St. John's Law School

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St. John's University School of Law is a law school in Queens, New York City, affiliated with St. John's University. According to the 2008 U.S. News rankings, St. John's is ranked 70th among the top 100 law schools in the nation. St. John's School of Law ranked 4th among New York State law schools in the percentage of first-time test takers who passed the 2005 bar examination. Ninety-one percent of first-time takers from St. John?s passed the July 2006 bar exam. The overall passing rate for first-time takers in New York State was 79%.

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St. John's Law School Admissions

St. John's Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 41% of its applicants. Comparatively, Stjohns is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 2445 993 (40.61%) 224 (9.2%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.26 3.54 3.73
LSAT 154 158 159

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $53,290 $53,290
Part Time $39,970 $39,970

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $25,075
  • Living off-campus: $22,774
  • Living at home: $8,641

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $60

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St. John's Law School Community

St. John's Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Stjohns is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 39
  • Part Time: 79


  • # Female Faculty: 46
  • # Minority Faculty: 14


18.5 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

St. John's Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. St. John's Law School 1L section size is equal to law schools in New York and 21% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

St. John's Law School: 184
New York Average: 184
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 1034
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 170

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 191
  • Law Journals: 266
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 5.6%
  • Second Year: 1.6%
  • Third Year: 0.4%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

St. John's Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The St. John's Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 90% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 92.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 58.0%
  • Business: 20.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • New York: 93%
  • New Jersey: 2%
  • California: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 92.3%
  • First Time Takers: 273
  • Average School: 85.3%
  • Average State: 78.6%
  • Pass Difference: 6.7%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New York: 78.6%
  • Passed: 215 of 252 (85.3%)
  • State Average: 78.6%
  • Difference: 6.7%