St. John's University School of Law opened its doors on September 28, 1925. Founded 55 years after the opening of St. John's University by the Vincentian Community, the School initially dedicated itself to educating the children of individuals who had been denied access to economic and educational opportunities.
The School currently boasts more than 13,000 living graduates and attracts students from over 200 colleges and universities throughout the country. The current student body of approximately 1,000 represents students from many backgrounds, all of whom have excelled in undergraduate institutions, and many of whom have been employed prior to starting their law studies. Today, the School of Law's original vision has widened to include students from all parts of the nation and the world who share a mutual commitment to the pursuit of excellence.
St. John’s University School of Law has produced lawyers who have distinguished themselves in practice, government, and the judiciary. The law school plays a prominent role in the New York City legal community, imbuing all that it does with the University’s Vincentian tradition.