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

Our defining moment

The MOMENT has arrived!

Defining Moment

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 Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé.

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The Rattler softball team holds their NCAA Division II trophy high in celebration

School of Law Events

  • Nov 23
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event: No classes will be held Nov. 22 through 24 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume and offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27.
  • Nov 23
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event - See event description for drop off locations: The St. Mary's University Miracle on 36th Street Community Christmas Toy and Donation Drive will take place through Thursday, Dec. 7.Each year the St. Mary's community joins together to spread the joy of Christmas to families within the campus neighborhood. We ask you to join us in donating new and unwrapped toys or nonperishable food items. If you would like to make a monetary contribution to the program, please contact Beth Hish, University Police, 210-436-3330.DROP OFF LOCATIONSUniversity Police DepartmentUniversity MinistryUniversity CenterChristmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Alumni Christmas SocialUniversity Faculty and Staff Christmas PartyDonation boxes around campus. SCHOOL OF LAW ELF DIRECTIONSSelect an ornament from the tree in the Raba Building or the Center for Legal and Social Justice labeled with the information of a child in need. Bring the unwrapped gift appropriate for the child and place it under the tree (with the corresponding ornament attached).For more information, contact the University Police Department at 210-436-3330.
  • Nov 24
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event - See event description for drop off locations: The St. Mary's University Miracle on 36th Street Community Christmas Toy and Donation Drive will take place through Thursday, Dec. 7.Each year the St. Mary's community joins together to spread the joy of Christmas to families within the campus neighborhood. We ask you to join us in donating new and unwrapped toys or nonperishable food items. If you would like to make a monetary contribution to the program, please contact Beth Hish, University Police, 210-436-3330.DROP OFF LOCATIONSUniversity Police DepartmentUniversity MinistryUniversity CenterChristmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Alumni Christmas SocialUniversity Faculty and Staff Christmas PartyDonation boxes around campus. SCHOOL OF LAW ELF DIRECTIONSSelect an ornament from the tree in the Raba Building or the Center for Legal and Social Justice labeled with the information of a child in need. Bring the unwrapped gift appropriate for the child and place it under the tree (with the corresponding ornament attached).For more information, contact the University Police Department at 210-436-3330.
  • Nov 24
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event: No classes will be held Nov. 22 through 24 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume and offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27.
  • Nov 27
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Room 216: Have a quick question? Drop in to speak with Director of the Office of Career Services, Robin Thorner every Monday morning between 8 and 10 a.m. with a quick question or just to say hi.
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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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