Consumer Information (ABA Required Disclosures)
This page offers links to increase the ease with which prospective students may access the Consumer Information required by the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Standard 509. You can access a copy of our complete Standard 509 Information Report here.
St. Mary’s School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
American Bar Association
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.
Association of American Law Schools
1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20036-2717
ABA Standard 509(b) Information
- Admissions data
- Tuition, fees, living costs, financial aid
- Conditional scholarships
- Enrollment data, including academic, transfer and other attrition/graduation rates
- Number of full-time and part-time faculty, professional librarians and administrators
- Class sizes for first year and upper class courses; number of seminar, clinical and co-curricular offerings
- Employment outcomes
- Bar passage data
A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in a readable and comprehensive manner, the following information on a current basis:
Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.
Per Interpretation 509-2 of Standard 509, law schools may choose to publicize additional employment outcome data beyond what the Employment Protocols require. This additional data, per Standard 509, must be “complete, accurate, and not misleading to a reasonable law school student or applicant.” Law schools are expected to use “due diligence in obtaining and verifying such information.” The following additional employment outcome data has not been, and will not be, audited by the ABA. It is meant to supplement the annual ABA Employment Summary Report, which reflects the employment status of members of each graduating class as of the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.