August 28, 2009
St. John’s University School of Law is pleased to welcome
the 2009 entering class, one of the most competitive and impressive
in the history of the Law School. The 315 1Ls are an
accomplished and diverse group comprised of different academic
backgrounds and a great variety of personal and professional
experiences. They hail from 131 undergraduate institutions
and 22 states and two foreign countries. The class is
comprised of 45% women, 55% men and 22% minority.
The median entering LSAT score for the entering full time program
is 161 (increase from 160) and for all programs is 160 (increase
from 157). The median GPA for the full time program is 3.48
and for all programs combined 3.53. The median age is 23,
though ages range from 19 to 53. Of the entering students, 24
hold advanced degrees.
The incoming students were welcomed to St. John’s Law on August 16
(evening students) and on August 17 (day students) by
administration, faculty, staff, alumni and current students.
The first two weeks serve as a means of informally integrating
students into the law school environment. During this time
students attend the Introduction to Law class, attend orientation
sessions and participate in social activities including a welcome
barbeque and student-faculty mixer.
The academic qualifications and credentials of our newly admitted
students are testament to the superior educational experience at
St. John’s University School of Law and our commitment to provide
the finest legal education.