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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 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 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 4.1 percent most-cited law review in federal and state courts nationally and the top 2.1 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

  • Apr 27
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Center for Legal and Social Justice: You are invited to the St. Mary's University School of Law Center for Legal and Social Justice 2016-2017 Closing Ceremony and End of Year Celebration on April 27.This event will include the presentation of the following awards:The Francisco Leos Award and the Marianist Green AwardThis event will be followed by photos and a dinner reception. Please wear business casual attire. For more information, please contact Marisa Santos at msantos@stmarytx.edu by Monday, April 24.
  • Apr 28
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 12:00 PM: St. Mary's University offices will close at noon on Friday, April 28 due to the Battle of Flowers parade. Classes will meet and follow regular schedules. Resident student services remain operational until 2 p.m. on Friday, April 28. University offices will reopen on Monday, May 1.
  • Apr 28
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Pecan Grove, Alumni Pavilion: Join us for the 55th Annual Fiesta Jazz Festival: World Class Jazz Concert, on Friday, April 28, 2017, in the Pecan Grove, Alumni Pavilion for nine hours of outstanding musical talent, beginning at 1 p.m. Special guest performers include:Morgan King QuartetYellowjackets View the Full ScheduleThis event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.For more information, email the Fiesta Jazz Festival at jazzfest@stmarytx.edu or call 210-436-3421.Sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Department of Music, Fiesta San Antonio Commission and the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation.
  • Apr 29
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM - UC-A and Treadaway Recital Hall: The 55th Annual Fiesta Jazz Festival: Fiesta Jazz Band Festival and Competition will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Center, Conference Room A. A panel of distinguished jazz educators will critique the performing middle and high school ensembles. At the conclusion of the competition, trophies will be awarded to the outstanding ensembles. View the Full Schedule This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.For more information, email the Fiesta Jazz Festival at jazzfest@stmarytx.edu or call 210-436-3421.Sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Department of Music, Fiesta San Antonio Commission and the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation. Click +Add below and select 'Download iCal' to add this event to your Outlook calendar.
  • May 2
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Law Administration Building Atrium: Academic regalia and Commencement invitation pick up for May Commencement graduates will take place on Tuesday May 2 and Wednesday, May 3. For more information, contact Yvonne Olfers at yolfers@stmarytx.edu or 210-435-3531. Click +Add below and select 'Download iCal' to add this event to your Outlook calendar.
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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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