Guaranteed Admission

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 score* of 157 or better; or
    • a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better and an LSAT score of 154-156; or
    • a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or better and an LSAT score of 151-153.

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.

  • An LSAT score of 157 would generally place the applicant in the top 30% of all LSAT test takers.
  • An LSAT score of 154-156 would generally place the applicant in the top 40% of LSAT test takers.
  • An LSAT score of 151-153 would generally place the applicant in the top 50% of all LSAT test takers.

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.