Saint Louis University
John J. Ammann
Scott Hall 704K


B.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1979
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 1984


Civil Procedure
Disability Law
Real Estate Law
State and Local Government
Employment Law


Civil Advocacy
Civil Practice
Urban Issues Symposium
John J. Ammann
McDonnell Professor of Justice in American Society
Supervisor, Litigation Clinic

Professor John Ammann serves as a supervisor in SLU LAW’s civil litigation clinic where students handle a variety of lawsuits in state and federal court, including class actions regarding government rights and benefits, and individual cases in the areas of consumer law (including bankruptcy), landlord-tenant, foreclosures, and municipal court matters. Prior to his current role, he served as the director of the legal clinics for 18 years.

Professor Ammann earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1984. Ranked in the top 10 percent of his graduating class, he received the Thomas J. White Family Fellowship in Public Law and Government and was the recipient of the White Family Scholarship.

After graduating law school, Professor Ammann clerked for both the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Illinois Court of Appeals. He then went on to work for the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in Alton, Ill., from 1988 to 1994. As a senior staff attorney there, he specialized in landlord-tenant law, family law and consumer law and successfully handled numerous appeals.

In 1994, Professor Amman joined the faculty at SLU LAW. Since then, Ammann has directed the numerous Legal Clinics offered at the law school, ranging from litigation and civil rights to real estate, housing and finance. Under his guidance, the Legal Clinics annually provide more than $3.3 million and 39,000 hours in estimated free legal assistance to the community.

In addition to serving as the director of the SLU LAW Legal Clinics, Professor Ammann was the senior editor of the American Bar Association’s Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law from 2003 to 2005.

Law students honored Prof. Ammann as “Faculty Member of the Year” in 2003. He also received the “Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award” that year for his exceptional teaching and advising, service to the community and success in nurturing student achievement.

Most recently, Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly nominated Professor Ammann as a “2008 Lawyer of the Year” for championing the cause of 80 Bosnians whose citizenship applications were unlawfully delayed. Under Ammann’s leadership, the Legal Clinics partnered with other nonprofit organizations and persuaded the federal to naturalize the immigrants.