Full-time JD

Suffolk Law's full-time JD program rigorously prepares students by laying the foundation of fundamental curriculum required for all law students. We have a number of courses & electives that explore specialty areas and current legal trends, as well as experiential learning opportunities that tie what's being taught into real-world practice.
As a full-time Suffolk law student, you'll begin your journey as a 1L taking all the prerequisites from contracts to torts and civil procedure. Then you'll have the opportunity to dive into new areas of specialization through concentrations and areas of focus. As you learn from world-class experts and practitioners in the classroom, you'll also get insight and hands-on practice through real-world clinics, externships, clerkships, and more. 

At Suffolk Law, our full-time students get all the benefits of a rigorous legal education as well as the opportunity to explore hands-on through our experiential programs—all in the vibrant, bustling city of Boston. 

Curriculum & Requirements

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