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Suffolk University

Suffolk St, Buffalo, NY 14215, USA
Suffolk University is a private university located in the United States in Boston, Massachusetts and with over 16,000 students it is the third largest university in Boston. It was originally founded as a law school in 1906 and named after its location in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The university consists of the Suffolk University Law School, the Suffolk College of Arts and Sciences, the New England School of Art and Design and the Sawyer Business School. The main campus of the university is in downtown Boston. Today, Suffolk students come from across the the United States and around the world. The once commuter school now has two residence halls, allowing resident students to fully appreciate the academic and cultural promise of their Beacon Hill surroundings. Suffolk’s classrooms, libraries and offices are housed in 16 buildings in downtown Boston. In 1995, the University’s first international campus was opened in Madrid. A second international campus, in Dakar, Senegal, opened in 1999.  Satellite campuses also have been established in Massachusetts at Cape Cod Community College, Merrimack College, and Dean College. Suffolk University’s teaching, scholarship, and research are devoted to educating students in the arts & sciences, business, and law so that they may become thriving and conscientious citizens of the world.  Throughout the undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, Suffolk combines theoretical and practical knowledge, instilling in students an enthusiasm for critical analysis and a desire for continuous learning.

The Law School

For more than one hundred years, Suffolk University Law School has produced some of the nation’s most distinguished legal professionals. In law firms throughout the country, their own practices, the judiciary, or the public sector, Suffolk Law graduates are known for their knowledge, competence, ethics, and dedication.

Suffolk Law School's expansive curriculum combines a strong academic foundation with expertise in an array of specialty areas. Nationally known faculty and a range of practical experiences provide superior preparation for practice in the 21st century.

Outside lies the extended classroom of Boston. Through clinical, internship, and public service opportunities, students earn credit while experiencing how the law works in the real world.

Whether they are enrolled full-time in the day division or study part-time in the evening division, Suffolk Law students share a spirit of cooperation. Faculty, staff, and a worldwide network of 21,000 alumni complete a community that is diverse, supportive, and enabling.

Tuition Fees

Approx.: $63,333/year day division

Approx.: $52,777/year evening division

The Program


Technology is transforming the way lawyers think and work, while globalization is transforming the law itself. To be competitive in this new world will require special skills and knowledge.

The LLM in Global Law and Technology at Suffolk University Law School provides students with the expertise to be prepared for the practice of law in the 21st Century. Specialize in one of the four tracks below, or select from a wide range of courses to choose your own professional program.

Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

Biotechnology and Health Law

International Law and Business

U.S. Law and Legal Methods


The "LL.M. in U.S. and Global Business Law" is a unique opportunity to acquire a master's degree in law without having to devote a year to obtaining it, taking extended time off work, or paying for the cost of living and tuition in the U.S.

This is the first degree program of its kind. The cooperation between Suffolk University Law School (SULS), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., and Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary, along with the administrative support of the Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria, (CILS) marks a ground breaking step towards the internationalization of legal education.

Recognizing that a legal education is a collective process, Suffolk already offers the LL.M. in Global Technology to better prepare lawyers for the practice of law in the 21st century with a focus on how technology and the law intersect in the international arena.

Suffolk University Law School recognizes the significance of internationalization of legal education by offering a broad range of courses in international law. As well as offering an International Law Concentration for U.S. J.D. students, students may also partake in International Internships around the world. The Summer Program in Lund, Sweden provides law students an opportunity to participate in comparative and international public and private law courses.

The new L.L.M in U.S. and Global Business Law furthers Suffolk University Law School's dedication to providing students and lawyers with opportunities to meet the ever changing demands of international legal practice.

Entry Requirements

For graduates of U.S. Law Schools

For graduates of U.S. law schools, a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association is required. The applicant must have demonstrated academic excellence in earning the first law degree.

For graduates of non-U.S. Law Schools

Applicants seeking admission to the LL.M. degree program must have earned a law degree with high academic standing from a duly-accredited foreign university. Applicants also must demonstrate that they possess the requisite English language skills to undertake and complete their course of study. Applicants should be aware that no remedial language assistance is available for graduate students. Applicants who received their law degree from an institution in which English is not the language of instruction must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and must attain a minimum score of 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) or 100 (internet based) to be considered for admission to the Law School.