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 bestStudents 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 Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé.Explore St. Mary's Law
School of Law Events
Apr 26St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 4:30 PM: Get individualized feedback, one-on-one assistance, schedule planning, and information about the Texas examiners, as well as incentives for people enrolled in the program.Attend one of our 20 minute intro sessions for enrollment details:Monday, April 23, 9:30 a.m., LC104Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m., LC105Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., LC105Thursday, April 26, 4:30 p.m., LC104Friday, April 27, 2:30 p.m., LC104
Raise the Bar (through April 27)
Apr 27St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM - Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Law Alumni Room Annual board meeting of IASC hosted by President Mengler
IACS Board Meeting
Apr 27St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 12:00 PM: St. Mary's University offices will close at noon on Friday, April 27 due to the Battle of Flowers parade. Undergraduate, graduate and law classes will meet according to normally scheduled times. Dining service and other student venues (Alumni & Athletics Convocation Center, University Center, and Cotrell Learning Commons) will maintain regular hours of operation with the exception of Chik-fil-A (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). University offices will reopen on Monday, April 30.
Battle of Flowers Parade - University offices
Apr 27St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Pecan Grove, Alumni Pavilion: Join us for the 56th Annual Fiesta Jazz Festival: World Class Jazz Concert, on Friday, April 27, in the Pecan Grove, Alumni Pavilion for nine hours of outstanding musical talent, beginning at 1 p.m.Special guest performers are The Audra Menconi Quartet and Billy Childs Quartet. 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 email@example.com or call 210-436-3421.This event is sponsored by St. Mary's University Department of Music, Fiesta San Antonio Commission, The Ruth Lang Charitable Fund and the San Antonio Opera Agency Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation.
56th Annual Fiesta Jazz Festival: World Class
Apr 27St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 2:30 PM: Get individualized feedback, one-on-one assistance, schedule planning, and information about the Texas examiners, as well as incentives for people enrolled in the program.
Raise the Bar (through April 27)
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.
Learn more about how we serve:Center for Legal and Social Justice