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Academic Programs

Gain The Skills And Knowledge You Need To Be Practice-Ready Starting Day One

The Innovative offerings at St. John’s Law include:

  • Hundreds of externships and internships in and around New York City
  • Dozens of advanced classes teaching the art and science of case preparation, corporate transaction, and dispute resolution
  • Ten in-house and partner clinics that put students to work in the field
  • Nine student-run journals that explore today’s pressing legal issues
  • Six academic centers spotlighting faculty scholarship with real-world impact
  • Three outstanding co-curricular programs that sharpen and showcase advocacy skills

… All at One outstanding school

J.D. Programs

Gain a competitive edge in the dynamic legal marketplace in our J.D. Program and in our Joint Degree Programs:

Graduate Programs

Continue your legal educations and build marketable skills in our Graduate Programs for U.S. and foreign-trained attorneys:


Get direct access leading scholars and practitioners by participating in our Academic Centers:


Build practical skills hands on doing real legal work for New Yorkers in need through our In-House and Partner Clinics:

Co-curricular Programs

Participate in local, national, and international competitions that grow your dispute resolution and advocacy skills in our Co-curricular Programs:

Externship Program

Access New York City’s unrivaled legal and business community through our Externship Program that offers a range of placements such as:

  • Day Pitney LLP
  • District Attorney's Offices
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Estee Lauder Companies
  • Farrell Fritz, P.C.
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • New York City Law Department
  • New York State Attorney General's Office
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • U.S. Attorney's Offices
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Honors Programs

Join a community of faculty, alumni, and experts as a member of our invitation only honors programs.

* Honors program participation is by invitation, and you’re considered for them automatically when you apply for admission to St. John’s Law. There is no separate application process.


Research, write, and become a published author as a member of one of our student-run journals:

International Programs

Explore the law in its global context through a range of International Programs for J.D. students: