School of Law 1 Camino Santa MariaSan Antonio, TX 78228 +1-210-436-3011 School of Lawlogo St. Mary's University
San Antonio's law school

Excellence in Education Justice the Law

St. Mary's Law has offered students great value for their legal educational experience since 1927.

J.D. students compete with the best

Students in our advocacy programs are national champions in moot court and mock trial competitions, including the 2016 and 2017 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competitions, the 2016 Federal Bar Association Thurgood A. Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition and the 2015 William Daniel National Mock Trial Competition. The St. Mary's Law Journal ranks as the top 4 percent most-cited law review in federal and state courts nationally and the top 3 percent most-cited law review in courts worldwide.

Rich history and culture

As the only law school in San Antonio and one of the few serving south Texas, St. Mary’s Law teaches more than the rules of law. We equip future lawyers with the skills to succeed and the values to lead in a more just world. We are the only Catholic law school in Texas, and our mission is to graduate leaders in the law – advocates with the moral compass to make a difference and a commitment to service. For us, justice counts.

Established in 1927, St. Mary’s Law provides comprehensive opportunities for legal education. We have several Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree options, which allow for concentrated focus on specific legal subjects, as well as degree programs for internationally trained attorneys seeking a better understanding of American and international legal systems. We also offer Texas’ first Master of Jurisprudence (M.Jur.) degree, which educates non-attorney professionals about the legal system.

St. Mary's Law is accredited by both the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). The School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738. The School of Law is a member of the International Association of Law Schools and the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé).

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School of Law Events

  • Jul 20
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Law Alumni Room: The Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists will be moderating a panel to discuss Cyber Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities on July 20, 2017. The panel will consist of experts from the FBI, DOJ, financial and technology sectors. The panel will discuss a variety of topics in this area from the psychology of how subjects gain access to victims to latest trends, and best practices to guard against these threats. This will be an exciting learning event with the unique opportunity to interact with experts from all areas. PANELISTS Jay Hulings, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Dept of Justice John Ford, Special Agent, F.B.I Sean Griffin, Lead Information Security Analyst, USAA Cyber Threat Operations Center SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Registration and Networking 3:30 to 4 p.m. Program 4 to 6 p.m. Networking 6 to 6:30 p.m.Free to CenTex Chapter members, law enforcement, and University students and staff with a valid Student ID. $50 for all other guests. For more information, contact Jeremy Sorenson at Jeremy.sorenson@usaa.com or 210-287-7562.
  • Jul 26
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Law Commons: The St. Mary's University School of Law will host an Ice Cream Social on July, 26 in the Law Commons. Entering First-Year Law students are invited to attend.For more information, contact the Law Admissions Office at lawadmissions@stmarytx.edu or 210-436-3523.
  • Aug 12
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Law Classrooms Building, 101-102-103: The St. Mary's University School of Law will host an orientation for all incoming first-year law evening students. The School of Law orientation will serve as an opportunity for new law students to become familiar with the law program and resources available to them.Representatives from the School of Law will be available to address questions about the School of Law experience.Orientation sessions will take place in Law Classrooms Building, Room 101, 102 and 103.Additional Sessions will take place in :Law Classrooms Building, Room 104, 105 and 106Ernest A Raba Law Building, Rooms 103, 202, 205 and 207For more information, contact Law Admissions Office at lawadmissions@stmarytx.edu or 210-436-3523.
  • Aug 14
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Law Classrooms Building, 101-102-103: Orientation for all incoming first-year (J.D.) and graduate (M.Jur., LL.M.) School of Law students will take place Monday, Aug. 14, through Wednesday, Aug. 16. The School of Law orientation will serve as an opportunity for new law students to become familiar with the law program and resources available to them.Representatives from the School of Law will be available to address questions about the School of Law experience.Orientation sessions will take place in Law Classrooms Building, Rooms 101, 102 and 103.Additional Sessions will take place in :Law Classrooms Building, Rooms 104, 105 and 106Ernest A. Raba Law Building, Rooms 103, 202, 205 and 207For more first-year (J.D.) information, contact Law Admissions Office at lawadmissions@stmarytx.edu or 210-436-3523.For more graduate (M.Jur., LL.M.) information, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at ssevier@stmarytx.edu or 210-431-4235.
  • Aug 14
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Law Commons, Sarita Kenedy East Law Library: The St. Mary's Law Journal will host a mandatory orientation for Volume 49 members, Aug. 14 - Aug 16. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.For more information, contact Daniela Mondragon, Editor-in-Chief at dmondragon@mail.stmarytx.edu or Kathleen Gomez, Business Manager at kgomez13@stmarytx.edu or 210-436-3525.
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St. Mary's University actively encourages community outreach, sending hundreds of volunteers into the community each semester

Outreach

Outside the classroom, our students gain hands-on legal experience representing San Antonio’s indigent and disadvantaged citizens. J.D. students act as the attorney of record for clients in need through our Clinical Program housed in the Center for Legal and Social Justice. The Clinical Program includes three courses: the Civil Justice Clinic, the Criminal Justice Clinic, and the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic.

Students may also earn a Pro Bono and Public Service Certificate by volunteering their time through Pro Bono Program. Opportunities to assist disadvantaged individuals with legal issues include working at St. Mary's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site or volunteering with the ID Recovery Project at Haven for Hope, San Antonio’s largest homeless shelter.

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