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“High Quality Education and Suprisingly Good Alumni Base”
June 2017CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Alumni are extremely willing to go out of their way to help you. The quality versus cost of education is unmatched in Boston - I paid $90,000 less here than I would have at BU Law and ended up with the same caliber job (OCI position at a top 25 Boston firm). The students are more "normal," down to earth, and hard working than anticipated. No snobs.

Downers

Academic advising and professional development could be more hands on.

Comments

Unless the cost of Suffolk is substantially similar to other, "better" schools likes BU or BC, Suffolk is your best bet. Also, do not even consider Northeastern. Suffolk has a better alumni base. Get good grades and finish 1L with a good class rank and you'll be in the same position as your peers at BU and BC.

Would You Recommend

Yes

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Brilliant teachers

Quality of Life

Students are great. Nobody is too competitve.

Admissions

essays and LSAT

Level

3

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED 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

2010VERIFIED 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

2010VERIFIED 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

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

classes are great, wish there were more practical classes but those that are there are exceptional, its a very competitive atmosphere with amazing faculty who outshine many other schools in the area with a great summer study abroad program

Quality of Life

its a great safe feeling place its all one building so you get a sense of home being there

Level

3

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Practical application of the law. A good education to learn how to be a practicing attorney as opposed to an academic.

Quality of Life

The building is only 10 years old - great facilities. I drove down the coast of California in 2007 when I was looking at law schools before I'd seen Suffolk Law School. None of the half a dozen CA schools I saw compared to Suffolk Law's facilities. The student body is very friendly, we all get along and spend a great deal of time together. The central location of the school in downtown Boston encourages this dynamic.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Wonderful/notable professors; Socratic method; great clinical opportunities; practical/technical workshops; many research and writing opportunities; study abroad programs; competitive, but supportive atmosphere; range of class sizes; wide curriculum base, including a number of concentrations; competitive journal and mock trial opportunities.

Quality of Life

renovated facilities; great library - wonderful librarians; moot court rooms; comfortable and high tech classrooms; computer lab with ample resources; full-service cafeteria; supportive and collaborative student body; friendly atmosphere; feeling of solidarity; many approachable faculty members; city location; relatively safe feeling outside of school, but in busy downtown area.

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

LSAT and writing sample

Level

1

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

Take the LSAT, complete application

Level

3

Graduation Year

2010

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