Suffolk Law has been a leader in developing concentrations—we've been far ahead of the pack since the late 1990s when we first offered a concentration in Intellectual Property. The focus on practical, specialized study has gone a long way, as 30% of the top IP firm patent law partners in Greater Boston are Suffolk Law graduates—more than the next three competing law schools combined.

We were also first to market in Massachusetts when it came to offering a Health & Biomedical Law Concentration. The director of the concentration was Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has built long-standing institutional relationships that are useful connections for students who are seeking high-level externship opportunities.

The Trial & Appellate Advocacy and Legal Innovation & Technology concentrations are regulars in the rankings of best programs in the country. In 2019, National Jurist named Suffolk Law the #1 school in the nation for Legal Technology. 

Concentrations are very similar to declaring a major. Each of the 6 practice areas have core curriculum and requirements to complete the program, receive a certificate, and get a notation in your transcript. While it’s not required to declare a concentration, specialization can be an advantage in today’s competitive job landscape.

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Juris Doctor (JD) Degree Program

Suffolk University Law School offers students the flexibility to earn a JD at their own pace with full-time, part-time evening, and accelerated JD programs. 


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

Legal clinics are a way for Suffolk Law students to get hands-on experience and try out specific fields across a number of industries. Learn where you may want to practice with our clinics.

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