Summer Law Regulations & Policies
Regulations and Policies
EligibilitySuffolk University Law School offers a 12-week summer program open to students who have completed the first year of law school in good standing at an American Bar Association-accredited law school. Non-Suffolk applicants must present a letter of good standing from the Dean of their law school in addition to the application for the Summer Boston program.
Course LoadAny day or evening student may take up to 6 credits (10 classroom hours per week) without permission. Any student wishing to enroll in more than 6 credits must file a petition for approval.
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.
Evening Student Acceleration Through Summer Law Program
Any evening Suffolk student wishing to accelerate through the use of summer evening law school program is advised that the approval must be obtained.
Any evening division 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:
- the student enrolls in 2 summer sessions of at least 4 credits and earns a minimum of 9 credits in the Suffolk Boston Summer Sessions or
- the student enrolls in at least 3 summer sessions of at least 3 credits and earns a minimum of 9 credits in the Suffolk Boston Summer Sessions or
- the student enrolls in 1 summer session of at least 4 credits in the Suffolk Sweden Session and also enrolls in 2 summer sessions of at least 4 credits in the Suffolk Boston Summer Sessions or
- 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 the Suffolk Boston Summer Sessions.
- If the form is filed and approved prior to the start of classes, student is liable for 0%
- If the form is filed and approved first week of classes, student is liable for 25%
- If the form is filed and approved second week of classes, student is liable for 50%
- If the form is filed and approved after second week, student is liable for 100%
The regulations of Suffolk University Law School, as published in the current law Student Handbook, are applicable to and regulate the participation of all students in the summer program. Copies of the current Student Handbook are available from the Registrar and the Admissions Office. The Registrar's Office is available to answer any questions concerning the Regulations.
If you have any questions regarding the policies, please contact the Office of Academic Services at 617-573-8160.
Courses will be offered subject to a minimum enrollment requirement. All students who register for the program will be notified in sufficient time to adjust their summer schedules. If the courses for which they have registered for do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.
The Law Faculty reserves the right to change the schedule of classes, the program of instruction, the requirements for credits or degrees, and any rule or regulation established for the government of the student body in the school. Any such change may be made applicable to students already enrolled in the Law School.