TABLE OF CONTENTS DEAN’S WELCOME 1 ABOUT SLU LAW 3 J.D. PROGRAM 4 AREAS OF CONCENTRATION 7 LAW JOURNALS 7 DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS 7 COURSE REQUIREMENTS 9 UPPER DIVISION CURRICULUM 10 FACULT Y 13 STUDENT COMMUNIT Y 18 LEG AL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY 20 PROFESSIONAL SKILLS 23 STUDENT CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 23 SOCIAL JUSTICE 29 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 32 ALUMNI 34 SCOTT HALL 36 EXPLORE ST. LOUIS 38 APPLY TO LAW SCHOOL 40 APPLICATION CHECKLIST 41 PAYING FOR LAW SCHOOL 42 TUITION & FEES 44
DEAN’S WELCOME MISSION STATEMENT
Thank you for your interest in Saint Louis University School of Law. We’re delighted for you to advance the understanding and see the excellence achieved by our students and faculty,Toand the sense of community and the development of law and prepare service that sets our law school apart from so many. students to achieve professional While it is certainly an exciting time for you as you choose the right to pursue your law success andschool personal satisfaction degree, it is also an incredibly exciting time for us as wethrough begin a leadership new chapter in SLU LAW’s and service to history with our new downtown building. others. Saint Louis University School of Lawit’s is guided by the Jesuit Any new beginning comes with great opportunities. For you, perhaps the opportunity to fulfill tradition of academic excellence, a lifelong dream, to launch a new career or to enhance skills in your current profession. freedom of inquiry and respect for For SLU LAW, the opportunity to move to the bustling heart of downtown St. Louis will transform individual differences. the law school and further strengthen our ability to enhance students’ educational experience and put them on a path towards successful and enriching careers. Scott Hall is located next door to the Civil Courts Building, a block away from the criminal courts and City Hall, three blocks away from the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and within easy walking distance to numerous law firms and government agencies. This proximity will allow you to spend more time with the practicing bar and judges, not just at the courthouse or attorneys’ offices, but in the law school itself. It is in our new building where the legal community will have easier accessibility to teach, mentor and work with our students. Please visit us at law.slu.edu to learn more about the School of Law. Once you get to know us, we’d love to see you on campus to show you what makes SLU LAW such a special place.
MICHAEL A. WOLFF
DEAN AND PRO F ESSO R
YOUR LIFE IN THE LAW BEGINS HERE. 2
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
SLU LAW OFFERS: Concentrations in nine areas of law
Founded in 1843, Saint Louis University School of Law is the oldest law school offerings and extensive clinical and professional skills experiences provide
Four centers of excellence, including the nation’s premier Center for Health Law Studies
students with a well-rounded legal education.
10 Dual-degree programs
The law school’s new home at Scott Hall is located in the heart of downtown
Opportunities to study abroad
St. Louis and offers students unparalleled access to leading law firms,
A part-time program for working adults
west of the Mississippi River. The strength of the faculty, breadth of course
corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. The City of St. Louis Civil Courts Building and the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse are mere steps away – giving students a unique opportunity to see the law in action. SLU LAW will challenge your intellect, develop your passion for the law and help you build lifelong connections with the greater legal community.
Extensive professional skills training through the Legal Clinics, moot court and trial advocacy programs for careers in litigation, transactional and nontraditional legal practice Merit-based scholarships, including 10 full-tuition scholarships Unparalleled public service opportunities A wealth of externship placements including the Semester in D.C. programs
EXPERIENCE AN EXCEPTIONAL LEGAL EDUCATION
The School of Law does not merely produce lawyers – it instills its graduates with the desire to respect the law and those whom we serve. Not only are we taught to be advocates, but we are also compelled to serve with dignity and respect. Not only are we taught the practice of law, but we are also compelled to reach out to those in need. THE HONORABLE HENRY AUTREY (’77) U N I T E D STAT E S D I ST R I CT JU D G E, E ASTER N D I ST R I C T O F MISSOU R I
J.D. PROGRAM The J.D. program at SLU LAW offers a wide range of courses and personalized interaction with nationally recognized professors. Students are directly exposed to practicing attorneys and clients through professional skills courses, the Legal Clinics and externship programs. With diverse legal backgrounds, guest speakers such as federal and state judges, law firm partners, nonprofit directors and corporate executives provide students with a real-world approach to learning. By the time students enter the work force, they will have experienced a variety of opportunities necessary to succeed. During their first year, students are required to take a set of core courses that provide a fundamental understanding of the law. After the core course requirements have been satisfied, students are able to select from more than 200 elective courses and seminars. For part-time students, core courses are completed during the first four semesters.
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PART-TIME PROGRAM The part-time program at SLU LAW provides working adults with an opportunity to earn a law degree while continuing their professional lives. The program’s graduation requirements are identical to the full-time program; the only difference is the length of time it takes students to earn a degree. In the part-time program (day or evening), students can earn a law degree in four years with summer attendance or five years without summer attendance. SLU LAW’s many professional and public service opportunities can significantly augment the traditional law school experience. Our student organizations also offer opportunities specifically tailored for nontraditional students, including the law journals and Student Bar Association meetings and events. ACADEMIC ADVISING AND BAR PREPARATION Throughout their law school career, students can receive support with writing, note-taking and outlining, exam preparation and Bar preparation assistance (begins first year and extends beyond graduation).
