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Mar 28

St. John’s Law School Jumps in Rankings for the Second Consecutive Year

By Amanda Slutsky.

On March 16, U.S. News and World Report released the much-anticipated law school rankings. This year, St. John’s University School of Law increased its ranking by eight spots to number 74. The previous year, St. John’s increased by twenty-five spots! This thirty-three spot jump over two years is an overall representation of the bright future St. John’s offers its students.

The incredible jump can be partially attributed to the opportunities from the School’s different centers, clinics, externships, and honors programs. One particular bright spot is the Center for Labor and Employment Law. At the Theology of Work and the Dignity of Workers Conference in March 2011, Denis Hughes, the President of the New York State ALF-CIO stated, “St. John’s has one of the finest labor programs in the country.” Moreover, under the leadership of Professors David L. Gregory, the Center has recruited some of the most highly regarded practitioners in the field as adjunct professors, such as NLRB Regional Director, Karen P. Fernbach.

Finally, the composition of the student body community may also explain the School’s rapid rise in the rankings. The student body-vibe at St. John’s is unmatched. At many law schools, the inherently competitive nature of ranking students creates a stressful and hostile environment. St. John’s distinguishes itself with students who genuinely help one another succeed. The student body feels like a family that fosters success. As the school’s ranking increases, the student body will inevitably increase in its size, G.P.A., and LSAT scores, but that will not change the friendly environment.

These highlights are among many reasons that demonstrate the bright future that St. John’s offers its students. As a result, St. John’s can be expected to continue rising in the rankings for years to come.

 

 

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