Admission

Preparing the practice-ready lawyers of tomorrow.

Suffolk University Law School starts preparing you for a career right when you enter our downtown Boston campus. Thanks to our top-20 experiential learning programs, real-world practice, and an active and distinguished alumni network, Suffolk graduates are trained for success.

At Suffolk, you'll have access at your front door, with 12 courthouses, the Massachusetts State House, and the city’s top law firms all within a mile of campus. Suffolk Law is the only school in the country that has had four top-20 ranked legal skills specialties–clinics, dispute resolution, legal writing, and trial advocacy–in U.S. News & World Report for four years in a row (2017-20 editions).

Our location puts you right in the middle of it all, but our clinics and programs ensure that you’ll get where you need to go. If you’re hoping to practice while in school, looking abroad for experience to stand out from the crowd, or trying to finish school in two years, our numerous experiential learning options, international internships, and accelerated JD program, respectively, will accommodate your needs and goals.

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.

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Why Suffolk Law?

Learn about Suffolk Law's experiential opportunities, from clinics and student groups to pro bono and international semester in practice.

Suffolk Alumni Occupy Prominent Positions in Massachusetts and Beyond