Gerald M. Slater
Jerry joined the office as Suffolk University Law School’s first Assistant Dean of Professional and Career Development in October 2012. Jerry oversees all professional and career development services for full and part-time law students and serves on the law school’s Executive Council, as well as its Curriculum, Judicial, and Public Interest Committees. He works with law school faculty, legal employers, and practice experts to develop new curricula and programs to prepare students for 21st century practice and is a co-author of “Stop Thinking and Start Doing: Three-Year Accelerator-to-Practice Program as a Market-Based Solution for Legal Education,” 43 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol’y, 55 (2013).
Before joining Suffolk Law, Jerry served as the Director for Administration of Northeastern University School of Law's Office of Cooperative Legal Education where he managed the law school’s signature legal internship program. Prior to his years in academia, he worked in private practice at Seyfarth Shaw and the former Day Berry & Howard in the areas of business, labor, and employment law. He is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, and holds both an M.A. and B.A. in Political Science from McGill University.