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What Prospective Students Should Know

Deciding where to go to law school is an important first step in your professional journey. St. John's Law offers students an unparalleled experience, giving them the tools to launch successful and fulfilling careers across the legal profession. 

The information below represents some of what we want you to know about St. John's Law, but there are intangibles the data can’t fully capture, such as the depth of relationships among students, faculty, and staff. 

We encourage you to engage with the St. John's Law community through in person and virtual visits; by connecting with students, faculty, staff, and alumni; and by following us on TikTokInstagram and LinkedIn.

Diverse and Inclusive Community

For nearly 100 years, we've built a diverse and an inclusive community that is as caring as it is welcoming. Today, as one of the best law schools in New York City, 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 law school and the legal profession.

Standardized Admissions Data

All law schools, including St. John's Law, submit information to the American Bar Association annually. Our 509 Report contains information about admissions, curriculum, enrollment, financial aid, tuition, and other required areas in an ABA-approved format. 

Class of 2026 Statistics (as of November 3, 2023)

  • Median LSAT: 162
  • 25%-75% LSAT: 155-164
  • Median GPA: 3.71
  • 25%-75% GPA: 3.42-3.87
  • Age Range: 19-61
  • 273 students come from 22 states and the District of Columbia.
  • 50% female, 49% male, and 1% identify as non-binary
  • 42% identify as people of color
  • 14% identify as LGBTQ+

Scholarship Support

  • All scholarships for the Fall '24 entering class are non-forfeitable

Bar Passage and Employment

  • 2023 "Go-To" Law School for placing the most graduates in the 100 biggest law firms (per
  • 98% bar passage* (and the Class of 2022 was again well above the bar passage rate in New York!)
  • 95% overall employment*
  • 92% "gold-standard" employment (full-time, long-term, bar-required and J.D.-advantage)*

Employment Distribution*

  • 61.1% law firms
  • 5.4% public interest
  • 14.3% government & public service
  • 13.4% business & industry
  • 5.8% clerkships

*Reported data for the Class of 2022

Student Life

  • 60+ student organizations and nine shared-identity groups
  • 12 Academic Centers
  • 7 academic journals
  • Award-winning advocacy and negotiation competition teams
  • 10 in-house and partner clinics
  • Hundreds of courses taught by top scholars and educators
  • Opportunities to study abroad for a semester, the summer, or a school break
  • campus community featuring a fitness center, multiple entertainment venues, spectator sports, and religious services
  • Spacious Townhouses just for law students
  • A dedicated student services team, that includes a full-time mental health counselor and academic support professionals
  • An in-house food court and frequent food truck visits

Our Faculty

Our faculty of dedicated teachers and outstanding scholars is a cornerstone of the Law School's success. In recent years, we have welcomed 16 new full-time faculty members. Each brings a range of gifts as teachers and scholars that makes the Law School immeasurably better. And, together, they will be part of a transformation of our faculty that will propel St. John’s forward for years to come.

  • Resident Faculty (full-time): 56
  • Other Faculty: 128 (adjuncts/visitors from practice, lecturers, etc.)

Alumni Highlights

  • 17,000+ alumni who give, mentor, and hire
  • A powerful global alumni network

New York City Advantage

  • Located in Queens, the world's borough and one of the most diverse places on earth
  • A law school that opens up global opportunities (including on our Paris campus)