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Degree Programs

Saint Louis University School of Law's programs are designed to prepare students for all aspects of law practice. From the moment students arrive, they are considered members of the legal community and are challenged to meet the expectations that membership entails.

Juris Doctor Program

The J.D. program at SLU LAW offers extensive courses and personalized interaction with nationally recognized professors. Students are directly exposed to practicing attorneys and clients through professional skills courses, the Legal Clinics and externship programs. Guest speakers who have diverse legal backgrounds and career experience - ranging from federal and state judges to partners, associates and corporate executives - provide students with a real-world approach to learning. By the time students enter the work force, they will have experienced a variety of opportunities throughout their academic career. More information

Two-Year J.D. for Foreign Lawyers

The Two-Year J.D. for Foreign Lawyers at SLU LAW is a 61 credit hour, full-time program for lawyers who have completed their first law degree in a foreign jurisdiction and would like to enhance their ability to engage in a global law practice by earning a U.S. law degree. The program is designed to be completed in four semesters and allows graduates of the program to sit for the bar in any U.S. state. More information

Dual Degree Programs

SLU LAW offers dual degree programs in partnership with several schools within the University. Dual degree programs are designed to allow students to obtain two degrees in significantly less time (4-5 years, depending upon the degree) than if the degrees were obtained separately.

The dual degree student must meet the admissions criteria for both the School of Law and the school from which the doctoral or master's degree is sought. Application for both should be made either at the same time or during the student's first year of enrollment in the School of Law. Dual degree students are required to complete a minimum of 82 hours in the School of Law. 

Dual Degree Opportunities >
  • Juris Doctor and Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Ethics
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Accounting
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Law and Sociology & Anthropology
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Urban Planning and Development
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Health Administration
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health - Health Policy
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Health Outcomes Research & Evaluation Sciences
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work

LL.M. Programs

For those already possessing a law degree, SLU LAW offers two Masters of Laws (LL.M.) programs. The Center for Health Law Studies offers the LL.M. in Health Law. For those holding a degree of law from a foreign country, the LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers pro­gram offers opportunities to study the American legal system.

Other Programs

Graduate Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

Students can earn a Graduate Minor in Women's and Gender Studies from the Women's and Gender Studies Program within the regular time to earn a J.D. Students can complete this minor by taking the following courses in the Women's and Gender Studies program: 1) Feminist Theory (3 hours) and 2) Feminist Epistemologies (3 hours), and a law school course approved by the Women's and Gender Studies Program. The six hours of courses in Women's and Gender Studies can apply to the 91 hours required to earn the J.D. Students interested in this minor program should contact Professor Constance Wagner in the School of Law. Further information is available on the Women's and Gender Studies website.