Congratulations on your admission to St. John’s School of Law!
Please check back frequently for updates.
Pay your seat deposit.
Pay your second seat deposit.
(If you are having technical issues paying your deposit, please review this document.)
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St. John’s makes every effort to have housing available to those students who will typically benefit most from the personal and community support of living in University Housing. All entering and continuing law students were able to submit housing deposits through end of the business day on April 14, 2023.
At this time, the Office of Residence Life is no longer collecting housing deposits from entering and continuing law students. However, any law student who did not make a deposit and remains interested in University housing is eligible to join the Post Selection Housing Placement Process. Students will be contacted once space is available and will be invited to submit a $500 deposit at that time. Please do not make a housing deposit before you are contacted!
All students interested in joining the Post Selection Housing Placement Process can access the Form here: https://sjuit.formstack.com/forms/post_selection_housing_form?sso=643569e38e31e
We're happy to showcase the Law School and to answer any questions you may have.
Law School Tour
Admitted students can sign up for an in-person or live virtual tour, or watch a recorded virtual tour on our Connect with Us page. You can also schedule a virtual or in-person visit by contacting your admissions counselor or emailing [email protected].
In addition, you may watch a previously recorded mock law class with Dean Simons.
Other ways to Connect
We can put you in email contact with a faculty member, financial aid representative, career development counselor, or current student. Please contact your admissions counselor or [email protected].
As one of the best law schools in New York City and New York State, with one of the highest graduate employment rates in the nation, we remain committed to being an engine of opportunity, particularly for the most traditionally underrepresented groups in the legal profession. Learn more.
The University maintains townhouses one mile from campus for the exclusive use of law students. However, space in these premium accommodations is limited to 69 individual single bedrooms in three-person apartments.
Housing information and the Housing Intent form is available here.
Your seat deposit information including amount and due date(s) is located in your admission email.
Seat deposits are credited towards tuition charges and fees. Seat deposits hold an admitted student's seat up until tuition is due in July. Students awarded a full tuition scholarship will have the deposit, less fees, refunded after classes begin. Seat deposits are non-refundable if a student does not commence the program of studies.
Credit card deposits may be made online using UIS (University Information System). Ensure all pop-up blockers on your internet browser are turned off. Enter your User ID which is your XNumber (you can find this number in your letter from your counselor). Enter your PIN/password (Sj and the eight digits from your XNumber). You will need to select a new password at your first login. Select the "Student" tab at the top of the page and choose "New Student Information." Click "Admissions," then "Admissions Deposits," and choose "Law School Seat Deposit." This will bring you to Touch Net. Select the "Deposits" tab at the top of the new page. Choose "Fall 2023" and from the second drop-down menu that appears, choose "Fall Law Seat Deposit." Contact the Admissions Office at 718-990-6474 or [email protected] if you require any assistance.
Check deposits should made payable to St. John's University and mailed to:
Law School Admissions Office
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Convocation and Orientation – Begins Mid-August
An introduction to St. John’s University, a convocation event, a chance to interact with faculty for lunch or other fun activities, an opportunity to volunteer in the community around St. John’s, and time to meet your new classmates. There will be orientation events during the first two weeks of the Fall semester.
All students are required to attend convocation and all orientation sessions pertaining to their respective programs.
Introduction to Law
This course is a St. John’s exclusive and reflects our belief that we want every student to succeed. All 1Ls take this ungraded two week course prior to the start of their first semester classes. It includes instruction on how to read and brief cases to give new students a footing to traverse the unfamiliar ground of legal education, including case analysis and statutory analysis. The introductory course also presents the fundamentals of legal writing.Fall Semester Classes
First year students will be assigned classes and you will receive your Fall class schedule in July along with convocation and orientation information.
Tuition bills will be issued and available to view on UIS starting late June. You will not be able to pay your bill or confirm your registration on UIS prior to then. Tuition bills must be paid or your account must be settled with the Office of Financial Services with a financial aid package by the deadline in July. If you have not paid tuition, settled your account, or arranged for payment to be made with the Office of Financial Services by that date, you may be withdrawn from the entering class.
Incoming students must provide official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended, including a final transcript showing conferral of an undergraduate degree. Official transcripts submitted to the LSAC Credential Assembly Service are sufficient for these purposes. Pursuant to the American Bar Association Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools, students who do not submit such transcripts by October 15th of their year of enrollment will be withdrawn from the program, unless the Law School, through the Assistant Dean for Students, grants a reasonable extension for extraordinary circumstances where, through no fault of the student, he or she was unable to procure a transcript in time. If such extraordinary circumstances are present, documentation will be placed in the student’s file.
New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires that all students born on or after January 1, 1957 provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella disease. Information on what is required and how to submit records can be found on the Student Health Services page.
Accident and sickness insurance is available to all full-time and part-time students. This insurance may be purchased by enrolling at www.universityhealthplans.com.
University Housing is available for law students in the DePaul Townhouses. We can also provide assistance in locating area housing and/or a roommate. In addition there is information regarding off-campus housing on our website. Information is available on our student housing website.
Housing Webinar March 24, 2020
While owning a laptop is not mandatory, many students use a laptop in class and for final exams.We support PC and Mac notebooks, and the wireless network makes it easy for students to access the internet throughout campus. Additional Information and FAQ's can be found on the Information Technology website.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Awards
The Law School provides financial aid information on our website.
The St. John’s University Office of Student Financial Services is responsible for creating financial aid packages and assisting students with financial planning. In addition, we have partnered with an independent non-profit institution AccessLex to assist admitted Law students with financial planning. Here are free resources for law students provided by AccessLex:
If you are entitled to a refund due to an overpayment (which is most likely due to taking out more loans than there are charges on your St. John's account), you should complete a Student Refund Direct Deposit Form (PDF). This money may be used to purchase books, pay rent, etc. Once the Bursar’s Office receives your refund request, your account will be reviewed and, if you are due a refund, a check will be mailed to you during the first week of classes. Please be prepared to pay for expenses prior to the first week of classes out of pocket, as the loan refund money will not be available until then.
St. John's University School of Law thoroughly evaluates the merits of each application we receive in detail, and merit scholarships are awarded to students based on a full review of their application for admission. It is our policy to make the most competitive scholarship offers possible, given the applicant pool. In other words, our initial offer is our best and final offer given the method of our review and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. If you are an admitted student and would like to make an appointment with your admissions counselor or with the Financial Aid Office, please reach out to us at 718.990.6474 or at [email protected].
Law School Admissions Office
Belson and Finley Halls Room 301
Front Desk Hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Closed during Summer)[email protected]
Associate Dean for Enrollment and External Relations
Director of Admissions
Associate Director of Admissions & Diversity Initiatives
Associate Director of Admissions
Jung Hwa Reichert
Assistant Director of Admissions
Associate Director of Enrollment Operations and Data