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Saint Louis University School of Law

The Mission of Saint Louis University School of Law is to advance the understanding and the development of law and prepare students to achieve professional success and personal satisfaction through leadership and service to others. The School of Law is guided by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, freedom of inquiry and respect for individual differences. As an institution where great lawyers are born, Saint Louis University School of Law is proud to watch change occur through the work of its graduates. As legal professionals who use their knowledge to serve others, the school's graduates do all they can to ensure that change is for the better.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 814
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 151 - 159
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 3.23 - 3.7
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 88.47%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 85.86%
Tuition $36,885

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Overview

About Saint Louis University School of Law

The Mission of Saint Louis University School of Law is to advance the understanding and the development of law and prepare students to achieve professional success and personal satisfaction through leadership and service to others. The School of Law is guided by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, freedom of inquiry and respect for individual differences. As an institution where great lawyers are born, Saint Louis University School of Law is proud to watch change occur through the work of its graduates. As legal professionals who use their knowledge to serve others, the school's graduates do all they can to ensure that change is for the better.

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 1

Description: An advanced, professional study of the law, policies and regulations affecting the health care industry, health professions, health services and insurance industries, and patients.

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.

Graduates Last Year: 296

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.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/MBA, 3.5 years; JD/M.A. in Public Administration, 4 years; JD/M.H.A., 4 years; JD/M.P.H., 4 years, JD/PhD in Health Care Ethics, 4-6 years; JD/M.S.W., 4 years; JD/M.A. in Sociology in Criminal Justice, 4 years; JD/M.A. in Public Health-Health Policy, 4 years; JD/MA Accounting 4 years; JD/MS in Health Outcomes Research & Evaluation Sciences, 4 years

Specialty Law Programs

  • Criminal
  • Environmental
  • International
  • Labor
  • Property
  • Taxation
  • Intellectual Property

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 116
Full-Time Faculty 57
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 13
Part-Time Faculty 46
Faculty Gender 50% Male
49% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 54% Male
46% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 85%
Multi-racial 3%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 3%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $36,885 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $36,885 $36,885

Financial Aid

86% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$44,515 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: May 1

Average Age Admitted: 25

Application Fee: $55

Incoming Class

Saint Louis University School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 152 - 159
LSAT Part-Time 149 - 155
LSAT Total 151 - 159

Saint Louis University School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 3.23 - 3.73
Part-Time 2.95 - 3.48
Total 3.23 - 3.7

Admission Considerations

Important: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA, Resume

Optional: Extracurricular Activities, Interview, Work Experience, State Residency

Rankings

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 94%
First Time Pass Rate 88%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 93%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 50
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 86%
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 39 16%
Firm Sized 11-25 15 6%
Firm Sized 26-50 13 6%
Firm Sized 51-100 7 3%
Firm Sized 101-250 16 7%
Firm Sized 251-500 5 2%
Firm Sized 501+ 5 2%
Business Industry 57 24%
Government 34 14%
Public Interest 23 10%
Federal Clerkship 3 1%
State Clerkship 10 4%
Academia 2 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 20 7%
Unemployed, Seeking 14 5%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 5 2%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
DC 4%
IL 9%
MO 65%
International 0%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Saint Louis University School of Law include:

  • Ben Dogra - Co-Head, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Football
  • Malcolm Harkins - Partner, Proskauer Rose
  • Gary Rutledge - Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.

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