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Non-Degree Seeking Students

Are you a seasoned attorney who has taken a career break and is ready to dive back into the legal world? Perhaps you are a foreign attorney who has completed an LL.M. program and is preparing to take the bar exam, seeking additional exposure to law courses to enhance your expertise. The St. Mary’s University School of Law offers a comprehensive program designed for individuals like you.  

The School of Law understands the importance of staying updated with the ever-evolving legal landscape. We recognize that legal professionals, whether taking a break or seeking to expand their knowledge, require tailored educational resources to meet their unique needs.  

The program offers a range of courses meticulously crafted to refresh your legal knowledge and equip you with the skills necessary to excel in your legal career. Led by our esteemed faculty, renowned experts in their respective fields, these courses provide a stimulating learning experience that blends theory with practical applications. 

Important dates and deadlines

Program starts Application opens Application closes
Jan. 15 Sept. 1, 2023 Nov. 1, 2023
Aug. 15 Jan. 1, 2024 April 1, 2024


Program highlights

Customized curriculum: Our program allows you to choose from a variety of courses that align with your specific areas of interest and professional goals. Whether you want to deepen your understanding of American legal studies, corporate law, international law, criminal law or other fields, we have the courses to meet your needs. We offer certificates in Health Care Compliance and Compliance, Business Law and Risk accredited by the Compliance Certification Board. Also, if you need hours to remain current with your Society for Human Resource Management SHRM certification, our online courses are SHRM aligned.

Flexible learning options: We understand that your schedule may be busy and demanding. We offer flexible learning options, including online (asynchronous) and in-person courses, allowing you to learn at your own pace and convenience. Our non-degree-seeking status allows you to earn credit or CEUs without having to finish an entire degree. 

Interactive learning environment: Our courses foster an interactive learning environment where you can engage with fellow legal professionals, exchange ideas and build a network of like-minded individuals. You will be able to participate in engaging discussions, case studies and practical exercises that bring the law to life. 

Access to cutting-edge resources: As part of our program, you will have access to an extensive range of resources, including legal databases, research materials and online libraries, ensuring you have the tools necessary to stay up to date with the latest legal developments. 

Supportive community: At the St. Mary’s University School of Law, we believe in the power of a supportive community. You will have access to dedicated faculty members and a network of professionals who are passionate about your success. We offer comprehensive student support services, including academic advising, career counseling and networking opportunities, to ensure you have guidance and assistance throughout your educational journey.


Invest in your future and take the next step toward professional excellence today. 

To learn more about the program, the application process and how it can benefit you, please contact our Admissions Team:

International and post-J.D. students:

Assistant Dean for International Programs
Jennifer Stevenson, J.D.

Postbaccalaureate or certificate study students:

Assistant Dean for Graduate Law Programs
Shannon Sevier, J.D.

For information regarding our other programs: