Law SchoolCommencement 2019
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School of Law

#14 in the U.S. for placing graduates in full-time, long-term, J.D. jobs and #43 for placing graduates in the 100 biggest law firms.

#2 in New York City in placing graduates in full-time, long-term, J.D. jobs and #3 for overall employment.

96%+ two-year New York State bar passage rate and a July 2018 bar passage rate at 4% above the statewide average.

A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

16,000+ alumni who give, mentor, and hire.

Over 90 Years of Excellence in Legal Education




"I take tremendous pride in seeing our students grow as legal thinkers and adept advocates who go on to make their mark in the legal profession, in business, and in communities here in New York, across the country, and around the world. Employers report that our graduates are smart, hard-working, and practice-ready.

To prepare you to thrive in the profession, we teach you the fundamentals of legal analysis, legal doctrine, and legal writing and then give you a range of opportunities to build on that foundation as you solve real world legal problems hands on. It’s a proven approach to legal education that’s strengthened by faculty, administrators, and staff who are all dedicated to your success. You’ll also benefit from an approach to career development that we call Pathways to the Profession. From day one you’ll partner with a career counselor to identify and pursue a career path that excites and engages you.

I look forward to meeting you as you explore how St. John’s Law can put you on the path to a rewarding and meaningful career."

— Michael A. Simons, Dean and John V. Brennan Professor of Law and Ethics

Why St. John’s Law?

St. John’s Law is an inclusive, accepting, and welcoming community that reflects the rich diversity of our hometown of Queens, NY, “The World’s Borough.” From the classroom to internships and clinical work in the field to study abroad, our students develop the lawyering skills, targeted expertise, and professional connections they need to graduate practice-ready, all with the support of our outstanding faculty, dedicated career counselors, and global alumni network. Our employment and bar exam outcomes consistently rank us among the top New York law schools and, whatever career path they choose, our students carry with them St. John's Vincentian values, understanding that law is a vocation through which they can live justly and better the world.

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St. John's Law is #2 in New York City and #14 nationally for placing 2018 graduates in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage or for which a J.D. is an advantage. How do we do it? It's our integrated and proactive approach to career success that starts from your very first day.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Welcoming. Inclusive. Caring. These are are words used again and again by our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to describe the Law School. Diversity is a proud St. John's University tradition.

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Faculty & Intellectual Life

The School of Law’s faculty are experts in their fields and care about their student's success both in the classroom and throughout their careers.

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Global Opportunities

From our Rome summer program to a semester abroad or the annual two-week Dean's Travel Study Program, St. John's Law offers exceptional opportunities to learn and live around the world.

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Clinics & Professional Skills

Our 20 clinics and centers will help you develop your practical skills working with real clients, engaging with leaders in the legal profession, or working with scholars on current legal issues.

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