Frequently Asked Questions
No. You either the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
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 both the LSAT and GRE must report their LSAT score to Suffolk Law; they also have the option of submitted their GRE score as part of their application.
No. Personal interviews are scheduled only at the request of the Admission Committee.
Suffolk Law has 10 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.
Yes. We offer six concentrations (like a major) in the following areas of interest: Intellectual Property Law, Health & Biomedical Law, Business Law & Financial Services, Legal Innovation & Technology, Trial & Appellate Advocacy, and International Law. Matriculating students may apply for enrollment in a concentration in their second academic year.
No. However, law students may use Suffolk University’s Off-Campus Housing Office as a resource to search for housing or find roommates.
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.
International students are not eligible for federal funds or Suffolk need-based funds. International students may be awarded merit funds by the Office of Admissions at the time of admission or apply for a private, credit-based loan.
Federal loans such as the Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and Graduate PLUS loan require that you apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If eligible, you will be awarded an Unsubsidized Stafford loan. First time borrowers of federal loans must complete loan entrance counseling and sign the appropriate master promissory note(s) (MPN).
If desired, once awarded you will need to complete a separate application and promissory note to receive a federal PLUS loan. Generally speaking all applications for federal PLUS or alternative loans should be submitted for certification to Student Financial Services no later than 2 weeks prior to the semester billing due date.
By the March 1st priority filing deadline, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete only the student section each year using the FAFSA school code 002218.
If additional information is required, the Office of Financial Aid will contact you.
Merit scholarships are awarded to incoming students at the time of admission by the Office of Law Admissions.
Need-based endowed and named scholarships, law achievement scholarships, and loans are awarded by the Office of Financial Aid. For more info on specific programs, visit our Types of Assistance webpage.
Tuition charges are paid first, then any excess on a student's tuition account will be issued by the Bursar's Office in the form of a refund check. Students should note that refunds will not be available until 1-4 weeks after the beginning of classes each semester. For this reason students should come prepared to meet their first month's expenses out of pocket.
New students must submit your FAFSA application and federal income tax information for both student and spouse (if married). Student and spouse tax information is collected electronically during the FAFSA application’s IRS Data Retrieval process; do not submit paper tax forms.
This 2007 federal law provides debt relief for graduates who are repaying federal student loans. There are two major provisions that impact law students and graduates. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program forgives federal loans for graduates working in a broad category of public service jobs. The Income-Based Repayment Program reduces the monthly federal loan payments for all high debt/low income borrowers. For information on both programs, visit our Public Service Loan Forgiveness webpage.