SIDNEY D. WATSON P RO F E S SO R
PURSUE A SPECIALTY CHOOSE FROM NINE CONCENTRATION PROGRAMS, INCLUDING THE NATION’S PREMIER HEALTH LAW PROGRAM. AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
Business Transactional Law
Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy
J.D./Master of Accounting
Civil Litigation Skills Criminal Litigation Skills Employment Law Health Law Intellectual Property Law International and Comparative Law Taxation Urban Development, Land Use and Environmental Law
Saint Louis University Law Journal Saint Louis University Public Law Review
J.D./Master of Business Administration J.D./Master of Health Administration J.D./Master of Arts in Public Administration J.D./Master of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice J.D./Master of Public Health J.D./Master of Public Health – Health Policy J.D./Master of Social Work J.D./Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Ethics J.D./Master of Science in Health Outcomes Research & Evaluation Sciences
BUILD ON A STRONG LEGAL FOUNDATION FULL-TIME DAY COURSE REQUIREMENTS 91 CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE FIRST SEMESTER Civil Procedure I (2) Contracts I (3) Criminal Law (3) Legal Research and Writing I (3) Torts (4) SECOND SEMESTER Civil Procedure II (3) Constitutional Law I (3) Contracts II (2) Legal Research and Writing II (3) Property (4) UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES Humanities Course or Seminar (2-3) Legal Profession (Professional Ethics) (3) Professional Skills Course (1-3) Seminar (2)
PART-TIME EVENING COURSE REQUIREMENTS 91 CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE FIRST SEMESTER Contracts I (2) Legal Research and Writing I (3) Torts (4) SECOND SEMESTER Contracts II (3) Criminal Law (3) Legal Research and Writing II (3) THIRD SEMESTER Civil Procedure I (2) Constitutional Law I (3) Property (4) FOURTH SEMESTER Civil Procedure II (3) Electives (up to 8 hours) UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES Humanities Course or Seminar (2-3) Legal Profession (Professional Ethics) (3) Professional Skills Course (1-3) Seminar (2)
PART-TIME DAY COURSE REQUIREMENTS 91 CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE There are two options for Part-Time Day: an 11-hour schedule (listed below) or an 8-hour schedule, which postpones the asterisked courses (below) until semesters three and four respectively. FIRST SEMESTER Contracts I (3) Legal Research and Writing I (3) Civil Procedure I (2) Criminal Law* (3) SECOND SEMESTER Contracts II (2) Legal Research and Writing II (3) Civil Procedure II (3) Constitutional Law I* (3) THIRD SEMESTER Torts (4) Electives (up to 7 Hours) FOURTH SEMESTER Property (4) Legal Profession (3) Electives (up to 4 Hours) UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES Humanities Course or Seminar (2-3) Legal Profession (Professional Ethics) (3) Professional Skills Course (1-3) Seminar (2)
UPPER DIVISION CURRICULUM The School of Law offers a robust selection of courses and seminars in diverse areas of law that reflect a commitment to public service and professional ethics. Students who have completed core first-year courses select courses ranging from traditional bar preparation classes to highly specialized legal topics to supervised clinical practice. SLU LAW also offers opportunities for students to participate in (and receive credit for) one of three student-run law journals as well as develop critical legal skills in areas such as appellate advocacy, trial practice and client counseling. Students interested in specializing may choose from one of nine concentration programs. The following courses and seminars were offered in 20122013 or are offered in 2013-2014. (H): HUMANITIES (PS): PROFESSIONAL SKILLS 10
COURSES Administrative Law Admiralty Law Advanced Commercial & Business Transactions (PS) Advanced Legal Analysis & Bar Examination Strategies Advanced Legal Research (PS) Advanced Real Estate Transactions (PS) Alternative Dispute Resolution American Legal History (H) Anatomy of a Patent (PS) Antitrust Law Applied Mediation Clinic (PS) Applied Mediation Skills (PS) Banking Regulations & Transactions Bankruptcy Bioethics and the Law (H) Biotechnology Law & Policy Business Associations Civil Advocacy (PS) Civil Advocacy Clinics I & II (PS) (Areas include General Litigation, Child Advocacy, Community & Economic Development, Elder Law, Family Law & Immigration Law) Civil & Political Rights of Immigrants Civil Practice (PS) Civil Rights Law Client Counseling I (PS)
Commercial Transactions Comparative Law (H) Competition Based Advocacy (PS) (Includes opportunities to compete in multiple trial and appellate advocacy competitions as well as client counseling, negotiations and the national Health Law Transactional Competition) Complex Litigation Conflict of Laws Constitutional Law II Copyright Corporate Counsel Practicum Corporate Finance (PS) Corporate Tax Criminal Defense Advocacy (PS) Criminal Defense Clinic I & II (PS) Criminal Procedure-Adjudication Criminal Procedure-Investigation Directed Research Disability Law Domestic Relation Practice (PS) Education Law Elder Law Employment Discrimination Employment Law Agency Practice (PS) Employment Law Semester in D.C. Employment Relations Entertainment Law Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions (PS)
Environmental Law Estate Planning (PS) European Human Rights (H) European Union Law (H) Evidence Externship Clinic I & II (PS) Family Law FDA Law & Policy Federal Courts Federal Criminal Prosecution (PS) Fiduciary Taxation First Amendment Forensic Evidence (PS) Fraud, Abuse & Health Care (PS) Global & Economic Justice: Perspectives on Inequality Health Care Law Health Care Quality Health Law Agency Practice (PS) Health Law, Policy & Advocacy: Grassroots Advocacy Health Law, Policy & Advocacy: Legislative Advocacy Health Law Semester in D.C. Health Care Finance & Business Planning (PS) HIPAA Privacy Law History, Impact & Regulation of Consumer Credit (H) Immigration Law Income Tax of Trusts & Estates Innovation in Medicine & Medical
Device Regulation Intellectual Property Research Law Intellectual Property Survey International Banking & Finance Law International Business Transactions International & Comparative Employment Law International Criminal Law International Human Rights (H) International Intellectual Property Law International Law International Taxation International Trade International Tribunals Journal of Health Law & Policy Judicial Ethics & Court Procedure (PS) Judicial Process Externship (PS) Judicial Process: Missouri Court of Appeals (PS) Jurisprudence (H) Jury Instructions (PS) Juvenile Law Labor Law Land Use Control Law & Policy of Corrections (H) Law & Social Change (H) Law in Real Life: Anthropology of Law Law Journal Law Practice Management (PS) Lawyering Practice (PS) Legal Issues in Hospital Governance & Patient Care
Legal & Policy Issues in Health Inequities Legal Professions Legal Research Teaching Assistant Legislation Moot Court I & II (PS) Moot Court Board National Security Law Negotiations (PS) Partnership Taxation Patent Law Poverty Law Practice Pre-Trial Litigation Skills (PS) Psychology in the Courtroom Public Health Law Public Law Review Public Right of Way Service Learning Project Real Estate Transactions Remedies Research Methods in International & Foreign Law (PS) Secured Transactions Securities Regulation Sports Law: Labor Wrangling (PS) State & Local Taxation (PS) State & Local Government Law State Constitutional Law Taxation Trademark & Unfair Competition Transactional Drafting (PS)
Transactional Health Care Practice (PS) Trial Advocacy I (PS) Trial Advocacy II – Civil, Criminal & Family Law Sections (PS) Trusts & Estates Unions & Their Members Urban Housing & Development Urban Issues Symposium Workers’ Compensation Law Youth in Government
SEMINARS Access to Health Care: Health Reform Advanced Topics in Labor Law American Presidency (H) Animal Law Canon Law (H) Citizenship, Human Rights & Social Justice (H) Comparative Criminal Procedure Competition & Regulation in Health Care Complementary & Alternative Medicine Complex Litigation Copyright Music/New Media Corporate Governance Corporate Social Responsibility (H) Critical Race Theory (H) Current Issues in Employment Law Death Penalty (H)
Education Law ERISA & Employee Benefits Evidence Famous Trials Federalism Federalism, Multicultural & Legal Pluralism (H) Founder’s Constitution (H) Gender & Culture: Theory and Practice (H) Issues in Non-profit Organizations Justice Brandeis (H) Labor Arbitration Law & Philosophy (H) Law & Psychiatry (H) Legal History: The Regulation of Vice (H) Methland Political, Social & Economic Issues in Higher Education Privacy and the Family Public Health Emergency & Biosecurity Regulation of Human Research (H) Sentencing Law & Policy Sustainable Urban Development Tax Policy Theories of Constituional Interpretation (H) Thomas Eagleton & Public Law Trademark White Collar Crime 11
C O- DI R EC TO R , CE N T E R FO R H E ALT H LAW ST UD I E S; P ROFESSOR
DEDICATED FACULTY The faculty at SLU LAW are leaders in scholarship, teaching and service. Their research advances the study and practice of law and their commitment is apparent from the first day of class. Drawing from their legal expertise and experience, the faculty work closely with students, guiding them through the complexities of the law. SLU LAW faculty are regularly sought out to provide legal expertise. Faculty members influence national policy and legislation by providing expert testimony to Congress, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Faculty recently conducted media interviews and placed op-eds in outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, MSNBC.com, Newsweek.
