A JD at Suffolk Law offers a solid foundation in four critical elements of lawyering: legal writing, litigation training, dispute resolution, and clinical experience—often in the courts and government offices. Suffolk Law is one of just three schools in the nation that has U.S. News & World Report top 20 programs in all four of these essential legal areas.

Suffolk Law is dedicated to preparing students to practice law in an ethical and professional manner. Our curriculum balances required courses involving common law and constitutional principles with a range of specialized elective courses that enable students to meet their own needs and to satisfy bar entry requirements. 

PreLaw Magazine lists Suffolk among its “Top 20 Most Innovative Law Schools,” and the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine names Suffolk to its top 10 list of innovators. The school’s willingness to try new approaches matters. In our clinics and classrooms, students have learning opportunities that aren’t available everywhere—like the Supreme Court and IP and Entrepreneurship Clinics; our working, on-campus law firm run by students; the Legal Innovation & Technology Lab; and an accelerated JD program for students looking to finish up more quickly.

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

Curriculum & Requirements

Find out the required courses, credit hours, and skills needed for completion of the Suffolk JD program. 
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JD Program Information

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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. Learn where you may want to practice with our clinics.

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Externship Opportunities

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.