St. Louis University Law School

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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.

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St. Louis Law School Admissions

St. Louis Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 65% of its applicants. Comparatively, Slu is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2026 806 520 (64.52%) 170 (21.1%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.17 3.44 3.66
LSAT 152 155 158

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $39,195 $39,195
Part Time $28,525 $28,525

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $21,474
  • Living off-campus: $21,474
  • Living at home: $18,406

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: N/A

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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 Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Slu is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 45
  • Part Time: 37


  • # Female Faculty: 43
  • # Minority Faculty: 11


11.0 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 Law School 1L section size is 3% larger than law schools in Missouri and 9% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

St. Louis Law School: 160
Missouri Average: 156
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 1169
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 109

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 154
  • Law Journals: 197
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 6.5%
  • Second Year: 9.2%
  • Third Year: 0.5%
  • 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 Law School class of 2021 had an employment rate of 88% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2021, 73.4%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 56.0%
  • Business: 22.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Missouri: 69%
  • Illinois: 17%
  • Colorado: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 73.4%
  • First Time Takers: 274
  • Average School: 84.1%
  • Average State: 87.6%
  • Pass Difference: -3.5%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Missouri: 87.6%
  • Passed: 169 of 201 (84.1%)
  • State Average: 87.6%
  • Difference: -3.5%