FULL-TIME SLU LAW FACULTY
com, Los Angeles Times, San Antonio Express News, Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, Des Moines Register and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Faculty are also well-known for their scholarly essays, law review articles, chapters and book reviews. Their recent publications appear in such prestigious journals as the Columbia Law Review; William & Mary Law Review; Arizona Law Review; Washington University Law Journal; Presidential Studies Quarterly; American Journal of Comparative Law; Tulane Law Review; Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics; Indiana Law Review; Cardozo Law Review; University of Toronto Law Journal; Florida State University Law Review; Michigan Law Review; Michigan State Law Review; LSU Law Review and Wisconsin Law Review.
I love watching students take ownership of cases. There is a tangible sense of responsibility and excitement when a student knows that a client is relying on them. Our work is known in courthouses, social service agencies, homeless shelters and City Hall. I donâ€™t believe there is another educational institution that can equal our clinical program in terms of direct impact on a community. BRENDAN ROEDIGER
SUPERVIS OR, L I T I G AT I ON C L I NI C ; ASSISTANT P ROFES S OR
900+ YEARS COMBINED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
FACULTY The following is a listing of the SLU LAW full-time faculty and law courses they have recently taught or plan to teach during the 2013-2014 academic year.
JOHN J. AMMANN
SUPERVISO R, LIT IG AT IO N CLINIC; PRO FESSO R Civil Advocacy Class & Civil Advocacy Clinic I & II, Civil Practice
MATTHEW T. BODIE
PRO FESSO R Contracts, Employment Relations, Labor Law
S. PAIGE CANFIELD
DIRECTO R, APPELLAT E ADVO CACY; ASSO CIAT E PRO F ESSO R Competition Based Advocacy, Moot Court I & II, Moot Court Board
MIRIAM A. CHERRY
PRO FESSO R Business Associations, Contracts, Employment Relations
JOSEPH A. CUSTER
DIRECTO R, LAW LIBRARY; ASSISTANT PRO F ESSO R Advanced Legal Research, Electronic Discovery
H EALT H LAW & PO LICY F ELLOW Heath Law, Policy & Advocacy
KELLY K. DINEEN
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ASSISTANT PRO F ESSO R Bioethics & the Law, Innovation in Medicine & Medical Device Regulation
ISAAK I. DORE
PRO F ESSO R Constitutional Law I, International Law, Seminar-Law & Philosophy
ASSISTANT P ROFES S OR National Security Law, Property, Law in Real Life: Anthropology of Law
SUSAN A. FITZGIBBON
CO-DIRECTOR, WILLIAM C. WEFEL CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT LAW; PROFESSOR Alternative Dispute Resolution, Contracts, Labor Law
CHAD W. FLANDERS
ASSISTANT P ROFES S OR Criminal Law, Election Law & Voting Rights, First Amendment, Religion & the First Amendment
BRADLEY E. S. FOGEL
PRO F ESSO R Business Associations, Property, Trusts & Estates
CO -DIRECTOR, C ENT ER FOR H EA LT H LAW ST UDIE S ; P ROFES S OR Administrative Law, Contracts, Health Care Law, Health Law Semester in D.C., Public Health Law
BARBARA J. GILCHRIST
I N T E R I M DIRECTOR, LEG AL CLINICS; SUPERVISOR, ELDER LAW CLINIC; PROFESSOR Civil Advocacy Class & Civil Advocacy Clinic, Elder Law, Law Practice Management
JOHN M. GRIESBACH
ROGER L. GOLDMAN
SUPERVISO R, EXT ERNSH IP PRO GRAM; ASSISTANT PRO F ESSO R Externship Clinic, Immigration Law, Judicial Externship Clinic, Judicial Ethics & Court Procedure, Lawyering Practice
C A L L I S FA M LY PROFESSOR OF LAW Constitional Law II, Criminal Procedure
JESSE A. GOLDNER
JOHN D. VALENTINE PROFESSOR OF LAW Health Care Quality, Evidence, Seminar-Law & Psychiatry, Seminar-Regulation of Human Research, Seminar-Complementary & Alternative Medicine
MARCIA A. GOLDSMITH
A SSO C I AT E P ROFESSOR Legal Research & Writing, Moot Court I
JOEL K. GOLDSTEIN
VINCENT C. IMMEL PROFESSOR OF LAW Constitional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Seminar-Justice Brandeis, Seminar-Thomas Eagleton & Public Law
THOMAS L. GREANEY
C O - D I R E C TO R, CEN TER FOR HEALTH LAW ST UD I E S; CHESTER A . M Y ER S P RO F E S SO R O F LAW Antitrust Law, Business Associations, Competition Based Advocacy, Health Care Finance & Business Planning, SeminarCompetition & Regulation in Health Care
ASSO CIAT E PRO F ESSO R Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, Torts
AMANY RAGAB HACKING
ASSISTANT PRO F ESSO R Global & Economic Justice, Legal Profession, Torts
WILLIAM P. JOHNSON
DIRECTO R, C ENT ER FOR INT ERNAT IONA L A ND C OM PA RAT I VE LAW; ASSO CI AT E P ROFES S OR Commercial Transactions, Secured Transactions, International Business Transactions
SAMUEL P. JORDAN
ASSO CIAT E D EA N FOR RES EA RC H A ND FACULT Y DE VELOP M ENT; ASSO CIAT E P ROFES S OR Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Federal Courts
NANCY H. KAUFMAN
PRO F ESSO R International Law, International Taxation, Taxation
SUPERVISOR, YOUTH ADVOCACY CLINIC; ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Civil Advocacy Class & Civil Advocacy Clinic I, Externship Clinic, Juvenile Law, Lawyering Practice
JOYCE SAVIO HERLETH
KERRIN M. KOWACH
ALAN J. HOWARD
DIRECTO R O F ACADEMIC SUPPO RT; INST RUCTO R Legal Methods
PRO FESSO R Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, First Amendment, Seminar-Founders’ Constitution
PRO F ESSO R Advanced Commercial & Business Transactions, Commercial Transactions, Secured Transactions
ASSISTANT P ROFES S OR Commercial Transactions, Evidence & Advocacy, Legal Research & Writing, Moot Court I
ASSO CIAT E P ROFES S OR Legal Research & Writing, Moot Court I, Pre-trial Litigation Skills
FACULTY (continued) The following is a listing of the SLU LAW full-time faculty and law courses they have recently taught or plan to teach during the 2013-2014 academic year.
