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St. Thomas University (School of Law)

The St. Thomas University School of Law was founded in 1984. The School of Law is located on the main campus of the university and includes a multi-level library, a moot court amphitheater, faculty and administrative offices, a computer lab, and classrooms and offices for student organizations. The architectural combination of buildings and breezeways provides a comfortable setting for the study of law, including an outdoor classroom that is usable virtually year-round.

The School of Law is not only fully accredited by the American Bar Association but it is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools. It embraces the duties and obligations of the Judeo-Christian ethic and endeavors to instill the values and ethics of that tradition and of the Catholic Church in its students. As a Catholic law school, St. Thomas University School of Law has a fundamental duty to impart these values and ethics through the teaching of law.

St. Thomas University is an urban, student-centered, Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity, dedicated to educating leaders who contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the regions they serve.
St. Thomas University School of Law takes special pride in the diversity of the student body. The School of Law has been recognized as having the most diverse student body among accredited law schools. The cultural diversity, commitment to professionalism and small class size make studying law at St. Thomas University School of Law a unique and enriching experience.

Miami, home of St. Thomas University School of Law, is not only an international gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean but also is a center of global commercial, financial and cultural activity, making it a well-suited laboratory for our international programs, including our LL.M. tracks in intercultural human rights and international taxation.
Our moot court teams consistently excel in prestigious competitions, including winning the state championship.
Our tax law program is so highly respected that our graduates have accounted for as much as 20 percent of the class in the nation’s top master’s program in that area of practice.

STU Law is ranked first in total Hispanic enrollment and fifth in Spanish Heritage enrollment according to the American Bar Association’s Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools (2006 edition).
The Law School is ranked #3 for Best Environment for Minority Students and #9 for Most Diverse Faculty by the Princeton Review.
The Law School has been ranked one of the top 5 law schools for Hispanic students by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.
The National Jurist ranks St. Thomas law school a “very good value”, along with schools like Yale and Georgetown.

St. Thomas University School of Law has been fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1988. The School of Law is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

In 2001, the law school was admitted into the prestigious Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Admissions to this association is competitive, and is attained through a rigorous applications process, site visits, and written reports. Upon our admission, the AALS complimented St. Thomas University School of Law on “its commitment to diversity in the student body, the faculty’s focus on excellence in teaching, the commendable physical plant, the innovative library, and the notable spirit of camaraderie among the broader law school community.”

Successful legal education at St. Thomas University School of Law is the sum of many parts. Strong programs and numerous options, meaningful experiences in clinics and externships, effective teachers in class and in person are all qualities we believe honestly reflect the strengths of a St. Thomas legal education.

For most students, the experience begins in the classroom. From the very beginning, you will learn the law by dissecting the law, by breaking down what you thought you knew and rebuilding your own concept of the law and its application. All of this learning takes place in a supportive environment made up of an experienced and dedicated faculty, as well as your peers, who enjoy learning with you and watching you learn.

You’ll be able to choose from a variety of degree programs. We pride ourselves on our special degree programs in Intercultural Human Rights, and Joint Degree Programs with the Graduate School.

St. Thomas University School of Law offers a wealth of programs to meet the interests and needs of our diverse student body. In addition to the traditional J.D. degree, the law school offers cutting-edge joint degree programs in Sports Administration, Marriage & Family Counseling, Business Administration, and Accounting. We also offer the innovative three plus three BA/JD degree for college students interested in pursuing the law.

Our acclaimed graduate degree programs, the LL.M. and new J.S.D. in Intercultural Human Rights and the completely online LL.M. in International Tax ,have earned praise for their globally renowned faculties and for their focus on topics of real significance in the world today.

St. Thomas University School of Law also offers an extremely popular Summer-in-Spain program.

The J.D. program at St. Thomas University School of Law will train you to become a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney with uncompromising ethics and a real commitment to justice and service.

You will study under leading scholars who will serve not only as teachers, but also as mentors. You will experience the law through lively classroom debates, a wealth of extracurricular activities, and abundant clinical and externship opportunities.

Earning your J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law is a unique experience. You will study, learn, and experience the law in a law school community unlike any other in the nation— our small size coupled with our great diversity makes for a friendly yet challenging environment where excellence, ethics, and justice are valued, and great legal minds are cultivated.

The St. Thomas University School of Law is committed to training students to be effective, ethical advocates and to instill in them a devotion to justice, and a desire to provide legal services to underserved communities. As part of this commitment, the law school offers ten (10) clinical courses, including a wide variety of clinic/externship placements. These settings cover such areas as civil and criminal practice, appellate litigation, and judicial experience, as well as bankruptcy, domestic and family law, elder, immigration, and tax law. The St. Thomas clinics are very intensive; the typical student-to-teacher ratio is eight-to-one or better. Students receive careful, individualized attention from full-time and adjunct faculty, as well as the opportunity to collaborate actively with one another in the service of clients’ needs. Undoubtedly, your experience will become very demanding, gripping, and sometimes exhausting. We trust it also will become an enriching and unique part of your St. Thomas education.

School name:St. Thomas UniversitySchool of Law
Address:16401 NW 37th Avenue
Zip & city:Fl 33054 Florida

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