Ave Maria School of Law

Naples, FL
1025 Commons Circle, Naples, FL 34119
239-687-5300

Ave Maria School of Law is a private, Catholic law school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is the only Catholic law school in the United States. The school was founded in 1999 by Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino's Pizza. It is named after the Ave Maria radio station that Monaghan started. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association.

The school has a traditional curriculum, with a first-year focus on doctrinal courses and a second- and third-year focus on more advanced courses and clinics. The school offers a four-year Juris Doctor program, as well as three-year and two-year accelerated programs. The school also offers a Master of Laws program for foreign-trained lawyers.

The school has a strong emphasis on Catholic teachings, and all students are required to take courses on Catholic social teaching and natural law. The school has a strict dress code, and students are not allowed to wear jeans or shorts in class. The school has a student-run Honor Code, which prohibits cheating, plagiarism, and lying.

The school has a small student body, with about 400 students enrolled. The student-faculty ratio is about 10-to-1. The average class size is about 20 students. The school has a diverse student body, with students coming from all over the United States and from more than 20 foreign countries.

The school's campus is located on 80 acres of land in the rural town of Ave Maria, Florida. The campus includes several buildings, including a library, a chapel, and a law school building. The school also has a farm, which is used for research and education.

The school's faculty includes some of the nation's leading scholars in Catholic legal education. The school has a strong commitment to public service, and its graduates have gone on to work in all areas of the legal profession.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Main Website: https://www.avemarialaw.edu/

Financial Aid: https://www.avemarialaw.edu/law-school-cost/