JEFFREY E. LEWIS
YVETTE JOY LIEBESMAN
DEAN EMERIT US; PRO FESSO R Evidence, Remedies, Seminar-Famous Trials
ASSISTANT PRO F ESSO R Competition Based Advocacy, Copyright, Intellectual Property Survey, Property, Trusts & Estates
DANA M. MALKUS
SUPERVISO R, CO MMUNIT Y AND ECO NO MIC DEVELO PMENT CLINIC; ASSISTANT PRO F ESSO R Civil Advocacy Class & Civil Advocacy Clinic, Transactional Drafting
MARCIA L. McCORMICK
CO-DIRECTOR, WILLIAM C. WEFEL CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT LAW; PRO FESSO R Competition Based Advocacy, Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination, Federal Courts, Seminar-Gender & Culture: Theory and Practice
SUSAN W. McGRAUGH
SUPERVISOR, CRIMINAL DEFENSE CLINIC; ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Criminal Advocacy Clinic I & II, Criminal Defense Advocacy, Externship Clinic, Forensic Evidence, Lawyering Practice, Seminar-Death Penalty
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DIRECTO R, BAR EXAM PREPARAT IO N Advanced Legal Analysis, Bar Exam Strategies
ASSO CIAT E D I REC TOR, WRIT ING SUP P ORT S ERVI C ES
ASSISTANT P ROFES S OR Legal Research and Writing, Transactional Drafting, Tax
CAROL A. NEEDHAM
PRO F ESSO R Legal Profession, Negotiations
HENRY M. ORDOWER
PRO F ESSO R Corporate Finance, Corporate Tax, Partnership Taxation, Taxation
ASSO CIAT E D EA N FOR AC A D EM I C AF FAIRS; PROFES S OR Bioethics & the Law, Disability Law, Public Right of Way Service Learning Project
ASSO CIAT E P ROFES S OR Civil Procedure, Evidence, Legislation
JEFF A. REDDING
ASSO CIAT E P ROFES S OR Civil Procedure, Comparative Law, SeminarFederalism, Multicultural & Legal Pluralism
SU P E RV I SO R , LITIG ATION CLIN IC; A SSI STA N T P ROFESSOR Civil Advocacy Class & Civil Advocacy Clinic, Client Counseling, Competition Based Advocacy
CHRISTINE E. ROLLINS
ANN M. SCARLETT
PRO FESSO R Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation
D I R E C TO R , L EG AL R ESEARCH AN D W R I T I N G ; P RO FESSOR Competition Based Advocacy, Family Law, Legal Research & Writing, Pre-trial Litigation, Moot Court I, Moot Court II
LAURA K. SCHULZ
KERRY A. RYAN
A SSO C I AT E P ROFESSOR Fiduciary Taxation, Income Tax of Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates, Seminar-Tax Policy
DIRECTO R O F T RIAL ADVO CACY; ASSISTANT PRO F ESSO R Competition Based Advocacy, Evidence, Evidence & Advocacy, Trial Advocacy I, Trial Advocacy II
PETER W. SALSICH JR.
AARON N. TAYLOR
M cD O N N E LL P ROFESSOR OF J U STICE I N A M E R I C A N SOCIET Y Land Use Control, Property, State & Local Government Law, Urban Housing & Development
AMY N. SANDERS
ASSISTANT PRO F ESSO R Legal Research & Writing
THOMAS L. STEWART
ASSISTANT PRO F ESSO R Education Law, Legal Profession, Seminar-Political, Social & Economic Issues in Higher Education
STEPHEN C. THAMAN
A SSI STA N T D IR ECTOR , CEN TER FOR HE A LT H LAW STU D IES Competition Based Advocacy
PRO FESSO R Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure-Adjudication, Criminal Procedure-Investigation
KAREN SPEISER SANNER
CONSTANCE Z. WAGNER
A SSI STA N T P ROFESSOR Evidence & Advocacy, Legal Research & Writing, Moot Court I, Pre-trial Litigation, Trial Advocacy I
ASSO CIAT E PRO F ESSO R Banking Regulations & Transactions, Business Associations, International Trade, Securities Regulation
CO -DIRECTOR, C ENT ER FOR T H E INT ERDISCI P L I NA RY ST U DY OF L AW; PRO F ESSO R American Legal History; Constitutional Law II; Criminal Law; Health Law, Policy & Advocacy (HLP&A): Grass Roots Advocacy; HLP&A: Legislative Advocacy; Seminar-Legal History: The Regulation of Vice; Seminar-Methland
SIDNEY D. WATSON
PRO F ESSO R Health Care Law, Health Law Policy & Advocacy, Torts, Seminar-Access to Health Care: Health Reform
ALAN M. WEINBERGER
PRO F ESSO R Corporate Counsel Practicum, Property, Real Estate Transactions
DOUGLAS R. WILLIAMS
PRO F ESSO R Competition Based Advocacy, Constitutional Law I, Environmental Law, Urban Issues Symposium
MOLLY J. WILSON
CO -DIRECTOR, C ENT ER FOR T H E INT ERDISCI P L I NA RY ST U DY OF L AW; ASSO CIAT E P ROFES S OR Criminal Law, Psychology in the Courtroom, Torts
HON. MICHAEL A. WOLFF
DEAN; PRO F ES S OR Civil Procedure, State Constitutional Law, Legal Profession
A VIBRANT COMMUNITY
Students at SLU LAW are fortunate to find in many of the professors not only academic excellence and scholarly research, but compassion, kindness and a genuine interest in the students. ABBY CLINTON (ANTICIPATED ’14) D UAL D E G R E E J . D . / M . H.A .
