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Gain The Skills And Knowledge You Need To Be Practice-Ready Starting Day One

From day one at St. John’s Law, you’ll learn the fundamentals of legal analysis and you’ll gain the practical, hands-on experience you’ll need to be practice-ready at graduation.

Our innovative offerings include:

  • Hundreds of externship and internship placements in the New York City area
  • Dozens of advanced classes teaching the art and science of case preparation, corporate transaction, and dispute resolution
  • Ten in-house and partner clinics that put students to work in the field
  • Nine student-run journals that explore today’s pressing legal issues
  • Six academic centers spotlighting faculty research and scholarship with real-world impact
  • Three outstanding co-curricular programs that sharpen and showcase advocacy skills
  • … all at One outstanding school.

Centers

Representing a range of practice areas and disciplines, our centers will give you direct access to leading scholars and practitioners in the field. Come and explore our:

  • Center for Bankruptcy Studies
  • Center for International and Comparative Law
  • Center for Labor and Employment Law
  • Center for Law and Religion
  • Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property Center
  • Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law
  • Public Interest Center
  • Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights
  • Writing Center

Clinics

In our in-house and partner clinics, you’ll build practical skills hand on doing real legal work for New York City’s most vulnerable citizens. You can choose from the:

  • Bankruptcy Advocacy Clinic
  • Bread and Life Immigration Clinic
  • Child Advocacy Clinic
  • Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Domestic Violence Litigation Clinic
  • Economic Justice Clinic
  • Prosecution Clinic
  • Refugee and Immigrant Rights Litigation Clinic
  • Securities Arbitration Clinic

Co-Curricular Programs

Through our co-curricular programs, you’ll participate in team competitions that grow your dispute resolution and advocacy skills. Take advantage of these special opportunities in the local, national, and international arenas brought to you by our:

  • Frank S. Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Dispute Resolution Society

Degree Programs

There’s more than one path to earning your J.D. at St. John’s Law, and to gaining a competitive edge in the dynamic legal marketplace. We offer the following degree programs:

  • J.D. (full-time, three-year program and part-time four year evening program)
  • J.D./M.B.A.
  • J.D/M.P.A.
  • J.D./M.A.
  • J.D./B.S./B.A.

Externship Program

Running the gamut from the federal government to the family law firm, from the courtroom to the boardroom, and from litigation to transactional work, our externship placements take you to the center of New York City’s unrivaled legal and business community. Recent externship placements include:

  • Day Pitney LLP
  • District Attorney's Offices
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Estee Lauder Companies
  • Farrell Fritz, P.C.
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • New York City Law Department
  • New York State Attorney General's Office
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • U.S. Attorney's Offices
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Honors Programs

Students selected to participate in any one of our invitation-only honors programs join a special community where faculty members, St. John’s Law alumni, and other experts in the field offer guidance on, and opportunities to further, your career development. Our honors programs include the:

  • Intellectual Property Honors Program
  • International Honors Program
  • Ron Brown Scholars Program
  • St. Thomas More Scholars Program

Journals

Our student-run journals offer you an unrivaled opportunity to research, write, and become a published author while adding an impressive experience to your resume. With such a variety on hand, you’ll find a journal to match your interests among our:

  • St. John's Law Review
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
  • Journal of Catholic Legal Studies
  • Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development
  • St. John's Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • New York International Law Review
  • Commercial Division Online Law Report
  • N.Y. Real Property Law Journal
  • Admiralty Practicum

Study Abroad Opportunities

With programs and alumni across the globe, St. John’s Law offers you a world of opportunities. You’ll explore the law in its global context through our:

  • Dean’s Travel Study Program
  • International Practica
  • Rome Summer Program
  • University of Glasgow Exchange Program

We look forward to receiving your application!