When Kia Motors America’s corporate counsel Casey Flaherty tested the company’s
outside law firms for the ability to use basic word processing and software
tools, all of the firms failed. Kia now is working with Suffolk Law’s Institute
on Law Practice Technology & Innovation to enhance and automate a similar
online legal audit that will be free to law students and in-house counsel.
Students in the spring 2013 class “Lawyering in the Age of Smart Machines,”
created software for pro se litigants to create their own legal documents,
including a parenting plan for divorcing couples who
couldn’t afford to pay a lawyer to draft one.
The iWriteLegal App was created by Suffolk Law’s legal writing program, which
is ranked 5th in the country by US News & World
IP Clinic students are defending the trademarks of small businesses against
challenges by Monster Energy Company and Nautica.
Suffolk Law has teamed up with the ABA and prominent leaders in dispute
resolution to provide free streaming video on mediation and negotiation for
teachers and practitioners.
We’re offering a range of new courses to prepare students for the new world of
law practice, including 21st Century Lawyering, taught by
internationally recognized legal futurist/strategist Jordan Furlong, and Project
Management for Lawyers.
Each summer, Suffolk Law hosts 20 promising college students for a fully funded
month-long pre-law program through the LSAC DiscoveryLaw.org PLUS Program. Only
nine law schools in the nation offer this DiscoverLaw opportunity for students
from groups traditionally underrepresented in law school.
Students in our Indian and Indigenous Peoples Clinic had the rare opportunity to
write court rules. The students helped draft new rules of civil procedure for
the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s district court.