The School of Law at St. Louis University

The School of Law at St. Louis University

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Michael Kolnik
Application deadline N/A
Full-time program application fee $55
Part-time program application fee $55
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The School of Law at St. Louis University

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 58.0% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.39
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 154

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 58.9%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 151-158
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.14-3.61
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.39
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 154

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 30.8%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 149-156
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.9-3.49
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.29
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 153

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.H.A. J.D./Ph.D. Health Care Ethics
J.D./M.B.A. J.D./M.P.H. Health Policy
J.D./M.A. Urban Affairs J.D./ M.S.W.
J.D./M.P.A. JD/M.A. Law & Sociology & Criminal Justi
J.D./M.P.H. JD/Master of Accounting
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
The Saint Louis University School of Law provides a broad array of opportunities for students to practice law through clinical programs; it has four centers of excellence: Health Law, Employment Law,International and Comparative Law, and Interdisciplinary Study of Law; it offers summer programs in St. Louis and a study abroad program in Madrid; and it offers 10 joint degree programs
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 155
Seminars 37
Positions available in seminars 474
Positions available in simulation courses 1,352
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 146
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Saint Louis University offers students the opportunity to write and edit for one of three journals. The Moot Court Program seeks to sharpen students’ skills in research, analysis, writing and oral argument. Through sponsored organizations, Saint Louis University School of Law provides students with on-going opportunities to hone the skills necessary for success beyond the classroom.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 87
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Typical size of first-year “small section” 26
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 295
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 937
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 111
Full-time students involved in field placements 116
Full-time students involved in law journals 113
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 41
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 38

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 35
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 54
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 165
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 35
Part-time students involved in field placements 17
Part-time students involved in law journals 6
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 5
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 12

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 13.6:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 101
Full-time minority faculty 14.5%
Part-time minority faculty 10.9%
Total faculty 129
Total faculty (men) 51.9%
Total faculty (women) 48.1%
Total faculty (minorities) 16.3%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#101 Best Law Schools

(3) Ranking by Specialties

#1 in Healthcare Law
#67 in Law Firms Rank Schools
#27 in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score 41
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 3.1
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.13-3.58
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.39
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 151-158
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 154
Acceptance rate 58.0% – High
Student-faculty ratio 13.6:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 53.5% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 84.6% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 92.9% – High
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MO
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 90.0%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 930

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 806

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 124

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

First-year students discontinuing law school 5.5%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 8.5%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 0.4%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school 2.8%
Male students discontinuing law school 4.4%
Female students discontinuing law school 5.5%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Jackie Koerner
Financial aid phone (314) 977-3369
Financial aid application deadline March 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $36,175 per year
Part-time: $26,325 per year
Room and board $12,350
Books $1,660
Miscellaneous expenses $6,238
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
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 28.5%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 8.7%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 3.7%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $17,515
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $8,758–$26,273
Full-time students receiving grants 40.9%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 22.6%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 0.0%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 1.6%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $6,590
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $3,295–$9,885
Part-time students receiving grants 24.2%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $120,000
Proportion who borrowed 83.5%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 212,478
Microform titles 114,826
Electronic titles 334,722
Other non-book titles 2,057
Total titles 664,083
Volumes (excluding microforms) 404,453
Volume equivalent microforms 266,334
Total volumes and volume equivalents 670,787
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 116,258
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 103
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 78
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 6
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 22
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 68
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 17
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 77
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 56
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 6
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 52
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 6

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 6
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 166
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 375
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 12
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 48
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 49,250
Total seats available for library users 502
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The 560,000-plus-volume collection of the Saint Louis University Law Library includes microforms, rare books, audio and video cassettes, computer assisted learning materials, CD-Rom databases and computer software. The staff stays current with all the newest developments in research and educational opportunities.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MO
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 92.9% – High
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 90.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 318
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 53.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 84.6%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 53.5%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 3.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 40.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.2%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.7%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 84.6%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 3.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 7.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 4.4%

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

25th percentile private sector starting salary $50,000
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $88,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 64%
Median public service starting salary $48,750

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 1.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 18.6%
Percent employed in government 14.5%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 5.2%
Percent employed in law firms 49.8%
Percent employed in public interest 10.4%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 63%
Graduates employed out-of-state 36.8%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 24
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.3%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.3%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 20.8%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 65.1%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 7.8%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.3%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 3.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.2%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.2%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Career Services Office provides career counseling to both current students and alumni. The Office offers programs throughout the school year to explore both traditional and non-traditional career paths. Assistance is provided for resume writing and interviewing techniques. Assistance is provided in using resources for job openings, such as web sites, employment guides and media postings.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 79.6%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 85.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 14.9%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 95.0%
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) 4.8%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
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) 0.7%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 50.0%