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Voted by preLaw Magazine as #1 in legal technology in the US, Suffolk Law has been praised for meeting the demands of today’s legal industry. The law school was described as an “innovative force” by  PreLaw Associate Editor Tyler Roberts in his article, How Suffolk Law is redefining practice-ready.
Dean Andrew Perlman’s leadership heavily contributes to this level of excellence. Having recently earned prestigious recognition as one of National Jurist's “Most Influential People in Legal Education (2024),” his influence extends beyond conventional boundaries, with a reputation built on his pioneering approach to educating law students. Before assuming deanship, he played a pivotal role in establishing Suffolk Law’s groundbreaking Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Concentration — a pioneering initiative that earned the distinguished title of “Top 10 Innovator (2023)” by Bloomberg Law.

Perlman and his peers focus on equipping students with the skills and competencies they need to succeed in a shifting cultural and technological landscape. Suffolk Law’s Dispute Resolution programme is ranked #26 by US News and World Report and among the top 30 for 11 of the last 12 years. It’s a trailblazing provider of practical mediation and negotiation classroom tools, working alongside the EU and US Department of Justice to create ground-breaking materials used by faculty across the nation. Suffolk Law is the only law school in the country ranked in the top 20% of all legal skills specialties–clinics, dispute resolution, legal writing, and trial advocacy–in U.S. News & World Report for seven years in a row.

PreLaw Magazine lists Suffolk among the “Top 25 Most Innovative Law Schools”. Patent lawyers are fundamental to success in a tech-based economy like the one in Massachusetts — a globally-revered hub for ingenuity. In that respect, Suffolk Law is perfectly placed, fostering the most patent law partners in the state's largest IP practices — more than the next two competing law schools combined. The school also has the most patent law partners in Massachusetts’ largest IP firms.

Leaders in 21st-century experiential legal education

For seven consecutive years, each of the four legal skills programmes has ranked in the top 20% in the US — a record unmatched by any other American law school


Legal Writing Program in US News 2024


Clinical Program in US News 2024


Trial Advocacy in US News 2024


Dispute Resolution in US News 2024

Suffolk is nestled in the heart of the city, surrounded by restaurants, theatres and historic sites. Directly across the street from Suffolk Law is Boston Common, a 50-acre green space and the perfect place to unwind between classes. At the top of the Common is the Massachusetts State House, and several of the law school’s study areas and classrooms look out over its iconic golden dome.

The city itself is welcoming to newcomers and easy to navigate, made up of many accessible neighbourhoods, from historic Beacon Hill to Chinatown to the Italian North End. Boston is renowned for its universities, medical centres, and research programmes. It’s also a place to have fun, with professional sports teams for each season, cultural institutions, historic landmarks, and multiple shopping districts.

In student-friendly Boston

The Suffolk Law Difference

Suffolk Law has dedicated professionals on hand to provide assistance with visa, immigration and housing affairs. Once students are settled into Boston, the school offers personalised one-on-one advising, career counselling and events, giving students a chance to establish and grow their professional network.

In the second semester of their LL.M., there is an opportunity to pursue an externship – an excellent way to put knowledge into practice. The opportunity is integrated with coursework, so students can pursue practice experience while completing their course requirements. Suffolk LL.M. students work with designated, expert legal career advisors, who assist in refining job search strategies, honing interview skills, as well as perfecting résumés and cover letters. Former students have interned at state and federal courts, non-profits, corporate offices and local law firms. All placements are tailored to students’ unique interests and career goals.

LL.M. options and SJD

Those not looking to specialize can pursue the General LL.M., but the LL.M. in Global Law and Technology allow students to earn up to two specializations in the following fields.

Suffolk Law also offers the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree, a post LL.M. option awarded upon the completion of an in-depth, publication-quality dissertation.

Biotechnology and Health Law

Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

International Law and Business

US Law and Legal Methods

Suffolk Law does all it can to subsidise the cost of a US legal education, offering substantial merit-based scholarships.  

Applicants are automatically reviewed for merit-based financial aid at the time of admission. Scholarships range from US$18,000 to US$28,000 and the most impressive students always receive some level of scholarship funding.


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For seven consecutive years, each of the four legal skills programmes has ranked in the top 20% in the US — a record unmatched by any other American law school