At the University of St. Thomas School of Law, we are focused on providing an innovative and student-centered legal education unlike any other in the country. We welcome the accolades that have come our way.
#3 for practical training: In 2015, St. Thomas School of Law was named the #3 law school in the country for practical training by The National Jurist.
#7 for best professors: St. Thomas School of Law professors are currently ranked #7 on Princeton Review’s “Best Professors” list. The faculty also made the top 10 in 2011, 2013 and 2014.
Scholarly impact: Out of 200 law schools nationwide, St. Thomas School of Law's world-class faculty rank #30 for scholarly impact, using the methodology developed by University of Chicago law professor Brian Leiter.
Unbeatable student experience
#3 for quality of life: St. Thomas School of Law is currently ranked #3 on Princeton Review’s “Best Quality of Student Life” list. We've landed in the top 10 on this list nearly every year since 2008.
Measurable impact: In a nationwide survey of law students, St. Thomas School of Law students reported greater progress than students at peer schools on measures such as learning to work effectively with others, real-world problem-solving, exposure to diverse perspectives in class, and quality of relationships with faculty and other students.
Scholarships and support: The School of Law has raised more than $100 million in gifts and pledges to establish professorships and chairs, and to provide financial aid for students.
#1 for employment: St. Thomas School of Law is the top private law school in Minnesota for employment. A greater percentage of our Class of 2014 was employed in J.D.-required and J.D.-advantage jobs 10 months post-graduation when compared to the state's other private law schools.
#1 in alumni support: For eight straight years, no other law school has been able to match our percentage of alumni who give to the annual fund. Our graduates believe in our mission.
#17 for best value: According to National Jurist, St. Thomas School of Law is the #17 Best Value Private Law School in the nation, and the top among private law schools in Minnesota. Employment is the most important factor in the ranking, accounting for 35 percent.
Career development support: Compared with students at other law schools, St. Thomas School of Law students report greater satisfaction with the support they receive for career and professional development.