St. Mary’s School of Law

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is a degree available to lawyers. Those who already have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school can specialize in a particular area of the law through the LL.M. Foreign-trained lawyers often seek an LL.M. as a credential that will allow them to practice law

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Law Degree Programs

(4 days ago) The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is a degree available to lawyers. Those who already have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school can specialize in a particular area of the law through the LL.M. Foreign trained lawyers often seek an LL.M. Foreign-trained lawyers who intend to sit for a bar exam often seek an LL.M. as a credential.

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Online J.D. Program

(6 days ago) St. Mary’s Law is accredited by the ABA, but jurisdictions may have restrictions regarding online degree programs. Graduates of the St. Mary’s Law online J.D. program are eligible to sit for the Texas Bar Exam, which includes the Uniform Bar Exam, according to the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Board of Law

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Visit St. Mary’s Law

(4 days ago) When you visit, you can: Tour the four buildings that make up the Law School. Tour other parts of St. Mary’s campus. Arrange to sit in on a law school class (Note: Class visits must be confirmed at least 24 hours ahead of visit.) Get information about Law Success, Clinics, Externships, Advocacy and …

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Law Course Schedules

(6 days ago) Administrative Law (3 credit hours) This course explores problems raised by the functioning of administrative tribunals in governmental rule-making, adjudication, investigation, and enforcement. There is a special emphasis upon procedure and the relationship between administrative agencies and …

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Master's in Education Law

(2 days ago) The M.Jur. in Education Law is the perfect academic program for someone involved in education administration. An education administrator may provide advice in matters pertinent to education law, such as student residency, governance issues, the principal and teacher selection and retention process, student discipline, special-education law, tuition fraud and in the development of educational

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Patricia Roberts

(Just Now) Biography. Roberts became the tenth dean of St. Mary’s School of Law on June 1, 2020. A legal educator for two decades, the majority of her career has been spent in clinical teaching, supervising law students in providing assistance to underserved members of the community. She also brings a wealth of administrative experience to the role.

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Jeffrey Addicott

(Just Now) Biography. Lt. Colonel (US Army, Ret.) Jeffrey Addicott is a full Professor of Law and the Director of the Warrior Defense Project at St. Mary’s University School of Law. An active duty Army officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for twenty years, Addicott spent a quarter of his career as the senior legal advisor to the US Army

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Vincent R. Johnson

(9 days ago) Tort Law in America at the Beginning of the 21st Century, 1 Renmin University of China Law Review 237-64 (2000) (invited publication) The Virtues and Limits of Codes in Legal Ethics, 14 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy 25-47 (2000) Chinese Law and American Legal Education, 31 St. Mary’s L.J. 1-5 (1999) (symposium preface)

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John W. Teeter Jr.

(5 days ago) Teeter practiced commercial litigation in Honolulu and labor and employment law in Boston. His teaching experience includes working for Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1988 and St. Mary’s University since 1991. Teeter has published numerous articles on labor law and a series of essays on how Buddhist insights can enhance the study

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Natural Resource Law Concentration

(9 days ago) The St. Mary’s M.Jur. in Natural Resource Law provides such professionals with a program that will position them to better navigate these regulations regarding air, wind, light, water, soil, land, underground minerals and oil. “As the Texas Supreme Court recently noted, James Michener may well be right: ‘Water, not oil, is the lifeblood

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Territorial Law Concentration

(9 days ago) The M.Jur. concentration in Territorial Law is designed to provide students with insight into territorial laws and legal systems, human rights, economic development and constitutional law.

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Criminal Justice (Master of Jurisprudence)

(1 days ago) The St. Mary’s M.Jur. in Criminal Justice provides a curriculum that builds a deep of understanding of criminal law that goes far beyond law enforcement academy or lower-level college courses in criminal law and procedure. It prepares graduates to deal with the broad range and depth of legal issues that increasingly confront criminal justice

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School of Law News

(Just Now) St. Mary’s Law launches the nation’s first fully online J.D. program approved by the ABA September 14, 2021. The online J.D. program will begin recruiting for Fall 2022 with accreditation by the American Bar Association St. Mary’s University and its School of Law today announced that it is the first law school in the nation …

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Applying to the LL.M. Program

(9 days ago) The following materials are required: A valid passport. The visa application payment. The School of Law’s official letter of admission to the LL.M. degree program. The completed I-20 form issued by the International Student and Scholar Services at St. Mary’s University. A bank statement of financial responsibility to pay tuition and all

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Territorial Law Concentration

(7 days ago) The General LL.M. concentration in Territorial Law is designed to provide students with academic and practical training in the complex issues facing United States territories and their people. Students will develop proficiency through coursework and experiential learning opportunities in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to

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Faculty Scholarship

(5 days ago) Mastering Torts: A Student’s Guide to the Law of Torts (6th ed. 2018) (Carolina Academic Press) Legal Malpractice Claims: What the Data Indicate, 9 St. Mary’s Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics 138-49 (2018). Causation and “Legal Certainty” in Legal Malpractice Law, 8 St. Mary’s Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics 374-405 (2018).

