Rankings

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.

Academic excellence

Outstanding career preparation and relationship development

  • #1 for practical training: In 2022, St. Thomas law school was named the #1 law school in the country for practical training by National Jurist. St. Thomas has been ranked among the top 3 law schools in this category since 2014.
  • #6 for state and local clerkships: St. Thomas School of Law was ranked #6 on Princeton Review’s 2022 list of law schools for the Best State and Local Clerkships.
  • J.D. 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.
  • Best LL.M. career development support: The LL.M. in U.S. Law program at St. Thomas received an A+ rating on International Jurist's 2019 list of Best LL.M. Programs because of the mentoring, networking and career counseling opportunities available to students.
  • Best Cities for Young Attorneys: In its winter 2022 issue, National Jurist ranked Minneapolis among the top 20 cities for young attorneys.

Supportive, purpose-driven community

  • #8 for quality of life: St. Thomas School of Law was ranked #8 on Princeton Review’s Best Quality of Student Life list for 2021. We've landed in the top 10 on this list nearly every year since 2008.
  • The results of the 2020 Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) showed that among first-year law students, 94% rated their overall experience at St. Thomas as "excellent" or "good."
  • Best LL.M. experience: The LL.M. in U.S. Law program at St. Thomas was named a top law school for experience on International Jurist's 2019 and 2021 list of Best LL.M. Programs.
  • Best LL.M. value: The LL.M. in U.S. Law program was also rated as a top school by International Jurist for its overall value in 2021.