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Honors and Accolades


About 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.

Outstanding Career Preparation & Relationship Development

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.

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#4 for Judicial Clerkships

National Jurist ranked St. Thomas Law fourth on its list of schools for judicial clerkships in 2020.

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#5 for State and Local Clerkships

St. Thomas School of Law was ranked #5 on The Princeton Review's 2023 list of law schools for the Best State and Local Clerkships.
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U.S. News & World Report

St. Thomas Law was listed as No. 96 among the country's nearly 200 law schools in the 2024 U.S. News and World Report rankings.

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LL.M. and U.S. Law

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 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.

Supportive, Purpose-Driven Community

St. Thomas Law works to establish a diverse community of talented students, faculty, and staff dedicated to supporting and serving each other, the law school's mission, and the local, national, and global communities.

#8 for Student 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.

Life as a law student

86% Student Satisfaction

The results of the 2022 Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) showed that among third-year law students, 86% rated their overall experience at St. Thomas as "excellent" or "good." Seventy-five percent of 3Ls at other law schools rated their experience positively.

100% Paired with a Mentor

Each St. Thomas law student is paired with a lawyer or judge working in their area of interest to help them gain work experience, develop relationships and navigate the legal field.