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Quick Facts about SLU LAW

Founded in 1843, Saint Louis University School of Law is the oldest law school west of the Mississippi River.

The law school’s home at Scott Hall is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis. It is steps away from the City of St. Louis Civil Courts Building and the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, and offers students unparalleled access to leading law firms, corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. 

Scott Hall is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis next to the City of St. Louis Civil Courts Building. Launch SlideshowScott Hall is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis next to the City of St. Louis Civil Courts Building.


William P. Johnson
Law deans and administration


St. Louis, Missouri (downtown)


$44,680 full time; $32,600 part time
In 2021-22, more than 92% of students received a merit-based scholarship

Religious Affiliation and Heritage

Catholic, Jesuit

Program Rankings

Health Law ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 16 of the last 18 years

Employment Law ranked in the top 3 in the nation by Pre-Law Magazine, 2019

SLU LAW ranked in top 15 nationally for 'ultimate' bar passage by ABA 2020 data

Quick Facts sheet (PDF)

Unique Offerings

  • Extensive professional skills training and unparalleled public service opportunities
  • Several study abroad opportunities, including one-on-one assistance in securing an international internship that matches your interests
  • Two "Semester in D.C." programs, with the chance to intern at federal health or employment agencies and be mentored by SLU LAW alumni

  • Three law journals, including the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law

SLU LAW by the Numbers


Centers of Excellence


dual-degree programs


full-time faculty


full-tuition scholarships


student organizations


law alumni worldwide


Bar passage rate for first-time Missouri takers (July 2020)


employment rate for Class of 2020, as of March 16, 2021 (based on graduates seeking employment)

Health law
Employment law
International and comparative law
Intellectual property law

Beyond these concentrations, you can develop specialization in several other areas of law, including criminal litigation, civil litigation, entrepreneurship law, taxation, business transaction and more through advanced courses, clinics and field placements.

Experiential Education by the Numbers


Legal Clinics and dozens of field placement options

35000 hours

of free legal assistance provided annually by the Legal Clinics

$4 million

of free legal service provided annually by clinic and field placement participants


students who have argued in the MO Court of Appeals and MO Supreme Court since 2010

Class of 2021 Profile*

Number of students

211: 193 full time; 18 part time

Median GPA


Median LSAT score


75th to 25th percentile of LSAT score


75th to 25th percentile of GPA


Minority enrollment


Gender identity

55% Female / 45.5% Male / 0.5% X

States represented, including D.C.

Plus the additional countries: Australia, China and Ghana

Undergraduate institutions represented 


These institutions include:

Arizona State University
Arkansas State University
Augustana College-IL
Baylor University
Belmont University
Boston College
Bradley University
Butler University
California State University-Long Beach
Canisius College
Carthage College
College of William and Mary
Colorado State University
Columbia University-Columbia College
Davidson College
DePauw University
Eastern Illinois University
Florida International University
Georgia Southern University
Gonzaga University
Harbin Institute of Technology- China
Harding University
Hendrix College
Illinois College
Illinois State University
Indiana State University-Terre Haute
Indiana University-Bloomington
Iowa Wesleyan University
John Jay College of Criminal Justice - CUNY
Kansas State University
Knox College
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln Memorial University
Lindenwood University
Loyola University-Chicago
Marquette University
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Mckendree University
Miami University Oxford
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Millikin University
Missouri Baptist University
Missouri State University-Springfield
Missouri University of Sci & Tech
Northwestern University
NYU Steinhardt School of Education
Ohio State University-Columbus
Prescott College
Quincy University
Randolph-Macon College-VA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst
Rockhurst University
Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
Saint Louis University
San Diego State University
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois Univ.-Edwardsville
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
SUNY College at Buffalo (Elmwood)
Tennessee State University
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Dallas
Truman State University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Irvine
University of California-Los Angeles
University of Central Missouri
University of Chicago
University of Dayton
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Ghana
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois-Urbana
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky-Lexington
University of Louisville
University of Maryland-College Park
University of Miami
University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-Saint Louis
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of South Florida
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
University of Toledo
University of Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Washington University
Waynesburg University
Webster University
Western Connecticut State University
Western Governors University
Westminster College-MO
Westminster College-PA

*Preliminary profile data will become official after October 5, 2021, per ABA standards. 

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