Member School Highlight – Saint Louis University School of Law

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Founded: 1843
Joined AALS: 1924
Dean: William P. Johnson

Founded in 1843, Saint Louis University School of Law is the oldest law school west of the Mississippi River. As a private Catholic Jesuit institution, SLU Law is guided by values of academic excellence, freedom of inquiry, and respect for individual differences. These values are evident in SLU Law’s many offerings for experiential learning, public service, study abroad, and more. SLU Law has three centers of excellence, four areas of concentration, and five legal clinics.

Saint Louis University School of Law’s academic excellence is shown in its most recent accomplishment, its bar passage rates for its students. A three-year study examined ultimate bar passage rates at nearly 200 ABA-approved law schools from 2017-2019. SLU Law overperformed the predicted expectations for bar passage based on incoming students’ undergraduate GPA and LSAT scores.

The Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies celebrates being named a top graduate program for the 16th time.

The Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies was established in 1982 as one of the first law school programs to focus on the intersection of health care and legal systems. The Center has consistently produced groundbreaking scholarship and highly regarded alums who can be found across the country and around the globe. The Center for Health Law Studies understands that educational experiences in health law must exist both in and out of the classroom. In the classroom, students choose from the broadest range of foundational and specialized health law and policy courses and learn from faculty. Outside the classroom, students gain significant practical experience working with complex health care regulations through externship placements in St. Louis and our newly established Health Law Semester in Washington, D.C.

“This recognition of our health law program is a testament to both the quality work of our faculty, staff, alumni, and current students and the commitment of the Center, the law school, and the University to our mission of improving health for all by pursuing more equitable and effective laws and policies,” said Robert Gatter, Professor of Law and Director of the Center.

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