Law students studying at St. Mary's

At St. Mary’s University, we combine our tradition of excellence in legal education with new programs and methodologies that prepare our students for the practice of law in a changing world.

St. Mary’s teaches students the practical skills that enable them to become professional leaders and effective advocates of legal and social justice. The St. Mary’s University 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 also accredited by the American Association of Law Schools (AALS).

Along with full-time or part-time J.D. programs and a Master of Jurisprudence degree, the School of Law offers three flexible LL.M. degrees: International and Comparative Law, American Legal Studies, and International Criminal Law. In cooperation with other departments of St. Mary’s University, several joint-degree programs are also available for law students, as well as an early admission program for exceptional St. Mary’s University undergraduate students.