Congratulations and welcome! You’ve been accepted to the 2020 Fall entering class at Suffolk University Law School.
As you move through the decision process, you may have questions about our students, faculty, the Boston area, experiential opportunities, and what it is like to be a first-year law student. You will find some of the answers to your questions on this website.
We have created a step-by-step checklist to assist your process. When you complete a task, mark it “done,” and, if you access this site from the same computer each time, your browser will remember where you left off.
These deadlines apply to students in the traditional JD program with classes beginning in the fall. If you are an accelerated JD students beginning classes in May, please see important dates and deadlines found in the Accelerated JD FAQ.
To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available now at fafsa.ed.gov. Suffolk Law awards financial aid on a rolling basis. Apply by the March 1 priority filing deadline.
Reserve your seat in the 2020 class by paying your nonrefundable $500 deposit. Deadlines vary, so check your admit letter for the deadline.
Our admitted student open house is a great way to meet your classmates, try out a mock class and talk to professors.
We will send your login information to the email address you used when you applied.
Search for apartments and find roommates through Suffolk University’s Law and Graduate Student Off-Campus Housing Office.
due August 1
By this date you should get your payment in and/or make sure all your financial arrangements are in place.
due August 7
The University Health & Wellness Office must have this form on file before you start classes.
Get your T-pass through Suffolk and save a bundle. Check out other transportation discounts, too.
Your class schedule, professors, exam schedule and section assignments will be available in early August.
August 7 - September 1
You can obtain your student ID from the security office in the lobby of the Suffolk Law Building, 120 Tremont Street. We recommend doing this before the first day of classes to avoid the rush.
due August 14
The certification of disclosures is required by the ABA before you start classes. A link to complete the form will be sent 2 weeks before classes begin.
Want a certain number or location? First-come, first-served.
If you need special access, equipment, or other accommodation, contact the office of the Dean of Students on the 4th floor by this date.
due August 14
Submit final undergraduate transcript to LSAC, if you did not already include a final transcript when you applied. A transcript is final when it states the degree earned and date awarded.
due September 1
If you don't want to be included in the Suffolk Law School Student Directory, we need your completed form to the Office of Academic Services by this date.
What do you need to do before you start 1L at Suffolk Law? What will your first year be like? Here is information that will help you get ready and get excited!
Congratulations on your acceptance to Suffolk University Law School, and welcome to our unique community with unprecedented access to the opportunities that only a law school in downtown Boston could offer. You will explore your passions and learn what you need to make a difference in the world. The Suffolk Law experience involves world-class learning paired with real-world experience to be sure you are ready to practice. Suffolk Law students get experience through internships in law firms, courts, business, government and around the globe (earn credit for legal practice internships in 90 countries); in our 11 nationally ranked legal clinics; in our own fee-generating, student-run in-school law practice; and in simulation and seminar classes, moot competition teams, journals, New England’s best trial team; and more.