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Class Rankings

J.D. students are ranked according to their cumulative grade point averages (based on grades received at the School of Law) at the end of the fall and spring semesters. With the exception of the Final Ranks, a separate ranking is not calculated at the end of the summer semester.

J.D. students are placed in one of three ranking groups described below. Transfer J.D. students are provided an estimated class rank based on the J.D. students in their same ranking group. J.D. students who visit away for one or more semesters will receive a rank with an asterisk denoting the rank is based on the total number of credit hours earned at Saint Louis University School of Law.

First Year Ranks

First Year Ranks include all J.D. students who began their legal studies in a particular academic year, and who have completed the ranking semester. The Fall First Year Rankings provide students with a percentile rank (upper 5%, 10% etc.) based on their grades for the fall semester. The Spring First-Year Rankings provide students with both a percentile rank and a numeric rank based on their cumulative G.P.A. at the conclusion of the spring semester. Fall First Year Ranks are usually available by the second week in January, and Spring First Year Ranks by the end of June.

Fall '18 1L Ranks

First Year Ranking Table (Fall 2018)

G.P.A.     Quartile      Rank (%)             
4.000 1st Top Student
3.633   5%
3.525   10%
3.380 
  15%
3.253   20%
3.187   25%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)              
3.113 2nd 30%
3.080 
  33 1/3%
3.020   40%
2.900   50%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)             
2.766 3rd 60%
2.646   70%
2.566   75%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)            
2.460 4th 80%
2.253   90%
1.694   100%


 
PLEASE NOTE: The total number of students ranked as first year is 177. This number includes 1st year full-time students and 1st year part-time students.

Individual class ranks are obtainable via email. Please email either Jon Baris, Dean of Students (jon.baris@slu.edu) or  Janel Esker, Registrar ( janel.esker@slu.edu)  if you wish to have your ranking information emailed or faxed to you.

If you have questions or note any discrepancies, please contact Janel Esker at janel.esker@slu.edu  or (314) 977-2769.

Spring '18 1L Ranks

First Year Ranking Table (Spring 2018)

G.P.A.   
Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.940 1st Top Student
3.700
  5%
3.523   10%
3.383   15%
3.283   20%
3.170   25%

 

G.P.A.    
Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.136 2nd 30%
3.110
  33 1/3%
3.040   40%
2.930   50%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
2.783 3rd 60%
2.646   70%
2.570   75%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)      
2.492 4th 80%
2.344   90%
1.344   100%


 PLEASE NOTE: The total number of students ranked as first year is 162. This number includes 1st year full-time students and 1st year part-time students.

Individual class ranks are obtainable in the Law School Registrar’s Office located in the Office of Student Services. Please email Dean Baris at jon.baris@slu.edu if you wish to have your ranking information emailed or faxed to you.

If you have questions or note any discrepancies, please contact Janel Esker at janel.esker@slu.edu or (314) 977-2769.

 

Second Year Ranks*

This ranking group includes all J.D. students who have completed the fall semester and are not ranked in the first- or third-year rankings. These students receive both a numerical and a percentile rank.

Fall '18 2L Ranks

Second Year Ranking Table (Fall 2018)

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.881 1st Top Student
3.724   5%
3.515   10%
3.393   15%
3.321   20%
3.242    25%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.210 2nd 30%
3.180   33 1/3%
3.105   40%
3.008    50%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
2.875 3rd 60%
2.767   70%
2.716   75%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
2.622 4th 80%
2.486   90%
1.912    100%


Please note: The total number of students ranked as second year is 178. This number excludes transfers and students visiting Saint Louis University School of Law (transfer students receive an estimated rank based upon where they would have ranked had they begun at SLU LAW in their first year). This number includes students from both part-time and full-time divisions who have accumulated sufficient hours to be considered a second year student.

Individual class ranks are available via email. Please email either Jon Baris, Dean of Students, at jon.baris@slu.edu, or Janel Esker, Registrar, at janel.esker@slu.edu if you wish to have your ranking information emailed or faxed to you.

If you have questions or note any discrepancies, please contact Janel Esker at janel.esker@slu.edu or (314) 977-2769.

