Apply to Summer Boston

Summer law classes are open to current Suffolk Law students and non-Suffolk students who have completed the first year of law school in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school.

Eligibility

Non-Suffolk Law Students

Students who have completed the first year of law school in good standing at an American Bar Association-accredited law school may enroll in summer classes at Suffolk Law. Students must present a letter of good standing from the Dean of their law school in addition to the Suffolk Law summer session application.

Please note that for purposes of the ABA residency requirement, the 12 week summer law program is equivalent to one semester. The Suffolk University Law School Galway Summer Program is not covered by section IV.A of the General Rules and Regulations.

How to Apply

  1. Submit the Summer Boston 2020 Application [PDF] and return via email.
  2. Submit a letter of good standing from the dean of your current law school stating that you are in good standing. The letter must be sent via email either as a PDF of letterhead from your current law school, or an email directly from your law school to the Office of Law Admission sent to lawadm@suffolk.edu.
  3. Submit tuition payment with application, or no later than May 4, 2020.

Questions about the application for Summer Boston classes for non-Suffolk Law students should be directed to the Office of Law Admission.

Current Suffolk Law Students

Current students at Suffolk Law must be in good standing to enroll in summer classes. Registration opens in March. For questions, please contact the Office of Academic Services.

Any current Suffolk Law JD student may take up to 6 credits (10 classroom hours per week) of summer Suffolk Law classes without special permission. Any student wishing to take 7 credits must petition an associate dean for special administrative approval. Day students wishing to take 7 credits (12 to 14 classroom hours per week) must petition for special administrative approval.

Notes for specific JD Programs:

  • Day students in the Accelerated JD Program are required to enroll in 12–13 credits during the second Summer session (SUMMER II)
  • Evening students in the Accelerated JD Program are required to enroll in at least 10–11 credits during the second Summer session and 9–12 credits in the third Summer session
  • JD/LLM Tax students are required to enroll in 12 credits of LLM Tax courses

Acceleration Through Summer Law Classes

Any evening JD Suffolk student wishing to accelerate (and graduate sooner) through the use of summer evening law school program must petition an associate dean for special administrative approval.

Any evening JD Suffolk student intending to accelerate his or her program by one semester must complete 9, 10, 11, or 12 credits over two or three summer sessions. Evening students must enroll in a minimum of 4 credits in summer sessions.

Any evening student who enrolls in 9-12 credits in summer sessions may be eligible to eliminate the final semester of study provided:

  1. the student enrolls in 2 summer sessions of at least 4 credits and earns a minimum of 9 credits in Suffolk Law Summer classes
  2. the student enrolls in at least 3 summer sessions of at least 3 credits and earns a minimum of 9 credits in Suffolk Law Summer classes
  3. the student enrolls in a non Suffolk Summer session of at least 4 credits in a 3-week session and also enrolls in 2 summer sessions of at least 4 credits in Suffolk Law Summer classes

Application of Summer Credits to Final Semester

Any Evening Division Suffolk student attending one summer session must enroll in at least 5 credits (two courses) to reduce his or her final semester credit requirement to fewer than 7 credits and thus qualify for reduced tuition.

Any Day Division Suffolk student attending only one summer session must enroll in at least 5 credits (two courses) to reduce his or her final semester credit requirements to fewer than 10 credits and thus qualify for reduced tuition.

Any Day or Evening Division Suffolk student may apply credits earned during a summer session to his or her last semester without approval. Day students may not use Summer session credits to eliminate their final semester.