-credit experiential learning requirement. Students learn the doctrine, theory, skills, and ethical considerations associated with legal practice – all by doing the work in real-life or simulated settings. Students learn under the direct supervision of experienced faculty and practitioners, receive personalized feedback, and engage in self-reflection.

Experiential Opportunities for Credit

These experiential opportunities fulfill Suffolk Law's 6-credit experiential learning requirement:

Other Experiential Opportunities

Outside of earning experiential credit, Suffolk Law students enjoy a range of other opportunities to build practical skills and participate in the Boston legal community:

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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Suffolk Law combines traditional classroom learning with real-world experiences through clinics, externships, 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.

Legal Clinics