St. Mary's Law School

General Info

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St. Mary's University School of Law has the distinction of being the oldest Catholic law school in the American Southwest. It is located in San Antonio, Texas. Approximately seven hundred students are currently pursuing either a juris doctor or LL.M. at the School of Law.

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St. Mary's Law School Admissions

St. Mary's Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 61% of its applicants. Comparatively, Stmarys is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 1335 805 (60.30%) 252 (18.9%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.55 3.03 3.37
LSAT 149 151 154

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $34,640 $34,640
Part Time $20,430 $20,430

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $19,018
  • Living off-campus: $19,018
  • Living at home: $19,018

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 03/01
  • Application Fee: N/A

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St. Mary's Law School Community

St. Mary's Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Stmarys is Above Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 31
  • Part Time: 50


  • # Female Faculty: 42
  • # Minority Faculty: 18


24.8 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

St. Mary's Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. St. Mary's Law School 1L section size is 3% larger than law schools in Texas and 4% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

St. Mary's Law School: 152
Texas Average: 148
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 765
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 55

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 103
  • Law Journals: 105
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 14.2%
  • Second Year: 2.8%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

St. Mary's Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The St. Mary's Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 80% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2022, 96.5%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 68.0%
  • Business: 14.0%
  • Government: 10.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Texas: 94%
  • District of Columbia: 1%
  • California: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 96.5%
  • First Time Takers: 226
  • Average School: 69.7%
  • Average State: 77.4%
  • Pass Difference: -7.7%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Texas: 77.4%
  • Passed: 152 of 218 (69.7%)
  • State Average: 77.4%
  • Difference: -7.7%