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 externship: St. Thomas School of Law is ranked #1 in the country by National Jurist for having the most externship placements per full-time; we've held that ranking since 2013. Our Mentor Externship Program matches every current J.D. student with a mentor during all three years of law school.
  • #1 in alumni support: 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.
  • 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.

Supportive, purpose-driven community

  • #8 for quality of life: St. Thomas School of Law is currently ranked #8 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 satisfaction than students at peer schools on: the support they receive from their law school to succeed in the classroom, balance life and law school, and find meaningful employment; their development of values, ethics, career goals and a commitment to serve the community; and their likelihood to choose the same law school again. 
  • 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.
  • Best LL.M. experience: The LL.M. in U.S. Law program at St. Thomas received an A rating for law school experience on International Jurist's 2017 list of Best LL.M. Programs.