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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

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

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

Brilliant teachers

Quality of Life

Students are great. Nobody is too competitve.

Admissions

essays and LSAT

Level

3

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

LSAT and writing sample

Level

1

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

LSAT's were challenging, and the application process was sometimes difficult. The faculty/admissions office at Suffolk were EXTREMELY helpful with the application process and scholarship information. They were also quite helpful with the financial aid process, as long as you sought out the help.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

High quality professors; broad range of course offerings; good balance between theory and practical study; clinical programs; study abroad opportunities; academic concentrations

Quality of Life

Excellent location and facilities

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

PRACTICAL-no school can teach a law student to be able to practice right out of law school, but Suffolk comes pretty close.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The academic program at Suffolk is in the Top 3 in Boston. The Professors (Glannon, Ferrey, McJohn, Kindregan, Grasso, etc.) are authors of the Examples & Explanations review books used around the country - we get to sit in class with them. Our clinical programs are consistently ranked between number 19-22 (often times ahead of Harvard). The atmosphere at Suffolk is less stressful than other Universities in the area; competitiveness is not an issue.

Quality of Life

The cost of living in Boston is extremely high. Nothing comes cheap. Often you can eat cheaper at one of the sandwich places near Suffolk than you would in the law school cafeteria. Housing is at a premium, and you're better off staying out of the city along the red or blue lines on the T. The neighborhood Suffolk is located in is the heart of Downtown Boston. It is across the street from the State House, 2 blocks from Government Center, 2 blocks from the Financial District, 3 blocks from Chinatown, 3 blocks from the Theatre District, 10 minutes to Newbury and Boylston Street, and 20 minutes to the Prudential Center. The building itself is the most technologically advanced law school in Boston (at least that's what they tell us). When BarBri holds it's summer bar review in Boston, there's a reason the only spot that fills up is Suffolk. It is extremely comfortable, with WiFi, lounge chairs, and a library that contains archives or anything you would ever need. Security is all over the building, and it is extremely safe, though still not a good idea to leave a laptop laying around as some do go missing. The moot courtrooms are exceptional - so well done in fact, that once or twice a year Federal Judge William Young holds an evidentiary motion session in the school.

Admissions

The admissions process includes the standard LSAC package and an essay.

Graduation Year

2010

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