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St. John's Law Magazine Spring 2022

School of Law

Special Announcement

Dean Michael A. Simons announced recently that St. John's Law will no longer report ABA data separately to U.S. News. Here is an excerpt from his message:

"At one time, the U.S. News rankings provided a valuable service to prospective law students because the company collected and disseminated information that wasn’t otherwise available to the public—particularly about employment outcomes and bar passage rates. Fortunately, the ABA now collects far more data and shares it with you for free. For that reason, St. John’s Law, like many other law schools, will no longer report our ABA data separately to U.S. News."

You can read Dean Simons' full message and view our new web page sharing what prospective law students should know about St. John's Law.


The St. John's Law Advantage

St. John’s Law opened in 1925 to help a diverse and talented student body learn the fundamentals of the law, build practical skills, and uplift their communities. That founding mission still animates the Law School community as our students excel in the classroom, on journals, and in clinics, externships, and advocacy competitions. Our graduates surpass national and New York bar passage and employment averages and proudly join a network of 17,000+ alumni worldwide, including distinguished public servants, preeminent law firm and business leaders, and pioneering entrepreneurs. Recognizing that achievement in the field, has named St. John’s Law a “Go-To Law School” for placing the most graduates in the 100 biggest law firms.

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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.

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St. John's Law is one of the best not only in New York City but nationally for placing 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 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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