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Overall Employment Rate for the Class of 2015 at 92%

Friday, April 8, 2016

St. John’s University School of Law is proud to report that overall employment for 2015 graduates is at 92% and 81% are employed in full-time, long-term bar passage required or JD advantage jobs. This represents a notable increase over last year’s numbers of 90% and 74%.

Dean Michael A. Simons attributes the rise and continued success of the school’s placement efforts to the revolutionary approach to career development that the school utilizes. With the support of dedicated counselors from the Law School’s Career Development Office, students get individualized attention from their first day at St. John’s. Career development is then integrated into everything that happens at the Law School, both in and out of the classroom. "And finally," observes Dean Simons, "our students are able to draw on our extensive and highly loyal alumni network."

“We don’t yet know how our employment data will compare to the national average,” says Dean Simons, “but we do know that we are well above the New York average and are number four in the state, just behind Columbia, NYU, and Cornell.” The American Bar Association (ABA) requires every accredited law school to accurately report employment data yearly. Law schools are required to post their 2015 data by April 15, 2016.

Dean Simons continues, “Employment outcomes are our most important measure of success and the key to the Law School’s upward trajectory. Our employment success truly is a team effort involving everyone in the St. John's Law family."

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