At SLU LAW it’s all about the connections: to the faculty, the students, the law and your future. Saint Louis University School of Law is more than a law school – it’s a supportive community where you’ll gain the skills necessary to make a difference in the lives of others. The dedicated professors use their years of scholarly and practical experience to expand your understanding of the law beyond the classroom. The staff assists students each day to excel during their time here. And your fellow students foster a respectful and supportive environment as you work together to learn the law. School of Law students have a balanced law school experience in all aspects of their education. Student organizations ensure that every law student has the opportunity to participate in social activities, public service projects and networking events. SLU LAW students find that learning here involves more than casebooks – it involves the entire law school community.
STUDENT-RUN ORGANIZATIONS AT SLU LAW
RESOURCES: Access to numerous legal, nonlegal and interdisciplinary databases through the extensive network of University resources Law journals, e-books, periodicals and Saint Louis University libraries (holdings and databases) Reference and research assistance available during days, evenings and weekends Online exams with the same software used for state bar exams 1,000mb/s wired network connections
LEGAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY The Saint Louis University Law Library has developed an extensive collection of books and other materials to support all areas of the legal curriculum and to prepare SLU LAW students to become successful attorneys. The library boasts an impressive research collection of some 600,000 titles with significant holdings in federal and state law as well as strong foreign law and special collections. SLU LAW research librarians hold both J.D. and master’s degrees and work closely with students to guide them through the research process. In addition to its print collections, the library provides access to an incredible array of electronic resources and subscribes to numerous online services. SLU LAW has agreements with libraries around the world
N network wireless access Flexible use seminar room with four-screen video wall All new classroom presentation equipment with HD projectors Accessible classrooms and courtroom
JOURNALS AVAILABLE AS FULL TEXTS OR ABSTRACTS
to obtain books, articles, documents and other materials not available at campus libraries. SLU LAW interlibrary loans also allow users to receive articles and photocopies electronically as PDF files. SLU LAW provides 272,350 square feet of wireless access. Furthermore, our databases allow users to access a wide variety of legal materials at anytime, from anywhere. As one of the top research universities in the country, Saint Louis University has three campus libraries – the Law Library, the Pius XII Memorial Library and the Medical Center Library – that are available to SLU LAW students, in addition to thousands of online resources.
S U P E RV I SO R , YO U T H ADVOC AC Y C L I N I C ; AS S OC I AT E P RO F E SSO R
THE LAW IN ACTION: PREPARING TO PRACTICE During their tenure at the school, SLU LAW students learn how to effectively represent and advocate for people from all backgrounds. The law school’s professional skills programs actively engage students in the practice of law while grounding them with a deep understanding of legal principles and theories. Students are offered a broad spectrum of options to develop and improve their skills in working with actual clients or through simulated representation situations. Through course, legal clinics, competitions and specialized classes, students develop and improve their skills in a variety of settings. As a result, SLU LAW graduates – no matter how they plan to use their law degrees – will approach their professional lives as a vocation and a calling, with a deep understanding that the giving of one’s time in service to others is a core part of what it means to be a professional and a lawyer. CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Through specialized courses, directed research projects and practical experience, students can explore a specialized interest in the study of health, international or employment law through the School of Law’s Center for Health Law Studies, Center for
International and Comparative Law and the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law. Students interested in health law and employment law can spend a semester in Washington, D.C. learning from practicing attorneys, and they also have numerous opportunities to study abroad through affiliate programs. For more information, visit www.slu.edu/ x46922.xml. LEGAL CLINICS The mission of the Legal Clinics is to offer each Clinic student a bridge from the knowledge and principles instilled in the classroom to the effective, ethical and conscientious practice of law. Under supervision of clinical faculty, students in the Legal Clinics handle hundreds of cases every year that profoundly impact the community. The clients in return are provided a high level of legal representation they would otherwise not be able to afford. The Legal Clinics provide services on a broad range of legal matters, annually providing more than 50,600 hours of free legal service – totaling an estimated $6.5 million in value – to the community through 36 in-house practice areas and externships. For more information, visit www.slu.edu/x48852.xml.
Our Civil Advocacy course provided an effective and open forum for students to learn from each other and reflect on ourselves. The clinical professors’ uniform open-door policy fostered an engaged and consistently supportive environment, within which they encouraged our autonomous case management and independent thinking. CANDACE RUOCCO (’13)
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STUDENT SUCCESS SLU LAW students achieved success for the 2012-2013 academic year in these competitions: Regional and National Trial Competitions Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition American Bar Associationâ€™s Moot Court Competition Transactional Health Law Competition Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition
THE LAW IN ACTION: PREPARING TO PRACTICE (continued) While trial advocacy promotes skills necessary for litigating cases before juries, appellate advocacy focuses on cases on appeal before a panel of judges in appellate courts. Students also have opportunities to refine their skills in transactional work and other practice areas outside the courtroom. APPELLATE ADVOCACY / MOOT COURT As part of the Appellate Advocacy Program, SLU LAW has an extensive moot court program which allows students to hone their oral and written persuasive skills in simulated appeals proceedings. The program includes specific appellate advocacy courses in which students can progress over three semesters to become a member of the Moot Court Board. SLU LAW moot court students compete in prestigious national competitions under faculty guidance throughout the year. Working with hypothetical appellate cases, students refine their skills in legal research, persuasive writing skills and oral advocacy before a panel of judges. SLU LAW alumni are active in supporting the program as mentors and coaches.
