Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

No. The F-1 or J-1 visa categories require full-time enrollment.

Yes, the Evening Division is the part-time program. Evening classes are scheduled three days a week starting at 6 p.m. For more info, visit our Evening JD Program webpage.

Yes. First-year students begin classes in May (summer) as part of the Accelerated JD Program and in August (fall) for the traditional JD program. Visiting and transfer students may apply to start in either August or January (spring).

The 2023 entering class includes 29% BIPOC students, 16% LGBTQ, and 25% first-gen college students*.

*as of 8/28/23

The 2023 entering class was 395 students (299 day and 96 evening).

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You may only apply for one of the two divisions.  If you are unsure as to which program you would like to matriculate into, simply choose one.  Should admission be granted, it is often possible to request a switch to the other division.

No. Personal interviews are scheduled only at the request of the Admission Committee.

You must use the LSAC electronic application to apply for admission to Suffolk Law’s JD program. To start the process, you must register with LSAC.

Suffolk's Office of International Student Services can help you obtain form I-20 for an F-1 visa, or you qualify for a form DS-2019 under the J-1 program. Note, if you are seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa through Suffolk, you must attend the full time (day) program as those visa categories require full-time enrollment.

No. You either the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or the JD Next.

All applicants must participate in the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) provided by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) regardless of which standardized test is being taken. Through this service, Suffolk Law will automatically receive reportable LSAT scores and will consider those results in its review process.

Applicants who elect to take the GRE instead of the LSAT must instruct the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send Suffolk Law all GRE test scores from the prior five-year period. Suffolk Law's ETS code is: 4343.

Applicants who take more than one type of standardized test must report all scores to Suffolk Law.

Yes. You must register for CAS and use it to send all undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent to LSAC. When we receive and process your application, we will request your CAS report, which includes your LSAT scores, copies of your academic transcripts, LSAT writing sample, and a summary of your undergraduate grades. If you subscribed to the Letter of Recommendation Service, the letters also will be included. If you had previously registered with CAS, you must re-register only if that subscription had lapsed. For information, contact LSAC directly.

You must take the LSAT, JD Next, or GRE, and submit an online application through LSAC. For documents, you will need a resume, personal statement, letter of recommendation and all transcripts from colleges and graduate schools you attended.

The priority application deadline for the JD program is April 1. The priority application deadline for the HJD and AJD programs are February 1. The Binding Early Decision Program deadline is December 1. We begin accepting applications in September. Decisions are released on a rolling basis beginning in late November. After the priority deadline, we continue to accept applications until July 1 and review applications in the order they are received. We strongly recommend prospective students apply before the priority deadlines.

Yes, if you were dismissed from the prior law school more than two years ago.

Student Life

Yes. We offer six concentrations (like a major) in the following areas of interest: Intellectual Property Law, Health & Biomedical Law, Business Law & Financial ServicesLegal Innovation & Technology, Trial & Appellate Advocacy, and International Law. Matriculating students may apply for enrollment in a concentration in their second academic year.

Yes. Suffolk Law students can study and/or intern in more than 90 countries.

Semester exchange programs are offered in Dusseldorf, Germany; Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico; Lund, Sweden; Montreal and Ottawa, Canada.

Suffolk Law School also has an exclusive agreement with the Center for International Legal Studies to offer internships for JD students and externships for LLM students and other post-graduates with law degrees. For more info, visit our Study Abroad webpage.

Yes. Law students enrolled in at least 75% of a full-time academic program are eligible to participate in the student health insurance offered through Suffolk University. Learn more about Suffolk University's Student Health Care & Insurance.

No. However, law students may refer to Suffolk University’s Off-Campus Housing Website as a resource to search for housing or find roommates.

Suffolk Law has 13 in-house clinics in which students represent real clients in real cases with supervision from a faculty member who is a practicing attorney. Clinics range from intellectual property law and immigration hearings to criminal defense and juvenile guardianship. Suffolk Law's clinical programs have been ranked in the top 30 since 2009 by U.S. News & World Report. For more info, visit our Clinics webpage.

Financial Aid

Please see our Tuition & Aid FAQ's for further information.