Suffolk Class of 2013

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LoveSaltLife
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby LoveSaltLife » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:22 pm

I think I'll be sending in my deposit next week. When I called the school back in January to ask about an ASD, I was told they don't do one. Has anyone heard anything more about the one you all are mentioning in late March?

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby wpc1532 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:04 am

LoveSaltLife wrote:I think I'll be sending in my deposit next week. When I called the school back in January to ask about an ASD, I was told they don't do one. Has anyone heard anything more about the one you all are mentioning in late March?

Hmm. I received a little postcard in the mail Monday about it. It's Mar. 26th. I'll PM you a scan of my card early tomorrow afternoon.

LoveSaltLife
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby LoveSaltLife » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:09 pm

thanks so much! that'd be great.

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BiteyTLS
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby BiteyTLS » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:29 pm

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JacobyEllz
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby JacobyEllz » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:30 pm

WPC, pay no attention to the troll.

Suffolk is definitely a good school. Sure it'll be harder to get a big law job from there but you'll just have to work harder.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby loxNbegels09 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:51 pm

Withdrawn today. I hope it helps anyone out! :)

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alisyn313
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby alisyn313 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:30 pm

Accepted today! Congrats to Suffolk moving to a Tier 3, I really like this school but I already gave Northeastern my deposit and I love their coop program. But good luck to everyone.

wpc1532
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby wpc1532 » Fri May 28, 2010 8:49 pm

Bump it up.

Loans are in. Second seat deposit is in. I've even found a place to live!

Who else has committed? I see a few on LSN are attending but where are you all at in the process?

EastBound85
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby EastBound85 » Sat May 29, 2010 2:45 pm

wpc1532 wrote:Bump it up.

Loans are in. Second seat deposit is in. I've even found a place to live!

Who else has committed? I see a few on LSN are attending but where are you all at in the process?


I'm committed as of yesterday. Probably visiting to find a place to live in late June. Just waiting on loans as of now....

dontblink
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby dontblink » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:49 am

What's up my Suffolk people? I'm officially in and attending the part-time program. I work a block away from the law school, live in the area, and am from Boston.....I am more than willing to answer any questions you have about the city, places to live, T accessibility, etc....

R4NDM H3RO
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby R4NDM H3RO » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:26 am

Is there a facebook group?

wpc1532
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby wpc1532 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:31 am

R4NDM H3RO wrote:Is there a facebook group?

I remember looking up one a few months ago but I think they were separated by sections. I think we get our section assignments on the 6th or 8th -- it says it in the book they sent me a few weeks back, I believe. I'll go re-read it to check if it gives a def. date.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby dgthree » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:12 pm

I am a little late to discussion, last minute decision to attend Suffolk in the fall. Have any of you filled out the MPN's or filled out information for plus loans? I called the Fin. Aid office and they said wait until you receive an email, but tuition payments are due in July. It seems to be getting late.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby R4NDM H3RO » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:43 pm

dgthree wrote:I am a little late to discussion, last minute decision to attend Suffolk in the fall. Have any of you filled out the MPN's or filled out information for plus loans? I called the Fin. Aid office and they said wait until you receive an email, but tuition payments are due in July. It seems to be getting late.


I would like to know about this as well.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby wpc1532 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:58 pm

R4NDM H3RO wrote:
dgthree wrote:I am a little late to discussion, last minute decision to attend Suffolk in the fall. Have any of you filled out the MPN's or filled out information for plus loans? I called the Fin. Aid office and they said wait until you receive an email, but tuition payments are due in July. It seems to be getting late.


I would like to know about this as well.

Yes, I've filled out my MPNs at studentloans.gov about a week or two ago. I would encourage you to fill them out now...like right this minute.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby dgthree » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:30 pm

received my campus cruiser and email account today. Although the email is not active yet.

swlaw4365
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby swlaw4365 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:40 pm

Really, i haven't received mine yet? I wish Suffolk would at least email us with confirmation that they got our letters of intent...now I'm getting paranoid. However, i did get the seat deposit confirmation email....

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby dgthree » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:52 pm

swlaw4365 wrote:Really, i haven't received mine yet? I wish Suffolk would at least email us with confirmation that they got our letters of intent...now I'm getting paranoid. However, i did get the seat deposit confirmation email....


I received an email friday afternoon. As for the LOI you should just call and confirm.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby fenway » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:41 pm

brennacj wrote:I just got accepted to Suffolk as well and Im deciding between Suffolk and New York Law School. Suffolk seems to have a better regional reputation. But I'm a little concerned with all the negative comments on this page. Are they all true? I am definitely an over achieving student (I'm just graduating from college now) so I know if I really push myself i could be in the top 10% of the class, but is suffolk really no that competitive with BC and BU?



top 5% is absolutely competitive with anything above top 25-30% BC/BU (below that BC/BU is more than likely going to win out head to head). After that a comparison is a bit of a stretch. I guess maybe top 20% suffolk>bottom 10% BC/BU, but if you look at firm sites, the numbers (or staff) don't lie. Though there are a decent number of Suffolk grads in some great firms, you have to take into account that Suffolk is a HUGE law school (I think between full and part time it is top 5 enrollment). Compare that to the relatively small enrollments at BC/BU and you get roughly those percentages.