TRIAL ADVOCACY Trial Advocacy offers students the opportunity to sharpen skills that will allow them to effectively represent a client in court before a jury. For up to two semesters of trail advocacy course work, students work with hypothetical cases in order to develop their advocacy skills within the confines of courtroom procedures and before juries. Under direction from faculty, students on the trial teams compete against other prestigious law schools several times throughout the year. Recent alumni of the SLU LAW Trial Advocacy Program remain involved as members of the Trial Team Advisory Board and coach the students throughout the year. For more information on the Appellate & Trial Advocacy Programs, visit www.slu.edu/x49286.xml. TRANSACTIONAL WORK Many lawyers practice completely outside of the courtroom, and SLU LAW provides students with opportunities to develop those legal skills. Through continued on next page
COMPETITIONS SLU LAW also sends student teams to specialized competitions such as: National IP Moot Court Comptetions Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition National Health Law Moot Court Competition National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition ABA Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition ABA Negotiations Competition
THE LAW IN ACTION: PREPARING TO PRACTICE (continued) courses such as transactional drafting, advanced commercial and business transactions and transactional health care practice, students learn the critical elements involved in drafting and reviewing documents, contracts and agreements for situations ranging from leasing property to creating a business. The Community and Economic Development Clinic allows students to represent actual clients in matters such as real estate closings and contract review. INNS OF COURT The SLU LAW Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court is a collaboration of St. Louis legal community members, including more than 80 attorneys, judges and law school students. They focus on sharing best trial practices, enhancing their commitment to professional skills and ethics and engaging in
fellowship. The American Inns of Court is one of the fastest-growing legal organizations in the country, and SLU LAW is one of more than 100 accredited law schools that participate with Inns. The SLU LAW Inn of Court specifically focuses on trial advocacy and litigation aspects of the law. DELINE ETHICS PROGRAM The Deline Ethics Professionalism Program is part of an overarching program that starts during students’ first year and explores the ethical and professionalism issues integral to law practice. Law school professors and practicing attorneys discuss hypothetical ethical and professionalism problems that may arise in law school and law practice to help students prepare for the challenging situations and individuals they may encounter.
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50,600 HOURS OF FREE LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDED ANNUALLY BY THE LEGAL CLINICS
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN CLINIC-SPONOSRED ACTIVITES ANNUALLY
CLINICS, EXTERNSHIPS, CLERKSHIPS AND PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMS OFFERED
PUBLIC SERVICE: PUTTING PURPOSE INTO PRACTICE Integrated among the law books, the briefs and the oral and written arguments is SLU LAW’s commitment to social justice. It is a cornerstone principle of a SLU LAW education that reflects our students’ and faulty’s focus on community, academic excellence and public service that embodies the Jesuit mission.
experience in the legal world as well as developing their core competencies and networking skills. In 2013 60 students received stipends totaling $94,000 to work in positions at various judicial and government offices and nonprofit organizations including attorney general offices, public defender offices, and legal and health services.
SLU LAW provides tangible opportunities for students to see the law – and the power of what the law can do – by placing them in positions to help real people in real situations. Individuals considering a legal career in public service will gain considerable exposure to the field by serving the community through public service agencies and participating in special events and projects.
STAND DOWN FOR VETERANS SLU LAW students and faculty provide free legal services to homeless veterans at the annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event where several hundred veterans receive a variety of free services, from haircuts to job counseling. Students and faculty primarily assist veterans with outstanding warrants on minor criminal matters. To read more about SLU LAW’s veteran support, visit www.slu. edu/x69165.xml.
DAGEN FELLOWSHIPS The Irvin and Maggie Dagen Public Interest Fellowships are awarded to law students who are committed to working in public interest law. The fellowships are funded by the School of Law, the Public Interest Law Group (PILG), and the Irvin and Maggie Dagen Fellowship Fund. The fellowships provide stipends to students who obtain volunteer positions with public interest organizations for the summer. Participants gain practical real life
SOLIDARITY WITH JOPLIN The deadliest tornado in U.S. history hit Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011. Within days of the tragedy, students and faculty from SLU LAW were in Joplin, helping with the clean-up and providing legal assistance. Students and faculty have made numerous trips to Joplin and the surrounding community to continue the assistance, as well
as to mentor students at Joplin High School for a constitutional debate competition. Two years later, students and faculty continue to work cases through litigation. To read more about SLU LAW’s efforts in Joplin, visit http://www.slu.edu/colleges/ law/slulaw/sidebar/justice-in-joplin SLU LAW SERVICE DAY As part of orientation, SLU LAW hosts a day of service where faculty and students give their time to help the local community. Recent projects include volunteering at the City Seeds Urban Farm and making care packages for troops overseas. continued on next page 29
PUBLIC SERVICE: PUTTING PURPOSE INTO PRACTICE (continued)
We put our students in situations where they can meet people and be able to utilize their legal skills to help those in need. All we need to do is take a few students to the women’s prison and let them hear first-hand the stories the prisoners are telling. Or we take a group to a homeless shelter on a freezing cold morning and let them hear the legal troubles there. We are the matchmakers. We say to the students, ‘Here’s the person in need, now let’s try to help them.’ JOHN AMMANN
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ONGOING STUDENT SERVICE PROJECTS SLU LAW students also participate in ongoing service projects that last their entire academic career and beyond. In addition to hosting a blood drive on campus, preparing meals for the elderly and homebound and volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, students find time in their busy schedules to partake in the following service projects: Angel Tree / Toys for Tots Students collect toys, clothing and money for disadvantaged children during the Christmas season. Students collect and wrap the gifts and deliver them to children at the St. Vincent’s Home for Children in North St. Louis County. CASA / Voices for Children Through the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Voices for Children programs, law students serve as representatives in juvenile court for abused and neglected children in St. Louis. Students receive intensive training on the issues surrounding the welfare of the children
they represent and conduct investigations of each child’s individual circumstances. Dress for Success Students work each spring in connection with the Dress for Success Program to collect female business attire and present it to women entering the work force. Missouri River Clean-Up Students help to remove large amounts of trash along the banks of the Missouri River in St. Charles, Mo. SLU MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY On the last Saturday of October, all Saint Louis University students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to join together for a variety of special projects for the St. Louis metro area. STUDENT SERVICE AWARDS SLU LAW recognizes the many public service contributions made by students and annually highlights these efforts through the David Grant Clinic Award, the Legal Service Award and the Community Service Award.
