Page updated: April 15, 2020
Dear Prospective Students:
We hope that you are well in these uncertain and challenging times.
Aside from dealing with the range of pressing issues associated with the public health crisis, we know you are also thinking about law school. To help make that process a little easier, we want to share with you some information about upcoming application priority deadlines, the cancellation of the March LSAT, and the educational offerings available during the current health crisis, to name a few.
To give you increased flexibility and extra time to submit your materials, we have extended our application deadline until July 1. We also have extended the deadline to apply for the Accelerated JD Program until May 1. You can get an instant fee waiver online, or you can email us for a fee waiver code.
Admission decisions are occurring on a rolling basis with decisions expected about 2-3 weeks after your application is marked as complete.
LSAT and GRE submissions
Suffolk Law will accept the online LSAT offered in April/May as well as the June LSAT for all fall-start applications. You are encouraged to submit all other application materials before you take the LSAT, so that when the test scores arrive we can quickly process your application.
As a reminder, Suffolk Law allows applicants to submit a GRE score in lieu of the LSAT, so you are welcome to consider submitting a GRE score. According to ETS, the organization that administers the GRE, these tests may now be conducted online from your home. More information can be found on the ETS website.
Classes beginning in May and August will start on time, either in-person or online. For Accelerated JD students beginning classes May 18, the entire summer session will be held online.
Suffolk Law is currently teaching spring classes online, including live classes that allow students to interact in real time with their professors and classmates. If required by public health authorities, the faculty will continue this approach for new Accelerated JD students in May. Once social distancing measures are liberalized, we will resume in-person instruction as soon as we are able to do so.
Visiting Suffolk Law
Our building is currently closed and no tours are allowed (including self-guided tours). In lieu of a personal visit, you can find videos of our students and professors and photos of our city and our building on our virtual visit page.
Keeping in Touch
We know you’ll have more questions, and we are planning several virtual info sessions with our admission staff. We also are planning virtual events that will allow with admitted students to interact with current students and faculty. And if you’d like to contact us directly, email is still the best way. Feel free to send us your phone number if you’d like us to call you back.
Finally, please stay safe, and we’re looking forward to meeting you all in person at Suffolk Law this summer or fall.
Office of Law Admission
Qualifications for Admission to the Bar
In addition to the bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.