• Profile of Suffolk University Law School Class of 2012

5/20/2012

  • 475 graduates
  • Students hail from 32 states and 10 foreign countries
  • 186 colleges represented
  • Youngest graduate is 23 and eldest is 55
  • Average age: 27 in the day division, 33 evening division
  • Evening division students entered law school with 35 Master’s degrees, 1 LLM degree, 25 PhDs
  • Day division students also entered with advanced degrees

 

Clerkships

(as of 5/15/12)

  • 2 graduates will be clerking with justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • 2 graduates, New Hampshire Supreme Court
  • 4 graduates, Massachusetts Appeals Court
  • 1 graduate, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
  • 1 graduate, Connecticut Superior Court
  • 1 graduate, Maine Superior Court
  • 2 graduates, New Jersey Superior Court
  • 1 graduate, Rhode Island Superior Court

Clinical Programs

More than 100 graduating students participated in a Clinical Program this year, with an additional 15 participating in the Juvenile Internship Program.

International Study

41 members of the class of 2012 participated in the University of Lund Study-Abroad program in Sweden.

The Marshall Brennan Project

Nine graduating students participated in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which aims to spark young people's interest in politics, law, and government by having law students teach high school students about aspects of constitutional law that directly impact their everyday lives. These issues range from students' rights of free expression on political and religious matters to school authorities' rights to search students' lockers or demand urine or blood samples. Suffolk students worked with seven area high schools in 2011-2012. The project is a national initiative based at American University's Washington College of Law.

Pro Bono Projects

Students in the Class of 2012 completed almost 3,000 hours of pro bono service. Projects included service for the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the District Attorney’s Office, The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Upward Bound, the Attorney General’s Office, the Volunteer Lawyers Project and a number of other organizations focused on public service.

  • 97 Students in the graduating class worked on pro bono projects
  • 20 students completed 50 hours of pro bono work
  • 14 students completed 75 hours of pro bono work
  • 48 students completed 100 or more hours of pro bono work

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See also

Text of commencement speeches

Commencement videos

Webcast archives

Flickr photo galleries

Class of 2012 Profiles

  • Undergraduate
  • Law School

    More commencement news

    Demakes family video on Huffington Post and Boston Globe coverage 

    Information about 2012 Commencement Weekend

    Contact Us

    Greg Gatlin
    617-573-8428

    Mariellen Norris
    617-573-8450

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