Across the nation, SLU LAW alumni work at small, medium and large 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.

Rachel Jag

Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Class of 2017
Rachel Jag , J.D., Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Class of 2017, says,

I would choose to go to SLU LAW again

"10, 20 times over. It was probably the best experience I could’ve had for my legal education. I made so many great friendships, I learned so much more than I ever thought was possible, and I wish I could go back and do it all over again.”

Rachel Jag, J.D., Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Class of 2017

Experts to Assist You in Your job search

Led by three seasoned and well connected attorneys, the Office of Career Services provides career counseling and development assistance to current students and alumni to examine their individual interests and skills in order to help find the best career fit.

Tools for success

Career Services offers individual assistance to students and alums that includes resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searches and referrals to practicing attorneys.

Joe Benoist , J.D., Attorney at Internal Revenue Service, Class of 2018, says,

Valuable Experience Outside of the Classroom

"SLU LAW provided the opportunity to engage in multiple legal-oriented activities outside of the classroom. These opportunities required us students to form excellent time management skills to balance both coursework and hands-on activities. I have found those time management and organization skills extremely beneficial in my career."

Joe Benoist, J.D., Attorney at Internal Revenue Service, Class of 2018

What is it like to be a SLU LAW lawyer

Donte Tamprateep , J.D., Class of 2018, Imo's Holding Company, says,

"SLU LAW will always be an integral part of my life story, both personally and professionally. From orientation to graduation, I was impressed by the group of people that SLU LAW was able to draw together through the strength of its Jesuit mission, reputation for excellence, and focus on diversity. SLU LAW's faculty, staff, and students are second to none. SLU LAW taught me much more than just jurisprudence and how to pass a state bar exam. The practical skills taught in the clinics and transactional classes have served me equally well in my career and also set SLU LAW apart from the competition."

Donte Tamprateep, J.D., Class of 2018, Imo's Holding Company

Preparing For Practice

While in law school, students can participate in a field placement with practicing lawyers.

Resources for your career

The Office of Career Services also offers programs throughout the school year to explore traditional and nontraditional career paths. The Office maintains an online listing of jobs for students and alumni, as well as a library of a variety of legal directories, job search information, government position listings, handouts, articles of interest, employer profiles and other useful career planning information.

Young Alumni Society

The Young Alumni Society (YAS) is an open organization for SLU LAW alumni who graduated in the last 10 years. YAS aims to connect recent SLU LAW graduates to the School of Law, the legal community, and each other through professional development and social activities.

Success Starts at SLU LAW

Graduates from SLU LAW are poised for success.

of graduates who sat for and passed a bar examination within two years of their date of graduation
SLU LAW’s employment rate for the Class of 2019
SLU LAW alumni nationwide

Where do SLU LAW graduates work?

  • American Bar Association
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Medical Association
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • ArchCity Defenders
  • Bayer
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Bunge North America
  • Carolinas Health Care System
  • Centene
  • Dentons
  • Dignity Health
  • Edward Jones
  • Emerson Electric
  • Enterprise Holdings Inc.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Public Defender
  • Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Husch Blackwell
  • Illinois Appellate Courts
  • Illinois Attorney General
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Jones Day
  • King & Spaulding LLP
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Macy’s Inc.
  • Mercy
  • Missouri Attorney General
  • Missouri Court of Appeals
  • Missouri Department of Social Services
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nestle Purina
  • Phillips Black
  • Polsinelli
  • Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services
  • SSM Health
  • Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.
  • St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • U.S.A.F JAG Corps
  • U.S. Congress
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Treasury
  • U.S. District Courts
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Wells Fargo

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