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CAREER COUNSELING PROGRAMS: Mock Interviews with Outside Attorneys Guidance for Summer Employment Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams Cover Letter and Résumé Writing Basics Job Hunting During the Holidays Working in the Public Sector How to Distinguish Yourself in a Competitive Market Navigating the Federal and State Government Hiring Process
EXCEL IN A COMPETITIVE LEGAL MARKETPLACE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The Office of Career Services, staffed by knowledgeable J.D.s who have spent time in practice, helps students foster relationships with law firms and other employers. The SLU LAW Alumni Advisory Network connects dedicated alumni across the country with students to help make personal connections for students as they explore career paths. The Nontraditional Career and Information Fair, the Public Interest Career Fair and the Association of Corporate Counsel Networking event provide students with the opportunity to gather information from and network with various industry leaders. CAREER COUNSELING Through technologies and in-person programs,
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students are regularly informed about available career opportunities, such as clerkships, summer associate positions and employment after graduation. The Office’s “Thursdays at Noon” series also features speakers who focus on professional development, networking and marketability. CAREER SUCCESS SLU LAW prepares its graduates to succeed in numerous fields. Across the nation, SLU LAW alumni work at both large and small firms; excel as CEOs, in-house counsel and environmental consultants; and serve in national, state and local government organizations. From academics to entrepreneurs, prosecutors to solo practitioners, and legal aid lawyers to partners at major firms, SLU LAW prepares its graduates to succeed in a variety of career paths.
SLU LAW ALUMNI AT WORK REPRESENTATIVE FIRMS I believe the Office of Career Services is one of the most valuable resources this law school has to offer. The people who work there are amazing! I have no idea how they do it, but I always leave their office feeling like anything is possible. They are truly invested in our success, not only as attorneys, but as individuals. NKECHI EKWUNIFE (’13)
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Armstrong Teasdale LLP Bryan Cave LLP Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Hall Render Killian Heath and Lyman Husch Blackwell LLP Jones Day King & Spalding LLP Polsinelli Proskauer Rose LLP Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Thompson Coburn LLP
GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC INTEREST American Civil Liberties Union Federal Bureau of Investigation Illinois Attorney General Illinois Department of Public Health Internal Revenue Service Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Missouri Attorney General Missouri Public Defender Missouri Supreme Court New Jersey Trial Court 34
Presidential Fellows Program U.S. Congress U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Justice U.S. Department of Treasury U.S. District Courts U.S. Food & Drug Administration U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission U.S. Secret Service
COMPANIES AND ASSOCIATIONS American Bar Association American Medical Association Anheuser-Busch InBev BJC Health Care The Boeing Company Creative Artists Agency Emerson Electric FedEx General Motors Monsanto Corporation Morgan Stanley Nestlé Purina Polaris Management Partners SSM Health Care
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WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS, WELCOME TO SLU LAW! In August 2013, Saint Louis University School of Law began a new chapter in its 170-year history with the move to Scott Hall, the school’s new building in the heart of downtown St. Louis. A larger, more modern courtroom, updated classrooms and student common areas, as well as easy access to federal and civil courts and many of the region’s most prestigious law firms are all features of this enhanced and collaborative learning environment. We’re pleased to welcome you to our new state-ofthe-art facility, where you’ll be met with a mouthwatering menu at The Docket café and bistro and where beautiful views of the St. Louis skyline on the rooftop courtyard await.
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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES The application process begins on September 1. The Admissions Committee begins reviewing completed applications in November. The first round of admissions decisions is made by December 1. SLU LAW makes admissions offers on a rolling basis, so it is to your advantage to complete your application early in the application cycle. Applicants seeking consideration for merit-based scholarships, including the 1843 full-tuition scholarship, should complete their application prior to February 1, 2014. The majority of addmissions decisions will be made by May 1, however, applications will be accepted until the cycle ends in late July.
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THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE J.D. PROGRAM IS OUTLINED BELOW. SLU LAW OFFERS FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME (DAY OR EVENING) PROGRAMS. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or the completion of the equivalent of six semesters with expected date of graduation to take place during the current academic year. Registration for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the Law School Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service (LOR). No application is complete without test scores and transcript analysis from LSAC/CAS. It is highly recommended that applicants take the test in the summer or fall prior to the year they wish to enter law school. The School of Law will only consider LSAT scores earned within the last three years. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be forwarded directly to LSAC’s CAS. The School of Law requests the CAS report upon receipt of the application. DETERMINATION The Admissions Committee considers several factors in determining a candidate’s eligibility: academic achievement, strength of the undergraduate program, application information, Law School Admission Test (LSAT) results (the Committee places exclusive weight on an individual’s highest score), personal statement, work experience, graduate degrees earned, motivation, leadership and service.
PERSONAL STATEMENT The personal statement is an important part of the application process and is used as a way for students to set themselves apart. With the additional information provided in the statement, the Admissions Committee looks beyond LSAT scores and undergraduate GPA in order to gain insight into a student’s individual character. As such, information regarding personal or professional goals, academic, career and life experiences is helpful. Attention is given to brevity and clarity of thought and expression. Please limit the personal statement to two pages or less. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION SLU LAW requires applicants to utilize the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service (visit www.lsac.org for information and instructions). A minimum of two letters is required. Students should request letters from individuals who can accurately assess their intellectual ability, motivation, character and academic performance. Great importance is placed on content that verifies the qualifications of the applicant. Please note: While up to four letters of recommendation are accepted, review of an application will commence after two letters are received. An applicant must assign the letters of recommendation to SLU LAW in order for LSAC to send them to us. You can assign your letters to SLU LAW through the LSAC website at www.lsac.org.
