Suffolk University Summer Institute to Promote Greater Diversity in the Legal Profession

Suffolk University Law School in Boston received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Law School Admission Council to fund a summer program for undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in the legal profession. The summer program will bring 20 freshman or sophomore students to the Suffolk campus for a four-week residential institute that will offer an introduction to the legal profession. Students will be offered guidance about navigating the law school admissions process.

Camille Nelson, professor and dean of the law school, stated, “All members of our society should be represented in the legal profession and we welcome this opportunity to engage with undergraduate students from varied backgrounds who want to learn more about the law and the legal practice.”

Before coming to Suffolk, Dean Nelson taught at the law schools at Hofstra University and Saint Louis University. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa law school and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.

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