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Saint Louis University School of Law
Established 1843
School type Private non-profit
Dean Jeffrey E. Lewis
Location St. Louis, MO, US
Faculty 84 (See List)
Annual tuition
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Saint Louis University School of Law is located in St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University School of Law is one of the professional graduate schools of Saint Louis University. Opened in 1843, it is the first law school west of the Mississippi River. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the school has been ABA approved since 1924 and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Housed in Morrissey Hall, the school offers both full time and part time programs. The school is also home to the Omer Poos Law Library which is one of the largest law libraries in the state of Missouri in terms of volumes held.[1]

The current dean is Jeffrey E. Lewis.

Degree programs

The Saint Louis University School of Law offers students a variety of options. Most students are enrolled in the full-time J.D. program. SLU Law has the only part-time J.D. program in St. Louis. The school also offers dual degree programs. The school also offers an LL.M in Health Law.

Unique Opportunities

  • Center for Health Law Studies

Since its establishment over 20 years ago, the Center for Health Law Studies has earned the reputation as the nation’s leading health law program and is consistently listed as such by U.S. News & World Report. St. Louis is one of the country’s leading health care centers and is a prominent location for medical and biotechnology research. The Center has eleven full-time faculty who are prolific writers in law, medicine and ethical journals; they include the authors of the leading health law case book and treatise.

The Center offers the broadest range of health law courses taught by full-time faculty, including foundational and specialized health law courses each semester. Students interact with leading health law experts, academics and practitioners through the Center’s programs.

  • In-House Clinic
  • Judicial Process Clinic
  • Criminal Public Defender Clinic
  • Center for International and Comparative Law
  • Wefel Center for Employment Law


In its 2008 publication, U.S. News & World Report ranked Saint Louis University School of Law 85th among the nation's "Top 100 Law Schools". For the fourth consecutive year, U.S.News & World Report has named Saint Louis University's health law program the best in the nation. [2]

Publications [3]

Student organizations [6]

  • Student Bar Association [7]
  • Health Law Association [8]
  • American Constitution Society [9]
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • A Real Community Here (ARCH)
  • Asian American Law Students Association (AALSA) [10]
  • Black Law Students' Association (BLSA) [11]
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Criminal Law Society
  • Employment Law Association
  • Environmental Law Society (ELS) [12]
  • St. Thomas More Society

Notable alumni

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District

United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Notable faculty

Practitioner in residence

  • 2006-2007 Malcolm J. Harkins, III. [16]
  • 2005-2006 Vence Bonham
  • 2004-2005 Cliff Barnes
  • 2002-2003 Beth Schermer

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