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Student Services

(2 days ago) Life Happens. We know that being a law student can be stressful. Please know that you are not alone. If you are dealing with a personal issue, or if you know of a law student who is experiencing personal issues, please make an appointment to see Assistant Dean Alan Haynes.If you have a family or personal emergency, please make certain that you let the Office of Student Affairs know so that we

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LL.M. in International and Comparative Law

(5 days ago) The School of Law is a member of the International Association of Law Schools and the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé). Degree Plan Students have two years to complete the degree but can complete the program in two semesters of full-time study.

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Student Resources

(Just Now) EventScheduled St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX 9:00 a.m. Law Admissions Open House EventScheduled St. Mary's University San Antonio , TX 5:00 p.m. 8th Annual StMU 5K for the Neighborhood 17

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LL.M. in International Criminal Law

(2 days ago) The LL.M. in International Criminal Law is a post-J.D. degree designed for American lawyers who intend to pursue a specialized government career as a federal or state prosecutor or as a private-sector criminal defense lawyer. International students who have a foundation in …

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The Hon. Beth Watkins

(6 days ago) She currently teaches constitutional law. She also taught legal research and writing to first-year law students from 2006 to 2016. From 2005 through 2008, she served as the Associate Director of the Office of Academic Excellence, and from 2015 until 2017, she served as the law school’s Institutional Legal Research Manager.

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Guaranteed Admission

(9 days ago) 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.

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Legal and Cultural Spring Break in Mexico

(2 days ago) The program faculty is comprised of seven professors of law from the University of Guadalajara, including: judges, public defenders, human rights activists, and practicing attorneys from an international law firm. The faculty will use their professional expertise, personal experience and real cases to lead the classroom discussion.

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Master's in Business Law

(1 days ago) Business law encompasses most of the laws related to businesses and corporations, from contracts to the creation of a new business to issues that may arise when businesses interact with other businesses and customers. Business law governs the ways in which people can legally start, buy, manage, close and sell a business, as well as they ways in

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Gerald S. Reamey

(7 days ago) The award-winning author of many books and law review articles, Professor Reamey is a former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at St. Mary’s where he is a Professor of Law and co-founder and frequent co-director of St. Mary’s Institute on World Legal Problems at …

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Chenglin (Gary) Liu

(6 days ago) Biography. Liu is a professor of law at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Since joining St. Mary’s in 2007, he has taught Law and Economics, Torts, European Union Law, and Chinese Law. Liu’s research focuses on the interplay between food and drug law and transnational litigation from a …

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China Summer Study Abroad Program

(8 days ago) The law school study abroad program in China will resume in Summer 2021. Enrollment is not limited, but is unlikely to exceed 40 students. Classes are scheduled from morning to noon. Students may travel during two long weekends and one five-day break to Shanghai, Xian or other destinations throughout China.

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Joint Degree Programs

(6 days ago) The first year of academic work for a law student pursuing a joint degree consists entirely of law courses. During the second and third year, law and master’s degree courses are taken. Depending on the specific requirements of the master’s degree program, a student ordinarily can earn both a law degree and a master’s degree in three or

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Law Tuition and Fees for 2021-2022

(7 days ago) The St. Mary's University School of Law 2021-2022 tuition and fee rates are in effect from Aug. 1, 2021 until July 31, 2022.

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Samira Lineberger

(1 days ago) Samira Lineberger (J.D. ’87) is a member and owner of Lineberger Law Firm PLLC. She has practiced in a wide range of areas of law and in many capacities. Her current practice focuses on small business, addressing all their needs, including formation, transactions, compliance, intellectual property, employment and litigation.

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David A. Grenardo

(8 days ago) Grenardo is a Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law. He teaches Professional Responsibility, Contracts, Sports Law, Business Associations, Civil Procedure, and International Sports Law. He has presented on professionalism and ethics multiple times locally, statewide and nationally, including at the American Bar Association

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Law Career Services for Current Students

(4 days ago) Reciprocity is a system by which OCS requests the career services office of another law school to grant St. Mary’s students and graduates access to that school’s resources. Reciprocity is requested and granted individually. Each law school has its own reciprocity policy regarding what it offers to someone from another law school.

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LL.M. in American Legal Studies

(8 days ago) LL.M. versus J.D. The LL.M. degree in American Legal Studies is a nine-month program with global credibility.It is open to students who have finished a law degree either in the United States or in a foreign country. LL.M. stands for Legum Magister, which is more commonly called Master of Laws. It contains two “L”s due to its Latin origins, where the second “L” makes the first “L

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Lone Star Classic

(7 days ago) St. Mary’s University School of Law’s Board of Advocates hosts the Lone Star Classic®, an annual invitational mock trial tournament open to ABA-accredited law schools nationwide, every fall semester. View the 2019 tournament here and here. The 2020 Lone Star Classic will be held from Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, to Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020.

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Military and National Security Law Concentration

(Just Now) The St. Mary’s M.Jur. in Military and National Security Law is for professionals in military, government and corporate positions requiring a working knowledge of the treaties, statutes and regulations that govern national security. A degree program of this type is valuable in terms of developing your knowledge in the field of privacy as well

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