Though John Brown’s heart is set on a future in trial law after he graduates from the St. Mary’s University School of Law this week, he will take across the commencement stage the personal trials that have been part of his journey — the loss of his brother and father.
In March, 11 St. Mary’s University students in a Core Curriculum capstone class — SMC 4301: Prospects for Community and Civilization — traveled to Australia for a week. It was the first time a Core capstone class was held abroad.
Jordan Woy (J.D. ’87) negotiated his first major league contract while attending St. Mary’s University School of Law. The contract was for now-retired Major League Baseball left fielder Pete Incaviglia, making Incaviglia one of a handful of players to ever get a major league contract straight out of college.
For most people, adulthood is a seamless transition. When someone turns 18 in Texas, in the eyes of the law they can sign a contract, make their own medical decisions, get married and vote, among many other things.
Professor of Law David Grenardo, J.D., invites students to pray before class. At the end of the prayer, he asks them to treat each other with dignity and respect.
By age 22, Sarah Place (M.B.A. ’98) had lived in 13 states — but had yet to truly find her place. One of those stops was Texas, where her father was stationed at Fort Sam Houston.
A member of the St. Mary’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Martinez will be commissioned in May as a second lieutenant. But he’s already hit a major accomplishment in his young military career — earning U.S. Army Cadet Command’s designation as the No. 3 ROTC cadet in the nation in 2019.
Selling chocolates, baked goods and lemonade at age 8. Buying gumball machines to expand profits at 12. Then, purchasing vending machines at age 16. Perhaps her entrepreneurial spirit comes from her grocery store-owning parents, but Alejandra Zertuche (B.S. ’08, M.B.A. ’11) has always been all about business.
The world’s deadliest creature is not what you might expect. “The number of human lives taken yearly by all animals combined — including humans — still falls short of the lives taken by mosquito-borne diseases,” said Sourav Roy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences.
His father worried when Andrei Aranda (LL.M. ’17) told him he was leaving home to further his legal education in the United States. Aranda, who grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico, was already trained as an attorney there but felt a calling to help Mexican and Latin American immigrants navigate the complex U.S. immigration system.
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Third-year J.D. student and decorated U.S. Army veteran Tanya Burke zipped through the pro bono hour requirement for graduation in her first semester at the St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Juan Ocampo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is leading two projects focused on the structural integrity of aircraft and nuclear facilities, drawing students into the research process.