Juris Doctor (JD)

A practice-ready curriculum and storied history. 

Earn your Law Degree at Suffolk University

Outstanding lawyers need cutting-edge practical skills to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Suffolk Law prepares students with 21st-century knowledge and skills in our juris doctor degree program. PreLaw Magazine lists Suffolk University among its "Top 20 Most Innovative Law Schools," and National Jurist Magazine recently listed Suffolk Law as the No.1 legal tech program in the country for two years in a row.

In an era that requires increasing specialization, Suffolk Law offers multiple academic concentrations and areas of focus within the JD program, coupled with real-world learning opportunities through clinical programs and internships, and the professional coaching needed for a transformative educational experience.

Apply to the JD Program

Start date: May or August, full-time or part-time

Specialty Programs: Accelerated, Hybrid, and Dual Degree Options

Est. Time of Completion: 2-4 Years

A High-Quality, Flexible Juris Doctor Program

Suffolk University Law students gain experiential learning during a law clinic.

The JD curriculum consists of required courses and electives designed to prepare students for the bar examination and the evolving needs of the legal market.

Curriculum & Requirements

At Suffolk Law, classroom teaching is complemented by clinical programs and internships that allow students to grow practical experience.

Clinics & Experiential Opportunities

Choose Your Concentration

JD students can choose to focus their law degree experience with an optional concentration.

Business Law & Financial Services

Study business law—from securities regulation to contracts—in the center of Boston’s Financial District.

Health & Biomedical Law

Pursue health and biomedical law just steps from world-renowned hospitals and biotech innovators.

Intellectual Property

Gain hands-on, skills-focused learning to protect products of the mind in a leading city for innovation.

International Law

Prepare to practice law in a rapidly evolving global society that stretches far beyond national borders.

Legal Innovation & Technology

Study legal innovation at the school National Jurist has twice named #1 in Legal Technology education.

Trial & Appellate Advocacy

Learn trial and appellate advocacy from expert faculty with years of experience as judges and litigators.

JD Coursework & Electives

Meet Our Alumni

JD Application Information

Program requirements for applying to Suffolk Law include:

  • LSAT, GRE or JD-Next Exam
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s)

Applications are submitted via the LSAC.org website. Learn More about how to apply to Suffolk Law

Contact Admission

Suffolk University Law student meeting with an admission advisor.

Have questions about the application process, or curious about learning more about being a Juris Doctor student at Suffolk Law? Reach out to our Admission Office.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 617-573-8144

Meet the Admission Team

Explore Further

Suffolk Law Degree Programs

In addition to our JD program, Suffolk Law also offers advanced Masters and Doctorate degree options as well as a combined BA/JD and an accelerated MBA.

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. 

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.

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