SU B M I S SI O N O F ELECTRON IC APPLICATION M ATERIALS T HRO UGH LSAC IS PREFERRED AND ENCO URAGED. A P P LI C A N T S W HO N EED ACCOM M ODATION S TO SU BM IT APPLICAT IO N MAT ERIALS MAY CO NTACT T H E A D M I SSI O N S O F F ICE BY PHON E AT 314.977.2800 OR BY EMAIL AT ADMISSIO NS@ LAW.SLU.EDU
Applicants are also invited to submit evaluations through the LSAC Evaluation service. Although evaluations are not required, they will be considered in the review process. Please note: Evaluations will not take the place of letters of recommendation. Additional information about the LSAC Evaluation service is available at www.lsac.org. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS Applicants with undergraduate degrees from institutions outside the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). TOEFL scores are also required for J.D. admission. The School of Law must receive an applicant’s official TOEFL score report before evaluation of the application will begin. The School of Law requires that foreign transcripts be submitted through the LSAC JD Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Transcripts of any postsecondary work (greater than one academic year) completed outside the United States (including its territories) or Canada must be submitted to this service for evaluation. SUMMER INSTITUTE The School of Law seeks to admit students who will contribute to the intellectual life of the institution in ways that their undergraduate grades and standardized test scores alone may fail to reveal. The Summer Institute is designed to identify students with the high degree of personal motivation necessary to succeed
in law school, as evidenced by their proven ability to overcome significant obstacles to educational achievement. The Summer Institute includes a substantive first-year course and a course in legal skills. The program lasts seven weeks, beginning in late May/early June and ending in mid-July. Students who successfully complete this program are accepted into the School of Law for the fall semester. Enrollment in the Summer Institute is limited to 25 students. For more information, visit www.slu.edu/x49450.xml. TRANSFER STUDENTS Transfer students must produce evidence of satisfactory study in an ABA-approved law school and be eligible to continue at the school from which the transfer is sought. For more information, visit www.slu.edu/x49454.xml. VISITING STUDENTS Visiting status is granted to a limited number of students who wish to complete a semester or a year of law study at Saint Louis University and receive their degree from another law school. For more information, visit www.slu.edu/x49454.xml. LL.M. APPLICATION The LL.M. application has separate requirements than the J.D. application. For information about the application for the LL.M. for foreign lawyers or for information about the LL.M. program for health law, visit www.slu.edu/x49100.xml.
APPLICATION CHECKLIST A completed SLU LAW application (online submission preferred) A complete LSAT / CAS report from LSAC Two letters of recommendation* $55 application fee Personal statement Résumé TOEFL score report (only if applicable) There is no set order in which application documents should be submitted. However, the application must be received by the Office of Admissions before an applicant’s LSAT/CAS report can be requested. Files are not reviewed until all required application materials have been received. * Send letters of recommendation to: LSAC, P.O. Box 8508, Newtown, PA 18940 T: 215.968.1001 W: www.LSAC.org 41
PAYING FOR LAW SCHOOL Students at SLU LAW have a number of resources available to help meet educational expenses. Saint Louis Universityâ€™s Office of Financial Aid is committed to both educational excellence in the Jesuit tradition and student service. Prospective law students can speak with the Financial Aid Coordinator in the School of Law. SCHOLARSHIPS Saint Louis University School of Law awards meritbased scholarships to a select group of highly qualified, admitted students. Each application completed prior to February 1, 2014 automatically receives full consideration for scholarship opportunities. For those who qualify, scholarship notification is included in the acceptance materials. All merit scholarships are awarded based on past academic performance and LSAT scores. Merit scholarships are renewable by remaining in good academic standing. To determine eligibility for federal student aid programs, law students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. For the 2014-2015 academic year, students will be required to file the 2014-2015 FAFSA using their 2013 federal income tax return information. 42
Students can file the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov no earlier than January 1, 2014, and should have the results sent to Saint Louis University School of Law using the federal school code of 002506. GOVERNING POLICIES AND PRACTICES Federal law requires each eligible institution participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs to provide student financial assistance and other institutional information. Law students must adhere to the same policies and practices established by Saint Louis University as any other student, including financial aid policies if they are receiving Title IV federal financial aid. This includes maintaining satisfactory academic progress in order to remain eligible for financial aid. Each student is responsible for knowing the University policies, in addition to the policies established by the School of Law. Go to law.slu.edu for more details. FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN Saint Louis University participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. All admitted students who file a FAFSA will be reviewed for federal Stafford loan eligibility. FEDERAL GRADUATE PLUS LOAN A student must complete the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the intended academic year as part of the eligibility process for the Graduate PLUS loan. Students must also apply for their annual loan maximum eligibility under the federal Stafford loan program before applying for the Graduate PLUS loan. A credit check will be performed by the lender at the time of application to determine eligibility for the Graduate PLUS loan. The borrower must not have adverse credit history. ALTERNATIVE LOANS For those whose needs exceed the federal loan programs, alternative/private educational loans, which are non-federal and credit based, are available. Loan amounts can cover the difference between the total cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International students must make financial arrangements before studies at Saint Louis University can begin. Federal aid is not available to international students on an F1 or F2 student visa, J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa or a G series visa. Alternative private loans are available to international students; however, most lenders require that a U.S. citizen or permanent resident co-sign the loan.
1843 SCHOLARS The School of Law at Saint Louis University was founded in 1843 when there were fewer than 20 law schools in the nation. To commemorate the significance of that time in history, the 1843 Scholars program was established to recognize a group of exemplary students for outstanding academic achievements. Ten students are awarded a full-tuition scholarship, which includes annual tuition increases, for three years. Applicants are nominated by the School of Law to compete for the scholarship. Applicants seeking consideration for the 1843 full-tuition scholarship should complete their application prior to February 1, 2014.
TUITION & FEES THE 2013-2014 TUITION AND FEES ARE BASED ON THE LATEST INFORMATION AVAILABLE AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. OTHER EXPENSES VARY BASED ON LIFEST YLE AND NEEDS. 2014-2015 TUITION WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE SLU BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN THE SPRING 2014 SEMESTER. TUITION
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Full-time (12+ hours per semester)............................................... $18,585
Wellness Fee (12+ hours per semester)........................................................................ $90 (1-11 hours per semester)....................................................................... $45
Part-time (8-11 hours per semester)............................................. $13,560 Hourly (1-7 hours per semester)..................................... $1,765 / per hour Summer 2013 (1-3 hours)........................................................................$1,200 / per hour (4-7 hours)...........................................................................................$4,800
Student Government Activity Fee......................................................... $30 Readership Program Fee.................................................................... $2.50 Graduation Fee (applied during final semester).................................. $100
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Student Union Fee (12+ hours per semester)........................................................................ $50 (1-11 hours per semester)....................................................................... $25
All fees and deposits are non-refundable
Technology Fee (12+ hours per semester)........................................................................ $50 (1-11 hours per semester)....................................................................... $25
First Advance Tuition Deposit (due April 15)...................................... $250
Application Fee (Not applicable toward tuition. May be waived if extreme need can be demonstrated at time application is received)................. $55
Final Advance Tuition Deposit (due June 1)....................................... $350
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