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What Prospective Students Should Know About St. John's Law

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 visits and virtual visits; by connecting with students, faculty, staff, and alumni; and by following us on Instagram 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 2025 Statistics

  • Median LSAT: 162
  • 25%-75% LSAT: 154-164
  • Median GPA: 3.66
  • 25%-75% GPA: 3.33-3.80
  • Age Range: 19-48
  • 239 students come from 20 states and the District of Columbia as well as six other countries
  • 56% female, 44% male (for those who identify as male or female)
  • 36% identify as people of color
  • 10% identify as LGBTQ+

Scholarship Support

  • $29M+ awarded in scholarships for '22-'23
  • All scholarships for the Fall '23 entering class are non-forfeitable
  • Over 150 endowed scholarships, including substantial support for student of color and first-generation students

Bar Passage and Employment

  • 2022 "Go-To" Law School for placing the most graduates in the 100 biggest law firms (per Law.com)
  • 94% bar passage* (and the Class of 2022 was again well above the bar passage rate in New York!)
  • 93% overall employment*
  • 91% "gold-standard" employment (full-time, long-term, bar-required and J.D.-advantage)*

Employment Distribution*

  • 57% private practice (most of those are in law firms of 500+ attorneys)
  • 23% public interest & public service
  • 15% business & industry
  • 5% clerkships

*Reported data for the Class of 2021

Student Life

  • 50+ 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

We hired nine new faculty members in '22-'23! Four faculty members earned promotions and two were appointed to named professorships, reflecting their exceptional contributions as scholars and educators. Read more.

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

Alumni Support

  • 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)