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Suffolk / Re: Any Suffolk Students out there?
« on: April 27, 2005, 02:18:37 PM »
Thanks for responding.  So if the grading curve is terrible there, is it impossible to pull As at Suffolk?  Who are the students you know who pull As at this school?  Do they participate a lot/are they total nerds/overachievers?  I don't expect to have a ton of difficulty with this material and I want to ace my classes.  I am just afraid of busting my rear and not having it pay off in the end. 

Also, how many students do you know or have you heard of who got big firm jobs during the summer after their first year of law school?  Is this unheard of for Suffolk?  What great paying jobs do most people secure as a 1L? 

Suffolk / Re: Any Suffolk Students out there?
« on: April 25, 2005, 02:01:27 PM »
I would love to know what the professors are like at Suffolk.  I was recently accepted and received a nice scholarship offer, but need to do really well academically my first year.  I am hoping to ace my classes and don't expect to struggle too much with classes, but I want to get a realistic sense of what the grading system is like at the school.  How fair are the professors and do they reward students who participate in class?  Is it impossible to get As, or is it attainable if you work hard/study hard?  I would greatly appreciates some insight into this...

Also, how competitive are the students at Suffolk? 


Yes- I pretty much bombed my LSAT, but had a strong application in all other respects.  It is a very strange offer, but they are giving me a chance to attend and I will take it.  I think they just want to make sure I am not a total idiot, thus making sure I can pull at least a 3.0 at another law school first. 

I have heard that the curve at Suffolk is terrible.  I am not too worried about getting great grades, but you never know.  I am not sure what the grading system is like at John Marshall, though.

I received scholarship offers from both John Marshall and Suffolk University Law, but plan on transferring to Northwestern next fall (I was accepted as a second year, transfer student by NW, contingent upon me attending an ABA-approved law school this fall and getting at least a 3.0 GPA during my first year of law school).  I wanted to attend a smaller law school this fall, ace my classes and transfer to Northwestern next fall (I do not need to re-apply).  I currently live in Boston and would love to stay another year, but am not sure if going to Suffolk for my first year will hurt my recruiting opportunities for a job in Chicago as a 2L. 

Any suggestions?  Does it matter which small school I attend this fall, so long as I receive great grades???  Does Suffolk have a stronger program than John Marshall?

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