Law

St. Mary’s Law graduates nine alumni from one family

The St. Mary’s University School of Law graduates alumni from all over the world, but the Dowd family from St. Louis produces School of Law graduates en masse.

Nationally ranked Advocacy Program prepares court-ready lawyers

Walking into the St. Mary’s University School of Law’s Raba Building, it’s easy to get distracted by the numerous trophies. But those awards, earned by the School of Law’s Advocacy Program, represent tournament placements and are points of pride for a program that has produced national champions.

Alumna uses her experience to create judicial clerkships

The Hon. Marina Garcia Marmolejo is using her experience to create judicial clerkship opportunities for School of Law students. She is a Laredo-based federal district judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Pipeline program makes law school a reality for high school students

The Office of Pipeline Initiatives finds ways to demystify law school for high school students to make their law school dreams a reality.

School of Law celebrates faculty, staff who have served decades

This year marks a milestone for several faculty members, celebrating decades of dedicated service to the St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Clerkships add employment security and prestige to law graduate’s repertoires

St. Mary's School of Law graduates secure judicial clerkship opportunities through a new clerkship program.

M.Jur. alumnus combines forensic psychology with law studies

The question that drives forensic psychologist John Delatorre is why an individual commits a crime. He applies psychology to consult on criminal, civil and family law cases in his work. He'll soon apply his Master of Jurisprudence education to his work as well.

MBA/J.D. student finds nontraditional path to success 

A single teen mom. A successful business owner. And now a dual-degree student at St. Mary’s University attaining her MBA and J.D. Vanessa Ortega has paved her own path to success and helps others find theirs. 

Law student founds nonprofit group for young runners

For his nonprofit Running Down a Dream, Shawn Barnett led a group of 14 school-aged children and their parents through warm-up stretches. Before starting their run, Barnett, a second-year J.D. student at the St. Mary’s University School of Law, tells everyone to set a reasonable, achievable goal for themselves.

Tamales, cafecito and blessings bring the Rio Grande Valley family spirit to St. Mary’s Law students

The smell of warm tamales and hot coffee bring to mind the warmth and aroma of home for some St. Mary’s University School of Law students.

Graduating J.D. student finds her “why” at St. Mary’s Law

Rosa Peterson, scheduled to graduate from the St. Mary’s University School of Law on May 21, has donated her time to various organizations during her studies.

The Defining Moment Comprehensive Campaign funds the future of St. Mary’s Law

Donors to the St. Mary's Law campaign endowed transformational scholarships and professorships, funded cutting-edge facilities, enabled first-generation student programming and propelled law success efforts.   

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