Providing an extra layer of support to diverse and nontraditional students in your transition to law school.

The first year of law school is filled with tough challenges and new opportunities. Your professors and other faculty advisors are here for support. But for some things, it helps to have the personal perspective of someone who has been in your shoes. At Suffolk Law, students have diverse shoes in all shapes, sizes and colors -- take advantage of the opportunity to learn from someone who has “been there, done that” to help shape your own Suffolk Law experience.

Progress To Success is a peer mentoring program designed to provide an extra layer of support to first year students. The program assists nontraditional students in their transition to the law school community. Suffolk University Law School defines nontraditional students as those who have been historically excluded or marginalized from the legal profession/law school community based on any of the following factors, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation/identity.

Participation in Progress to Success is entirely voluntary. Each participant is paired with a second- or third-year student who serves as a resource throughout the year for general questions about classes, course work, scheduling, etc. Student participants are also invited to workshops and events throughout the year with other members of the diverse Suffolk Law community – and beyond.

“During the first year of law school, there is no such thing as too many resources. The Progress To Success program helps students transition into the Suffolk community and begin to put together all of the different pieces -- academic, professional, social, etc. -- of a successful law school puzzle.”
Dyane O'Leary Associate Professor