Students in both the full- and part-time JD programs take the traditional first-year core classes. To promote student-professor interaction, the classes are split into small sections, a couple of which have fewer than 35 students. The curriculum has six specialty tracks, including one in business law and one in urban development and land use law, and another six formal joint degree programs. In Vault's Buzz Book surveys, students report that the school's reputation for health law helps graduates nab spots in specialty law firms nationally and particularly in Missouri and Illinois.
While still in school, the student population lives scattered around St. Louis, and though the law school throws social events once or twice monthly, the social life revolves mostly on activities downtown.