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3.3 of 5 stars (188 Ratings)

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4.8 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

There has been phenomenal support from the professors, the Academic Support office in the first year, and my fellow classmates. It is an environment that encourages development, rather than the intensely competitive atmosphere present at so many other law schools. I really would not want to be anywhere else.

Quality of Life

Expensive.

Admissions

There was nothing particularly unusual about the process, but the LSAT score required for admission was higher than other local schools, offering an evening program. I completed my application, including the required essay. I had to secure recommendations and after doing so, I uploaded them as well into the admissions website. Once I completed the LSAT and had that score reported to the LSDAS, I was pretty much set. The disappointment has been with the inability to secure scholarship opportunities at Suffolk. It is supposed to be based upon need. I am married, living witth one of our children, still supporting other children overseas, I have the only income in the household because my husband has not been able to secure a job, but the financial aid office doesn't believe that there's enough financial need to offer any grant monies. I am not earning a huge salary either, since I have to keep employment that doesn't require or offer over-time. Yet, I am still expected to secure grad plus loans because the stafford funds don't even cover the ever increasing tuition.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

4.3 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Professors are of the highest caliber. Thrilled with my choice to attend Suffolk instead of other Boston schools. The quality of education for the price is unmatched.

Quality of Life

Cost of living in Boston is very expensive. I currently live outside the city and take the train to Boston for a total commute of 4 hours per day (2 hours each way). Substantial savings from living in the city.

Admissions

LSAT
Essay
Application
LSAC/LSDAS
Great financial aid and scholarships.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2012

4.3 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

THEY HAVE A NICE BLEND OF THEORY AND PRACTICAL STUDY THE FIRST YEAR. BEYOND THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PRACTICE BASED COURSES. PROFESSORS ARE EXTREMELY WELL-KNOWLEDGED IN THE SUBJECTS THEY TEACH, MANY ARE MASTERS IN THEIR FIELDS (GLANNON IN CIVIL PROCEDURE, FERREY IN ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY LAW). AMAZING STUDY/WORK ABROAD PROGRAMS (LUND FOR STUDY, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD FOR WORK). GRADING IS PRETTY TYPICAL - B CURVE FOR THE LARGER CLASSES IS MANDATORY, CLASSES SMALLER HAVE THE OPTION TO USE IT OR NOT. MANY CLINICAL COURSES OFFERED.

Quality of Life

NO ON-CAMPUS DORMS/LIVING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE LAW SCHOOL. FACILITIES ARE AMAZING - SEMI-BRAND NEW BUILDING, WIRELESS THROUGHOUT, LARGE COMFORTABLE CLASSROOMS, 4 AMAZING MOOT COURTROOMS (ONE IS SO NICE THAT SOME JUDGES HOLD THEIR REGULAR MOTION SESSIONS IN IT OCCASIONALLY). HAS OWN POLICE FORCE (THAT IS SHARES WITH THE UNDERGRAD/GRAD SCHOOLS). PRIME LOCATION, DIRECTLY ACROSS BOSTON COMMON FROM THE STATEHOUSE.

Admissions

NOTHING OUT OF THE NORM IN TERMS OF WHAT WAS REQUIRED. REQUIRED LSAT, PERSONAL STATEMENT, USE OF LSAC/LSDAS, TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (ONE FROM A PROFESSOR). DID OFFER FINANCIAL AID - NEEDED TO FILL OUT BOTH THE FASFA AND NEED ACCESS WHICH REQUIRED PARENTS INFO REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU WERE A DEPENDENT OR NOT. DUE TO THIS, FINANCIAL AID IS NOT GIVEN OUT TO A LOT OF THE "OLDER CROWD" (THOSE NOT COMING FRESH OUT OF UNDERGRAD). HAD TO CHOOSE EITHER DAY OR NIGHT PROGRAM TO APPLY. IF THE DAY PROGRAM WAS FULL THEY HAVE YOU A CHANCE, UPON ACCEPTANCE TO GO NIGHT THE FIRST YEAR AND TRANSFER TO DAYS THEREAFTER.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

4.3 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Brilliant teachers

Quality of Life

Students are great. Nobody is too competitve.

Admissions

essays and LSAT

Level

3

Graduation Year

2011

4.5 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

The quality of the professors was top notch at Suffolk. Not only are they excellent teachers but they are also highly available tot the students for help and to serve as mentors. The classes generally lean more towards practical study but theory classes were available if students were interested. I had excellent academic advisers and was never short on resources no matter the questions I had. The level of competitiveness at Suffolk is not as high (at least on the surface) as I have heard it can be at other schools. That is not to say that students were not striving towards excellence but people were willing to help others out when they needed it and there was no sabotage. The grading seemed overall fair and the research opportunities were available to students who wanted them. Finally the workload, while significant, was manageable, even when combined with the extracurricular activities available at the school. In general I had an excellent experience as a Suffolk student and will miss being there.

Quality of Life

The facilities at Suffolk University Law School are some of the vest in the city. The library is beautiful and well stocked, the classrooms are new and well designed. Additionally the school is located in the center of Boston across the park from the statehouse. I loved being in the middle of the city but being able to retreat into the building when I needed to do work (where I was never distracted by tour location).

Admissions

The process was fairly standard for application to a higher education institute. I had to submit an application with an application essay and my LSAT scores. The best thing about applying to Suffolk was that the scholarships were very easy to apply for and the school made an effort to make them available and visible to the applicants.

Graduation Year

2010

4.3 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

The quality of classes is excellent with many prestigious professors. Adjunct professors are excellent also with practical experience.

Admissions

Standard application process requiring personal statement, transcript and letters of recommendation.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2012

4.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Admissions

LSAT,Essay, Grades Required...

Level

4

Graduation Year

2011

4.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Socratic method in about 50% of classes. Internship opportunities in almost every subject. Average class size about 50 students. Generally practical approach to legal study. B - curve first year and B/B+ curve thereafter.

Graduation Year

2010

4.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Infrequent use of Socratic method, but students are generally willing to participate. Fairly competitive atmosphere among students, particularly regarding jobs.

Quality of Life

I live in an off-campus aparment, rent is comparable to that of the greater Boston area. The school building itself extremely well-maintained with up-to-date facilities. The library is the best feature as it is so large. Dining facilities are good, but somewhat overpriced. Overall, campus life is comfortable and easy.

Admissions

Standard application process.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2011

3.8 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Not many of my first year professors used the Socratic Method, however they still encouraged discussion. Joe Glannon of the famed Glannon Guides and the Civ Pro E&E teaches here. The grading curve is really high, making it tough when your GPA gets compared to other students at schools in the area (Harvard, BU, BC, etc.)Overall I didn't feel like the competition was particularly cut throat during my first year, obviously everyone wants to do well, but no one wasn't willing to explain something if I asked a classmate a question.

Quality of Life

Suffolk is right in the center of the city by Boston Common. Its THE BEST location.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2012

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