That is not to say Suffolk is a "bad" school"; it would have to be counted among the top Tier 3 schools in the country. Additionally, Boston is a fairly large (and highly insulated) legal market though, so it's not as if Suffolk grads cannot find decent jobs if they are in the top half of their class. Below that, I think you may experience some difficulty finding employment that is suitable to pay off the loans one would take on at Suffolk. Not a death sentence, but certainly an unenviable position coming out into the job market in this economy.

As to being in the top 10%, I would highly discourage that being part of your "equation" when deciding on whether to attend. Unless you are entering on a full merit scholarship, it would simply not be prudent to take 1 in 10 odds--great goal to have, but certainly not a rationale assumption to go into school with. Due to the nature of Suffolk's job prospects, it is known to be an incredibly competitive school--everyone is going to be working hard to get into the top 10%, so you are probably not going to be anything out of the ordinary in terms of work ethic. I think setting a mark for top 50% if you know you are truly committed to your studies is a more realistic expectation to consider in your decision making process.

Again, Suffolk is a solid law school, but including it in the same breadth as BC/BU is simply not a very valid comparison

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby fenway » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:45 pm

*note--grew up in Boston, family friends at Choate, Ropes Gray, Goodwin Proctor etc etc so the information I put forward was from highly credible second hand sources. take it for what you will

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby dgthree » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:54 pm

If anyone is wondering about schedules the fall schedules for Fall 2010 are online, if you want exact classes I can post, but I will post general time info by sections.

1A
M - 11:00-2:15 (1 hour break)
T - 10:00-2:50 (2 hour break)
W - 10:30-1:45 (45 min. break)
R - 11:00-1:50 (no breaks)
F - 10:45-2:50 (no breaks)

1B
M - 10:00-12:50 (1 hour break)
T - 11:00-3:50 (1 hour break)
W - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
R - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
F - 11:00-3:50 (2, 1 hour breaks)

1C
M - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
T - 10:00-2:50 (2 hour break)
W - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
R - 11:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
F - 11:00-2:50 (1 hour break)

1D
M - 11:00-3:50 (2, 1 hour breaks)
T - 10:00-3:50 (3 hour break)
W - 11:00-2:50 (1 hour break)
R - 10:00-12:50 (1 hour break)
F - 1:00-3:50 (1 hour break)

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby wpc1532 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:06 pm

dgthree wrote:If anyone is wondering about schedules the fall schedules for Fall 2010 are online, if you want exact classes I can post, but I will post general time info by sections.

1A
M - 11:00-2:15 (1 hour break)
T - 10:00-2:50 (2 hour break)
W - 10:30-1:45 (45 min. break)
R - 11:00-1:50 (no breaks)
F - 10:45-2:50 (no breaks)

1B
M - 10:00-12:50 (1 hour break)
T - 11:00-3:50 (1 hour break)
W - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
R - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
F - 11:00-3:50 (2, 1 hour breaks)

1C
M - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
T - 10:00-2:50 (2 hour break)
W - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
R - 11:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
F - 11:00-2:50 (1 hour break)

1D
M - 11:00-3:50 (2, 1 hour breaks)
T - 10:00-3:50 (3 hour break)
W - 11:00-2:50 (1 hour break)
R - 10:00-12:50 (1 hour break)
F - 1:00-3:50 (1 hour break)


Oh, nice. Thanks! Are you a 2L or 3L at Suffolk?

I think we'll be getting our section assignments Mon or Tues.

dgthree
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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby dgthree » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:34 pm

wpc1532 wrote:
dgthree wrote:If anyone is wondering about schedules the fall schedules for Fall 2010 are online, if you want exact classes I can post, but I will post general time info by sections.

1A
M - 11:00-2:15 (1 hour break)
T - 10:00-2:50 (2 hour break)
W - 10:30-1:45 (45 min. break)
R - 11:00-1:50 (no breaks)
F - 10:45-2:50 (no breaks)

1B
M - 10:00-12:50 (1 hour break)
T - 11:00-3:50 (1 hour break)
W - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
R - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
F - 11:00-3:50 (2, 1 hour breaks)

1C
M - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
T - 10:00-2:50 (2 hour break)
W - 10:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
R - 11:00-1:50 (1 hour break)
F - 11:00-2:50 (1 hour break)

1D
M - 11:00-3:50 (2, 1 hour breaks)
T - 10:00-3:50 (3 hour break)
W - 11:00-2:50 (1 hour break)
R - 10:00-12:50 (1 hour break)
F - 1:00-3:50 (1 hour break)


Oh, nice. Thanks! Are you a 2L or 3L at Suffolk?

I think we'll be getting our section assignments Mon or Tues.


I am going to be a 1L, but I received my CC information early and although everything isn't available a lot of the information has been updated.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby Bostonlawyer » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:37 am

I would certainly hesitate to drop $42,000 a year on tuition at any school in the Boston area...apart from Harvard.

I cannot stress just how saturated the market is in the Boston metro area.

Sure, there are many Suffolk law grads who work at good firms and are good lawyers. As a pure numbers game you would expect that given that they pump out hundreds of grads a year, most of whom stay in the area!

If you do not get Biglaw you are looking at a $45-$55k salary in a small firm. State is on a hiring freeze or is cutting people. Federal jobs in Boston are few and far between and only go to the top credentialed lawyers. That's just a fact.

If your parents are lawyers, if you get a good scholly, or can live at home or go to the night program it might be worth it....if you want to be a lawyer more than anything. Otherwise you are looking at a real tough time.

I just want people to be realistic. If I had kids who wanted to pay sticker to go to law school....I would say "NO"...unless it was a T%5 or so.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

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