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School of Law

#2 in NY for "Gold Standard" (full-time, long-term, bar-required, J.D. advantage) employment!

96%+ two-year New York State bar passage rate and a July 2019 bar passage rate 3% above the statewide average.

16,000+ alumni who give, mentor, and hire.

Why St. John’s Law?

• #2 for all New York law schools (behind only Columbia) in "Gold Standard"
• #30 nationwide with 96% ultimate bar passage (two-year rate)
• Above the statewide average for bar passage in 2019, again
• 16,000+ alumni who give, mentor, and hire
• $20+ million awarded in scholarships in '19-'20
• A diverse and inclusive community
• 100% of students who wanted to participate in a clinic were able to
• In 2019-20, students devoted thousands of hours serving New York City’s poor
   and disenfranchised doing pro bono work
• The New York City advantage to your career 

*91% of the most recently reported graduating class obtained full-time, long-term, bar-required employment.

Happy Students

J.D. Admissions Information

St. John’s Law is an inclusive, accepting, and welcoming community that reflects the rich diversity of our hometown of Queens, NY, “The World’s Borough.” From the classroom to internships and clinical work in the field to study abroad, our students develop the lawyering skills, targeted expertise, and professional connections they need to graduate practice-ready, all with the support of our outstanding faculty, dedicated career counselors, and global alumni network. Our employment and bar exam outcomes consistently rank us among the top New York law schools and, whatever career path they choose, our students carry with them St. John's Vincentian values, understanding that law is a vocation through which they can live justly and better the world.

J.D. Admissions Information
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St. John's Law is #2 in New York City and #14 nationally for placing 2018 graduates in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage or for which a J.D. is an advantage. How do we do it? It's our integrated and proactive approach to career success that starts from your very first day.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Welcoming. Inclusive. Caring. These are are words used again and again by our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to describe the Law School. Diversity is a proud St. John's University tradition.

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Faculty & Intellectual Life

The School of Law’s faculty are experts in their fields and care about their student's success both in the classroom and throughout their careers.

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Global Opportunities

From our Rome summer program to a semester abroad or the annual two-week Dean's Travel Study Program, St. John's Law offers exceptional opportunities to learn and live around the world.

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Clinics & Professional Skills

Our 20 clinics and centers will help you develop your practical skills working with real clients, engaging with leaders in the legal profession, or working with scholars on current legal issues.

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