The School of Law at St. John’s University (NY)

By | March 2, 2019

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Robert M. Harrison
Application deadline April 1
Full-time program application fee $60
Part-time program application fee $60
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The School of Law at St. John's University (NY)

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 40.4% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.49
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 160

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 43.6%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 154-162
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.16-3.68
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.48
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 160

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 22.8%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 150-157
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.3-3.75
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.53
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 154

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./ M.A.
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./LL.M.
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
We offer summer programs in Rome and Paris. We have nine centers and hundreds of externships available to our students. We have a total of thirteen clinics including Bread and Life: Immigration Clinic, Child Advocacy Clinic, Elder Law Clinic and the Securities Arbitration Clinic. In addition we offer nine partner clinics.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 244
Seminars 30
Positions available in seminars 541
Positions available in simulation courses 1,005
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 215
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Student publications include:Law Review;Journal of Catholic Legal Studies;Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development;American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review; NY International Law Review;NY Litigator;NY Real Property Law Journal.Co-curricular activities:Moot Court Honor Society;Frank S. Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute;the Hugh L. Carey Dispute Resolution Society.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 92
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 321
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 712
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 202
Full-time students involved in field placements 190
Full-time students involved in law journals 280
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 140
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 68

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 56
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 27
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 125
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 13
Part-time students involved in field placements 32
Part-time students involved in law journals 14
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 8
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 11

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 15.4:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 123
Full-time minority faculty 20.8%
Part-time minority faculty 5.7%
Total faculty 135
Total faculty (men) 60.7%
Total faculty (women) 39.3%
Total faculty (minorities) 11.1%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#79 Best Law Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#102 in Law Firms Rank Schools
#32 in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score 46
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.9
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.18-3.69
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.49
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 154-162
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 160
Acceptance rate 40.4% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 15.4:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 53.4% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 87.7% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 85.9% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 76.4%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 935

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 787

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 148

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 3.2%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 2.0%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 0.4%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 1.7%
Female students discontinuing law school 2.2%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Jorge Rodriguez
Financial aid phone (718) 990-1485
Financial aid application deadline April 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $46,450 per year
Part-time: $34,840 per year
Room and board $17,700
Books $1,400
Miscellaneous expenses $4,140
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? Yes
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 13.7%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 14.9%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 16.8%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.3%
Median grant amount $30,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $18,500–$44,280
Full-time students receiving grants 45.6%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 6.1%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 4.1%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 4.1%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.7%
Median grant amount $20,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $10,000–$33,210
Part-time students receiving grants 14.9%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $126,303
Proportion who borrowed 83.0%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? Yes

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 135,599
Microform titles 102,468
Electronic titles 21,815
Other non-book titles 993
Total titles 260,875
Volumes (excluding microforms) 198,223
Volume equivalent microforms 196,497
Total volumes and volume equivalents 394,720
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 100
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 74
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 23
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 2
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 69
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 5
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 74
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 64
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 9
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 2
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 56
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 5

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, law school library, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 5
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 50,000
Total seats available for library users 596
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The law library covers 50,000 sq.ft. over five floors. Like the entire law school, it is fully wireless. All classrooms and the Moot Courtroom contain state-of-the art technology and new furniture. The school features a large cafeteria,atrium and solarium and many additional areas where students can socialize and study.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 85.9% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 76.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 292
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 53.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 87.7%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 1.4%
Graduates whose employment status is known 98.6%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 53.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 43.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.3%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 2.4%
Graduates whose employment status is known 97.6%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 87.7%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.0%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 9.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.3%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $55,000
Median private sector starting salary $80,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 53%
Median public service starting salary $53,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 6.6%
Percent employed in business and industry 18.4%
Percent employed in government 14.8%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 2.7%
Percent employed in law firms 53.5%
Percent employed in public interest 2.7%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.2%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 88%
Graduates employed out-of-state 10.2%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 16
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.2%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 91.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.4%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 3.9%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.4%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.4%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.2%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.0%
Employment location unknown 1.6%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Career Development Office assists students and alumni with career planning and development through individualized and proactive assistance with job searches, placement, interviewing, resume and cover letter critiques, and informative programs and workshops. The office also assists students and alumni networking with attorneys in a variety of practice areas and legal settings.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 72.1%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 96.2%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 20.9%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 60.4%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 4.3%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 36.4%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.8%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 57.1%