Spring '18 2L Ranks

Second Year Ranking Table (Spring 2017)

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.883 1st Top Student
3.642   5%
3.434   10%
3.309    15%
3.266    20%
3.223    25%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.175 2nd 30%
3.158   33 1/3%
3.101    40%
2.984    50%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
2.908 3rd 60%
2.818   70%
2.763   75%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
2.693 4th   80%
2.587   90%
2.143   100%

 
PLEASE NOTE: The total number of students ranked as second year is 191. This number excludes transfers and students visiting Saint Louis University School of Law. (Transfer students receive an estimated rank based upon where they would have ranked had they begun at this Law School in their first year.) This number includes students from both part-time and full-time divisions who have accumulated sufficient hours to be considered a second year student.

Individual class ranks are obtainable in the School of Law Registrar's Office located in the Office of Student Services. Please email Janel Esker at janel.esker@slu.edu if you wish to have your ranking information emailed or faxed to you.

If you have questions or note any discrepancies, please contact Janel Esker at janel.esker@slu.edu or (314) 977-2769.

 

Third Year Ranks*

This ranking group includes all J.D. students who will be graduating in a particular academic year (January, May or August). These students receive both a numerical and a percentile rank. The Spring Third Year Ranks (or Final Ranks) are calculated after all summer grades for graduating students are received. This information is generally available at the end of August.

Fall '18 3L Ranks

Third Year Ranking Table (Fall 2018)

G.P.A.    
Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.865 1st Top Student
3.631   5%
3.493   10%
3.348   15%
3.301   20%
3.261   25%

 

G.P.A.    
Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.219 2nd 30%
3.202   33 1/3%
3.126   40%
3.016    50%

 

G.P.A.    
Quartile     Rank (%)      
2.956 3rd 60%
2.898    70%
2.853    75%

 

G.P.A.    
Quartile      Rank (%)       
2.754 4th 80%
2.649   90%
2.400   100%

 
Please note: The total number of students ranked as third year is 164. This number excludes transfers and students visiting Saint Louis University School of Law. (Transfer students receive an estimated rank based upon where they would have ranked had they begun at this law school in their first year.) This number includes students from both part-time and full-time divisions who have accumulated sufficient hours to be considered a third year, 2018-2019 graduate.

Individual class ranks are available via email. Please email either Jon Baris, Dean of Students, at jon.baris@slu.edu or Janel Esker, Registrar, at janel.esker@slu.edu  if you wish to have your ranking information emailed or faxed to you.

If you have questions or note any discrepancies, please contact Janel Esker at janel.esker@slu.edu or (314) 977-2769.

Spring '18 3L Ranks

Third Year Ranking Table (Spring 2017)

G.P.A.    
Quartile    
Rank (%)       
3.857 1st Top Student
3.624    5%
3.551   10%
3.476   15%
3.380   20%
3.318   25%

 

G.P.A.    
Quartile    
Rank (%)       
3.231 2nd 30%
3.193   33 1/3%
3.126   40%
3.041   50%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile    
Rank (%)      
2.982 3rd 60%
2.885    70%
2.811   75%

 

G.P.A.    
Quartile    
Rank (%)       
2.750 4th 80%
2.662   90%
2.156   100%

 
PLEASE NOTE: The total number of students ranked as third year is 152. This number excludes transfers and students visiting Saint Louis University School of Law. (Transfer students receive an estimated rank based upon where they would have ranked had they begun at this Law School in their first year.) This number includes students from both part-time and full-time divisions who have accumulated sufficient hours to be considered a third year, 2017-2018 Graduate. 

Individual class ranks are obtainable in the Law School Registrar’s Office located in the Office of Student Services. Please email Janel Esker at janel.esker@slu.edu or Jon Baris at jon.baris@slu.edu if you wish to have your ranking information emailed or faxed to you.

If you have questions or note any discrepancies, please contact Janel Esker at janel.esker@slu.edu or (314) 977-2769.

*Second and Third Year Fall Ranks are usually available by the first week in February. Second Year Spring Ranks are usually available by the end of June.