An applicant who is a graduate of St. Mary’s University will be admitted to the St. Mary’s University School of Law if the applicant meets the following conditions:
- The applicant has received a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University within three years of the time the applicant will enroll in the School of Law; and
- The applicant would be eligible for admission to the bar of the State of Texas upon successful completion of the state bar examination; and
- The applicant has:
- a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and an LSAT score1 of 153 or above; or
- a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better and an LSAT score of 152 or above; or
- a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or better and an LSAT score of 151 or above.
1 If an applicant takes the LSAT more than one time, the “LSAT score” used for automatic admission purposes shall be an average of all LSAT scores received by the applicant.
The student must meet the criteria stated above and make timely application to the St. Mary’s Law School. The student may apply to the St. Mary’s Law School at any time that the student has fewer than 18 credit hours of coursework remaining before graduation.
The University’s strategic planning document, Vision 2012, called on the University to advance academic quality and innovation by considering combined and accelerated degree programs such as this one. The law school and the Graduate School also offer numerous combined J.D. and master’s degree programs.
An undergraduate applicant of St. Mary’s University who applies for guaranteed admission to the Master of Jurisprudence or other graduate degree program in the School of Law must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or above.
The Pre-law Program at St. Mary’s University provides undergraduate students with information and opportunities to enhance their chances for admission to law school and prepare them for successful legal careers.