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92% of 2016 graduates employed 10 months after graduation

#28 nationally for placing graduates in full-time, long-term legal jobs
(2016 ABA Employment Summary)

#38 nationwide for placing graduates in the 100 biggest law firms, making us
a 2017 National Law Journal “Go-To Law School”

20+ graduates every year start their careers in New York DA’s offices

How do we do it?

Every student is supported by a dedicated counselor from the Law School’s Career Development Office. Students get individualized attention from their first semester on, so they can identify a career pathway that interests them and pursue related coursework and activities. To complement this unique approach to career development, the upper-level curriculum has been designed around different career paths. Students build on their required foundation courses with advanced classes, drafting courses, clinic work, internships, externships, and co-curricular activities like trial and appellate advocacy—all focused on developing practical skills and targeted expertise so St. John’s Law students graduate profession-ready. The Career Development Office offers abundant opportunities to learn about career options and effective job-searching techniques, to meet attorneys in many areas of practice, and to receive advice and support from a team of caring, energetic, knowledgeable, and resourceful professionals.

ABA Employment Summary

New York Schools Ranked Nationally by Class of 2016 Employment Outcomes

 Full-Time/Long-Term
Bar Required and
J.D. Advantage Jobs
Overall Employment
(Excluding School Funded Jobs)
Columbia57
New York University84
Cornell915
St. John's2841
Pace3938
Fordham4352
Cardozo4592
Albany4962
Hofstra6096
Brooklyn77100
New York Law School8793
Syracuse104133
Touro129132
CUNY131150
Buffalo139151

Select Schools Outside New York

Emory4727
Univ. of Texas - Austin2479
UCLA5225
Notre Dame67114
Boston University8690
Georgetown5629

Source of data: employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org

 

 

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Career Development Team

St. John's University School of Law
Career Development Office, Room 3-27
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-6614

718-990-1918 fax
careerdevelopment@stjohns.edu

Office Hours
Monday -  Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.