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St. Thomas University School of Law

The admissions process at St. Thomas University School of Law is competitive and highly selective due to the volume of applications and the limited number of seats in the entering class. Members of the Admissions Committee and Admissions Officers review and consider each application for admission in its entirety. Two of the primary factors considered in the admissions process are performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and undergraduate grade point average. Other factors include extracurricular activities, employment experience, demonstrated commitment to public and community service, leadership skills and experience, history of overcoming personal or professional challenges, other academic, personal and professional achievements, and St. Thomas University affiliations.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 678
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 146 - 150
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.71 - 3.26
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 75.13%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 71.0%
Tuition $36,226

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Overview

About St. Thomas University School of Law

The admissions process at St. Thomas University School of Law is competitive and highly selective due to the volume of applications and the limited number of seats in the entering class. Members of the Admissions Committee and Admissions Officers review and consider each application for admission in its entirety. Two of the primary factors considered in the admissions process are performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and undergraduate grade point average. Other factors include extracurricular activities, employment experience, demonstrated commitment to public and community service, leadership skills and experience, history of overcoming personal or professional challenges, other academic, personal and professional achievements, and St. Thomas University affiliations.

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At a GlanceSt. Thomas University School of Law is a highly-regarded student-centered law school where diversity is cherished, a commitment to human rights and international law flourishes, and the Catholic heritage of social justice enhances the education of all faiths. One of the greatest strengths of our law school is the profound sense of community shared by students, faculty, and administration. St. Thomas Law is a leader in diversity, boasting one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the country. This global diversity, within such a close-knit community, facilitates a cosmopolitan learning environment where intellectual discovery thrives. A hallmark of St. Thomas Law is our emphasis on practical training, student engagement, social justice, and ethical behavior. Our students and alumni have a deep sense of justice and charity, and fully utilize their education and experience to lead the way in making our legal system one that truly champions the rights of the powerless.

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 234

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Graduates Last Year: 0

Description: An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/MS in Marriage & Family Counseling (3 years); JD/MS in Sports Administration (3 years); JD/MBA in Sports Administration (3 years); JD/MBA in Accounting (3 years); JD/MBA in International Business (3 years); JD/BA 3+3 Program (6 years); JD/BS in Environmental Justice (3 years)

Specialty Law Programs

  • Human Rights

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 86
Full-Time Faculty 35
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 5
Part-Time Faculty 46
Faculty Gender 68% Male
30% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 49% Male
51% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 42%
Multi-racial 4%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 41%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $36,226 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,341 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $46,567 $36,226

Financial Aid

98% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$31,250 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: May 1

Average Age Admitted: 25

Incoming Class

St. Thomas University School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 146 - 150
LSAT Total 146 - 150

St. Thomas University School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.71 - 3.26
Total 2.71 - 3.26

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Important: Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, Recommendations

Optional: Work Experience, State Residency

Rankings

Rankings

The Princeton Review

#4 Best Environment for Minority Students

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 89%
First Time Pass Rate 75%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 80%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 46
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 71%
Average Starting Salary $54,292
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 45 32%
Firm Sized 11-25 7 5%
Firm Sized 26-50 1 5%
Firm Sized 51-100 4 3%
Business Industry 21 15%
Government 7 5%
Public Interest 12 9%
Academia 3 2%
Unknown Employer Type 5 4%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 4 2%
Unemployed, Seeking 46 21%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 10 5%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
NJ 1%
NY 4%
FL 83%
International 1%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of St. Thomas University School of Law include:

  • The Honorable Pedro Dijols - 17th Judicial Circuit, FL
  • The Honorable Margaret T. Courtney - 13th Judicial Circuit,FL
  • Representative J.C. Planas - Florida House of Representatives
  • Mark Romance - Partner, Richman Greer
  • Brett Barfield - Partner, Holland & Knight

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