Saint Louis University School of Law offers a diverse curriculum designed to prepare our students for all areas of legal practice. The majority of the 91 required credit hours for the J.D. degree are elective courses. This design allows students to customize their law school education around their individualized needs and interests.
The first 30 hours of the J.D. program comprise the core curriculum in which students are introduced to substantive areas of law and develop basic skills of legal analysis. The upper division curriculum includes a wide variety of courses, from specialized offerings to foundational bar preparation courses.