Ave Maria School of Law is a nonprofit private graduate level institution located in Naples. Enrollment at this school exceeds 470 students annually. The Roman Catholic affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. Ave Maria School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar to provide programs and degrees as a law school.
Students that study law at Ave Maria will take a number of classes in law, critical thinking, ethics, and advocacy. In the first year of studies, a student can expect to take classes such as legal case analysis, moral foundations of law, research techniques, writing styles and communication, advocacy, tort law, property law, contract law, criminal law, and civil procedure. The second and third year of the law program will typically include classes such as:
- Estate and Trust Management
- Commercial Law
- Advanced Legal Analysis
- Criminal Procedures
- Business Organizations
- Constitutional Law
- Public Policy
- Professional Responsibility
- Social Teaching
Ave Maria School of Law provides career services to students and alumni. Services students can expect to get from AMS include job posting access, student mentoring, mock interviews, attorney mentoring, access to information fairs, career development programs, one-on-one career counseling, on-campus recruiting, and a pro bono recognition program.
Students of Ave Maria may choose to take a certified legal internship during their course of study. This is one of a handful of law schools that provide a Certified Legal Internship (CLI) as a for-credit internship. This hands-on learning opportunity helps students manage their own caseload and appear in court under the direct supervision of a licensed attorney. For more information about qualifications and program information, visit the school website to learn more.
Students may visit the school's website to view additional information regarding enrollment, courses, degree tracks, campus life, events, news, law library, accreditation, and financial aid.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Ave Maria School of Law may offer services including:
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Other Graduate Schools
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Ave Maria School of Law.
- The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL (204 miles away)
- Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, VA (358 miles away)
- The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in Carlisle, PA (367 miles away)
- Widener University - Harrisburg Campus in Harrisburg, PA (380 miles away)
- University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law in Washington, DC (418 miles away)