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J.D. Program

Juris Doctor

Our J.D. program is distinctive in that we embrace the importance of relationships as well as the traditional aspects of a legal education. It’s because of this that the University of St. Thomas School of Law has earned top rankings nationally for practical training, clinical programs and externships. We also have an exceptional faculty who are thought leaders in their fields. At the same time, our students report a remarkable quality of life that truly embodies our commitment to community.

St. Thomas Law School Overview Video

School of Law Overview

Get More Than A Career. Get A Mission.

St. Thomas gives you opportunities to start making an impact from day one. You’ll work side-by-side with your professors, while lawyers and judges mentor you through our award-winning Mentor Externship Program. Turns out, when bright, caring people put their energy toward advancing the common good, everyone wins.

Degree Options

As a lawyer you will have the power to change lives.
As a St. Thomas lawyer, you will change them for the better.

Joint Degree Programs

St. Thomas law school offers one dual degree program and three joint degree programs, all designed to help expand your view of the world and diversify your career opportunities. By combining courses of two degrees into one program, you are able to earn two advanced degrees in less time.

A Mentor for Every Law Student

St. Thomas Law’s award-winning Mentor Externship Program pairs you, each year of law school, with a lawyer or judge working in your area of interest who will help you gain work experience, develop relationships and navigate the legal field. The program combines opportunities in the field with thoughtful reflection to give each student a personal view of the legal profession.

Support and Resources

St. Thomas is committed to helping you succeed during law school and after you graduate.

Career & Professional Development

The Office of Career and Professional Development leads a law school-wide program that helps students and alumni navigate the path to meaningful employment by providing individualized resources and support.

Learn about Career Support

Academic Support

The law school’s Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success offers personalized services and leads our academic success program that begins at orientation and continues beyond graduation.

Learn about Academic Support

Law Student Wellness

Faculty and staff work to foster an environment where each student feels connected and supported and understands the importance of making wellness a professional priority.

Learn about Law Student Wellness

Areas of Study

Among the strengths of St. Thomas Law's program is a vast catalog of courses that can be tailored to fit your professional aspirations and personal goals. Below are a few of the areas in which you can study.