How many applications does St. John’s Law School receive
The Law School receives approximately 2,500 applications per
What programs are offered?
We offer a 3 year full-time day program and a 4 year part time
Can I apply to more than one program?
You can only apply to one program, however the application does
include the option to select if you would be interested in an
What is the size of the first-year class?
The Fall entering class ranges in size from approximately 250
to 270 students. The Fall 2013 class consists
of 263 students.
What is the application deadline?
Applicants should submit applications materials before April 1 to
receive priority consideration.
Do you offer Spring Admission?
The JD program for first year students begins in the Fall
only. Transfer and Visiting students who have completed a
full year at an ABA Law School may apply for the Spring
What are the median LSAT score and GPA score of admitted
The median LSAT and GPA Fall 2013 entering class for all programs
is 156 and 3.39 respectively.
How much does it cost per year to attend St.
The tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year is $49,750 for the full
time program, and $37,320 for the part time program.
Do you require letters of recommendation?
We require 2 and will accept up to 3 letters. We will accept
them from the LSAC Credential Assembly Service and
directly from recommenders.
How long will it take to make a decision on my
The Admissions Committee will make every effort to render a
decision on an application within 6-8 weeks of when it becomes
Does St. John’s Law School have any joint degree
Yes, we have a JD/MBA Program, and a JD/MA in Government and
Politics Program. In addition we offer a joint JD/LLM in
How do you apply for the JD/MBA Program?
To qualify, an applicant must meet the individual criteria used for
admission to the Law and Business Schools. Applicants must apply
separately to the Law School and Business School and must be
accepted to both schools.
Does St. John’s Law School offer
St. John’s offers a wide range of merit and need-based
scholarships. There are no separate scholarship
applications. Each applicant will be reviewed for scholarship
at the same time as the application is reviewed for
Is campus housing available?
University Housing is available to law students. The
University has recently obtained beautiful, newly reconstructed
townhouses and students are placed with law and graduate students
in apartments. Please visit our Housing
Web page for more information about Residence Life on the
Does the Law School assist students in locating off
The Office of Admissions maintains an informal list of apartments
available in the area. This list is updated periodically and is
available to students admitted to the school. We can also refer
students to realtors and online resources.
What is the bar passage rate?
St. John’s Law School bar passage rate for the July 2012
exam was 83%.
What is the Career placement rate?
Overall, 275 of the 281
members of the Class of 2012 (97.9%) reported their employment
status to the Career Development Office. As of February 15, 2013,
220 of these graduates were employed, 2 were not seeking
employment, 45 were still seeking employment, 3 were pursuing a
graduate degree full-time, and 5 were unemployed but had deferred
start dates with employers. The placement rate as of February 15,
2013, for all graduates from the Class of 2012 (220/281) was 78.3%.
When full-time degree seekers and graduates not seeking employment
are removed from the denominator, and graduates with deferred start
dates are added to the numerator, our placement rate for the Class
of 2012 (225/276) was 81.5%. Additional placement data is
available at www.stjohns.edu/law/placement.
Can a student switch from a part time program to a full
Students who begin in a part time day program may seek to transfer
to the full time program provided they have a minimum GPA of 3.0
after one semester or after one year provided they have a minimum
GPA of 2.5. Part time evening students must complete one full
year and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to switch to a full time
What are the most important factors the Admissions
Committee look for when reviewing applications?
Applicants should recognize that Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
scores and undergraduate GPAs are important factors in the
admission process. However, numbers alone might not entirely
reflect an applicant's ability to succeed in the study of the law,
enhance the law school's educational environment, and deliver legal
services in a professionally responsible manner after
Therefore, the Admissions Committee will also consider, among other
factors, the nature and difficulty of the applicant's course of
undergraduate studies; the applicant's entire undergraduate record,
including ascending or descending trends in achievement; graduate
work or degrees; significant extracurricular activities while an
undergraduate or graduate student; community activities; work
experience; and personal obstacles that may have interfered with
the realization of the applicant's full potential and personal
How does the Admissions Committee evaluate an applicant
with multiple LSAT test scores?
If an applicant has taken the LSAT more than once, there will be an
emphasis on the highest score during the review process.
When is the latest I can take the LSAT?
The February test is the last test we can consider for admission to
the Fall class. June test takers may contact the Admissions
Office directly for review on a seat available basis.
What is the 4 digit school code for Law
The 4 digit school code is 2799.
How do I apply for Financial Aid?
The Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) is required
to apply for financial aid at St. John’s Law. FAFSA forms are
available at an undergraduate institution or you may apply online
St. John’s federal school code is 002823. Financial Aid
counselors can be reached at (718) 990-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a special admissions program for minority or
other disadvantaged groups?
The Summer Institute is a program for individuals who have faced
the challenges of discrimination, chronic financial hardship and/or
other social, educational or physical disadvantages to such an
extent that their undergraduate performance or LSAT score cannot
otherwise warrant unconditional acceptance into the entering
class. Students who are interested in the program may
include a cover letter along with their application requesting
consideration for the Summer Institute. View our
Diversity Web page for additional information.
How may I apply to St. John's Law School?
You can complete the application form online.
If you need assistance or a paper copy of the application, please
contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com, or by
telephone at (718) 990-6474.
Does St. John’s Law School grant
We do not grant evaluative interviews. St. John’s Law School
Sessions throughout the Fall and Winter and students can
arrange an informational appointment to tour St. John’s Law School
and speak with an admissions counselor.
How do I contact the Office of
Office of Admissions
St. John’s University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439