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School of Law

#43 nationwide for placing graduates in the 100 biggest law firms

96%+ two-year bar passage rate. The highest in New York City and #2 in the state.

90%+ 10-month employment rate for full-time JD jobs

A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

16,000+ alumni who give, mentor, and hire + the advantage of starting your career in NYC!

Over 90 Years of Excellence in Legal Education

"I take tremendous pride in seeing our students grow as legal thinkers and adept advocates who go on to make their mark in the legal profession, in business, and in communities here in New York, across the country, and around the world. Employers report that our graduates are smart, hard-working, and practice-ready.

To prepare you to thrive in the profession, we teach you the fundamentals of legal analysis, legal doctrine, and legal writing and then give you a range of opportunities to build on that foundation as you solve real world legal problems hands on. It’s a proven approach to legal education that’s strengthened by faculty, administrators, and staff who are all dedicated to your success. You’ll also benefit from an approach to career development that we call Pathways to the Profession. From day one you’ll partner with a career counselor to identify and pursue a career path that excites and engages you.

I look forward to meeting you as you explore how St. John’s Law can put you on the path to a rewarding and meaningful career."

— Michael A. Simons, Dean and John V. Brennan Professor of Law and Ethics

Why St. John’s Law?

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Faculty & Intellectual Life

The School of Law’s faculty comprises more than forty full-time members, who excel as teachers and scholars. More than thirty adjunct professors provide students with the jurist and practitioner’s perspective on the law. Faculty members are readily available to students outside the classroom, creating a close and collaborative learning environment.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

That founding mission of embracing difference and fostering inclusion in the legal profession endures as our living mission.

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Global Opportunities

We offer a variety of International Programs for our students

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Clinics & Professional Skills

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.

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Careers

You can create your own career path by taking advantage of the Law School's resources. 

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