St. Thomas Law School

The St. Thomas University School of Law was founded in 1984. The School of Law is located on the main campus of the university and includes a multi-level library, a moot court amphitheater, faculty and administrative offices, a computer lab, and classrooms and offices for student organizations. The architectural combination of buildings and breezeways provides a comfortable setting for the study of law, including an outdoor classroom that is usable virtually year-round.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.stu.edu/lawschool
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admitme@stu.edu
Location (Location) Miami Gardens, FL
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1984
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 129
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 148
Median GPA : 3.01
Acceptance Rate : 64%


St. Thomas Law School Admissions

St. Thomas Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 64% of its applicants. Comparatively, Stu is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2018 1711 1080 (63.12%) 216 (12.6%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 2.71 3.01 3.26
LSAT 146 148 150

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $36,226 $36,226
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $24,762
Living off-campus: $23,461
Living at home: $12,096

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 05/01
Application Fee : $60

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St. Thomas Law School Community

St. Thomas Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Stu is Above Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 37
  • Part Time : 46

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 16
  • # Minority Faculty : 9

RATIO

15.8 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : Yes

St. Thomas Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. St. Thomas University - Florida 1L section size is 7% smaller than law schools in Florida and 3% larger than all Private law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

St. Thomas Law School: 69
Florida Average: 74
Private School Average: 67
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 275
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 56
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 200
  • Law Journals : 140
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 60

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 19.0%
  • Second Year : 2.1%
  • Third Year : 0.9%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

St. Thomas Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The St. Thomas University - Florida class of 2013 had an employment rate of 64% with 5% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2013, 89.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 52.0%
  • Business: 15.0%
  • Government: 5.0%
  • Public Interest: 9.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Florida: 84%
  • New York: 4%
  • New Jersey: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 89.2%
  • First Time Takers: 212
  • Average School: 75.1%
  • Average State: 80.0%
  • Pass Difference: -4.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Florida : 80.0%
  • Passed : 142 of 189 (75.1%)
  • State Average : 80.0%
  • Difference : -4.8%
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