What sets St. John’s apart from most top law schools is the
collegial and congenial environment we have nurtured for learning
the law. Rather than force-feeding the law to our students, we
favor the give-and-take that builds mutual respect between the
teacher and the taught.
As one of the leading Catholic law schools, we seek to foster a
collaborative learning culture. Our students relate to each other
in mutually supportive terms. Friendships are formed—many destined
to last a lifetime.
Students at St. John’s enhance their learning in ways not available
at most law schools. This is done through encounters they have with
each other and with members of the faculty and staff. It comes in
student-sponsored study groups, open-door faculty offices,
relaxation on the spacious lawns that surround the School of Law,
and informal gatherings in the new residence halls.
St. John’s cultivates a campus atmosphere where mutual respect
for each other’s beliefs and positions is paramount. Disagreements
are argued with passion and conviction, but pursued with civility