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St. John’s Law opened in 1925 to help a diverse and talented student body learn the fundamentals of the law, build practical skills, and uplift their communities. That founding mission still animates the Law School community as our students excel in the classroom, on journals, and in clinics, externships, and advocacy competitions. Our graduates surpass national and New York bar passage and employment averages and proudly join a network of 17,000+ alumni worldwide, including distinguished public servants, preeminent law firm and business leaders, and pioneering entrepreneurs. Recognizing that achievement in the field, Law.com has named St. John’s Law a “Go-To Law School” for placing the most graduates in the 100 biggest law firms.
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.
St. John's Law is one of the best not only in New York City but nationally for placing 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.
Welcoming. Inclusive. Caring. These 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.
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.
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.
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.
At a recent symposium co-hosted by the Law School’s Center for Law and Religion and Journal of Catholic Legal Studies (JCLS), leading legal scholars convened with an 80-person audience at...
By late February, no one in the law school universe needs time off more than 1Ls. But instead of diving into down time, dozens of first-year St. John’s Law students...
With no sand, surf, or slopes in sight, Kansas City isn’t a popular destination for students looking to unwind over spring break. But that didn’t matter to Sabrina McDonald ’23...
There’s no better place to start your legal career than New York City, and there’s no better place to get New York City practice-ready than St. John’s Law.
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