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2020 St. John's Law

School of Law

"Gold Standard" (full-time, long-term, bar-required, J.D. advantage) employment above 92%!

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.

Welcome incoming 1Ls! Orientation and Introduction to Law begin August 17th.

Message from the Dean

Dear Friends,

Back in March, when New York City started to shelter in place, we moved 140 classes taught by 39 full-time and 85 adjunct faculty members completely online in just three days. In just a few more days, all of our operations—career development, student services, alumni relations, and more—were fully remote. The Law School building was eerily quiet then. But it was gratifying to know that elsewhere—all over really—our students were learning and the mission of the Law School was continuing.

Fast forward five months, and we are about to start our New Student Orientation. The students and faculty who will be in the building will be keeping a social distance and diligently wearing masks. Other students will be joining us virtually from near and far. And, as I always do, I will ask them all to look to their left and look to their right—at the strangers who will become classmates, close friends, partners, and colleagues.

Whether we are in person or remote, teaching and learning are happening and a community is building. It's a wonderful thing to be a part of. As I noted back in March: It’s not the building that defines us; it’s the people—all working together to create something: lawyers that our world sorely needs.

Welcome, entering Class of 2020. We are so glad that you're here.

Dean Simons

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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