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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 '17 1L Ranks

First Year Ranking Table (Fall 2017)

G.P.A.     Quartile      Rank (%)             
3.940 1st Top Student
3.740   5%
3.506   10%
3.377
  15%
3.272   20%
3.220   25%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)              
3.153 2nd 30%
3.100
  33 1/3%
3.020   40%
2.900   50%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)             
2.820 3rd 60%
2.666   70%
2.573   75%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)            
2.486 4th 80%
2.340   90%
1.111   100%


 
PLEASE NOTE: The total number of students ranked as first year is 166. 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 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.

Spring '18 1L Ranks

First Year Ranking Table (Spring 2017)

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 '17 2L Ranks

Second Year Ranking Table (Fall 2017)

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.909 1st Top Student
3.636   5%
3.412   10%
3.291   15%
3.251   20%
3.183    25%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.143 2nd 30%
3.114   33 1/3%
3.057   40%
2.954    50%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
2.850 3rd 60%
2.755   70%
2.717   75%

 

G.P.A.     Quartile     Rank (%)       
2.630 4th 80%
2.495   90%
2.055    100%


Please note: The total number of students ranked as second year is 193. 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 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.

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 '17 3L Ranks

Third Year Ranking Table (Fall 2017)

G.P.A.    
Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.870 1st Top Student
3.651   5%
3.572   10%
3.476   15%
3.362   20%
3.302   25%

 

G.P.A.    
Quartile     Rank (%)       
3.222 2nd 30%
3.182   33 1/3%
3.120   40%
3.023    50%

 

G.P.A.    
Quartile     Rank (%)      
2.983 3rd 60%
2.877    70%
2.800    75%

 

G.P.A.    
Quartile      Rank (%)       
2.725 4th 80%
2.622   90%
2.183   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 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.

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.