Dean Simons

Dean's Message

As Dean and as a longtime faculty member, I take pride in the way St. John’s Law enables students to transform themselves into lawyers. We accomplish this by taking a balanced approach to legal education. You will have many opportunities for learning beyond the classroom, which will help you determine your career focus and build expertise in that area. Our location guarantees you a diversity of people and perspectives, together with access to our strong network of alumni.

With the ongoing changes in the legal profession, the Law School is focused on placing our students on the path to a rewarding career so they can follow our alumni, who have reached the highest levels in law firms, government, business and nonprofit organizations. Whatever path our graduates pursue, they carry with them the Vincentian values of St. John’s, understanding that law is a vocation through which they can live justly and do justice.

I invite you to visit the Law School and to meet some of the remarkable people who study and teach here.

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