St. Louis University Law School

Saint Louis University School of Law is one of the professional graduate schools of Saint Louis University. Opened in 1843, it is the first law school west of the Mississippi River. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the school has been ABA approved since 1924 and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Housed in Morrissey Hall, the school offers both full time and part time programs. The school is also home to the Omer Poos Law Library which is one of the largest law libraries in the state of Missouri in terms of volumes held.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.slu.edu/law.xml
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admissions@law.slu.edu
Location (Location) St. Louis, MO
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1843
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 93
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 156
Median GPA : 3.45
Acceptance Rate : 57%


St. Louis Law School Admissions

St. Louis Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 57% of its applicants. Comparatively, Slu is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2018 1400 791 (56.50%) 205 (14.6%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.23 3.45 3.70
LSAT 151 156 159

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $36,885 $36,885
Part Time $26,845 $26,845
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $21,410
Living off-campus: $21,410
Living at home: $19,302

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 05/01
Application Fee : $55

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St. Louis Law School Community

St. Louis Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Slu is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 49
  • Part Time : 54

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 20
  • # Minority Faculty : 6

RATIO

13.9 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

St. Louis 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. Louis University 1L section size is 2% larger than law schools in Missouri and 6% smaller than all Private law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

St. Louis Law School: 63
Missouri Average: 62
Private School Average: 67
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 1197
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 128
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 148
  • Law Journals : 229
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 85

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 3.7%
  • Second Year : 8.6%
  • Third Year : 0.7%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

St. Louis Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The St. Louis University class of 2013 had an employment rate of 86% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2013, 93.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 46.0%
  • Business: 24.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 10.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Missouri: 65%
  • Illinois: 9%
  • District Of Columbia: 4%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 93.6%
  • First Time Takers: 250
  • Average School: 88.5%
  • Average State: 92.7%
  • Pass Difference: -4.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Missouri : 93.4%
  • Passed : 172 of 195 (88.2%)
  • State Average : 92.7%
  • Difference : -5.2%
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