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A nationally respected faculty, congenial, diverse and talented students and a powerful network of successful alumni.

These are the hallmarks of St. John’s University’s distinguished School of Law. Choosing a law school is a critically important decision – one that will affect the entire course of your professional life. For over 85 years, St. John's School of Law has fostered a tradition of excellence – a heritage that we continue to strengthen both academically and structurally.

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Area of Interest
Law, Policy & Government
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours

Our modern School of Law building, enhanced with a state-of-the-art computer laboratory, the dramatically renovated Belson Moot Court Room and several brand new classrooms, is complemented by newly constructed campus housing. The enthusiasm generated by these facilities can be felt throughout the Law School community. New faculty members dedicated to teaching and scholarship, as well as new courses, clinics, centers and programs, augment our already exceptional curriculum.

The School of Law's history of producing outstanding lawyers compels our daily pursuit of excellence, which manifests itself in numerous classroom discussions and interactions, as well as in the many scholarly activities and student-run publications we offer for students and faculty.

Our rich heritage affords our students an unparalleled level of camaraderie, congeniality and encouragement. The supportive network of the Student Bar Association (SBA) and its affiliated organizations, as well as our impressive on-campus residence halls, provide students throughout their tenure here with a strong foundation for building lifelong professional and personal bonds.

In deciding upon a law school, ask the hard questions. St. John's School of Law will answer them. We look forward to meeting you.

St. John's School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-7598
(312) 988-6738

The Law School is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Program of Study
Full-time day program (three years): August
Part-time flex day program (four years): August

Application Priority Deadline for Applications is March 15. 

The Law School will accept applications after the priority deadline. However, applications received after that time will be reviewed on a "space available" basis. We cannot guarantee space for applications received after March 15.


St. John's University School of Law


8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439


Credit Requirements

Required for degree: 89
(Required to be in residence: 59)

Required for degree: 24 to 30 depending on the program

First Year J.D. Students: Approximately 230 Students

Full-time members: 47
Part-time members: 65

Combined and Joint Degree Programs
B.A./B.S. and J.D. Degree (in conjunction with the various colleges of St. John's University)
M.A. Government and Politics/J.D. Degree
M.S. Accounting/J.D. and M.B.A. Accounting/J.D. Degrees
M.P.A. Health Care Administration (in conjunction with LIU Post)/J.D. Degree