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Saint Louis University School of Law

Overview

Lawdragon Limelight

Q&A with Michael Wolf

Dean, Saint Louis University School of Law; former Chief Justice, Missouri Supreme Court

"My classroom teaching experience enabled me to see as a judge how important it is to make the law coherent – meaning approachable and understandable for lawyers and the public. This is especially true when I wrote opinions. I always avoided jargon and complicated legal terminology and tried to write for a sixth-grade reader. ..."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
61%
Number students applying:
941
Number students accepted:
570
First-year attrition rate:
7%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
158
Median:
155
25th percentile:
151

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.65
Median:
3.46
25th percentile:
3.19

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $38,435 $27,975
Non-resident $38,435 $27,975
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $21,172
Off Campus $21,172                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
533
Number students enrolled full-time:
461
Number students enrolled part-time:
72
Number of first-year students:
169

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
48%
% Women students:
51%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
6%
% Minority students:
16%
% International students:
1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
3
Names of law journals:
Saint Louis University Law Journal, Public Law Review, Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy
% of students involved in law journals:
43%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
11
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Litigation Clinic, Appellate Clinic, Community and Economic Development Clinic, Child Advocacy Clinic, Elder Law Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic, Judicial Externship Clinic, Externship Clinic, Mediation Clinic, Corporate Counsel Externship Clinic, Health Law Clinic in Washington D.C.
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
21%
% of students in field placements:
28%
% of students in simulation courses:
153%

Curriculum Strengths

Health Law,
Labor & Employment,
Trial Skills & Litigation

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 63% 167
National Employment Rate 2013 55% 167
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MO 69% 161
State 2nd Largest Employer IL 17% 39
State 3rd Largest Employer CO 2% 4
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MO 70% 178
State 2nd Largest Employer IL 13.4% 34
State 3rd Largest Employer DC 4% 10

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
5.93%
Law Firm 2-10
18.58%
Law Firm 11-25
7.51%
Law Firm 26-50
3.56%
Law Firm 51-100
1.19%
Law Firm 101-250
5.93%
Law Firm 251-500
1.98%
Law Firm 501+
4.35%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
16.6%
Government
11.86%
Public Interest / Service
2.37%
Clerkships Federal
0.4%
Clerkships State / Local
1.98%
Education / Academia
0
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MO 91% 90%
State 2 IL 93% 88%
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MO 93% 92%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MO 88% 93%
State 2 IL 90% 89%
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Saint Louis University
Feeder School 2:
University of Missouri-Columbia
Feeder School 3:
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
Region:
Midwest
Main Phone:
Admissions Phone:
314-977-2800
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Michael
Wolff
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Dartmouth
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Minnesota
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Michael
J
Kolnik
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Notre Dame
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Saint Louis University School of Law
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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