Suffolk Law currently offers 11 clinical programs (including the clinical internships) to both day and evening students:
A one-semester program in which students serve one day per week at a local district court legal services office or at a shelter- or hospital-based social services office.
Students combine doctrinal law classes with different field experiences in a wide range of legal settings, including state and federal courts, nonprofit corporations, legal aid organizations, and private law firms and companies.
Participants in this full-year program advocate on behalf of low-income and indigent children and their parents in school suspension, expulsion, and special education cases in Boston and outlying communities.
In this full-year clinic, students represent individuals in contested family disputes; cases include divorce, paternity, custody, visitation and child support disputes, guardianship and kinship care, and cases protecting the rights of victims of violence.
A full-year clinic in which student attorneys primarily represent clients in housing cases, handling administrative matters before various housing authorities, housing discrimination matters before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and housing cases in Boston Housing Court and Chelsea District Court.
A full-year clinic in which students advocate on behalf of non-citizens facing deportation from the United States and seeking to redress misconduct by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents performing immigration raids.
The center provides representation for children in the juvenile court system, using a multi-disciplinary approach that includes supportive social services and education advocacy. Students in the Juvenile Defenders Clinic represent children charged with delinquency offenses in the Boston Juvenile Court and provide representation in related proceedings, such as probation revocation proceedings, school suspension or expulsion hearings, and special education hearings.
Evening students represent indigent tenants in housing cases, such as summary process evictions in the Chelsea District Court and administrative hearings before local housing authorities.
A yearlong third-year criminal defense practice course in which students serve clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in the Boston Municipal Court.
A full-year course, available to third-year students only, in which participants represent the Commonwealth in criminal cases under the supervision of an assistant district attorney.
ALUMNI PROFILESPaul Cherecwich Jr.