Welcome to St. Thomas University College of Law
Founded in 1984, St. Thomas University College of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. It is part of a Catholic university and a law school where values matter.
St. Thomas Law trains and graduates lawyers capable of applying legal principles to address and solve problems of an increasingly complex and changing society. The rigorous academic program of the law school emphasizes lifelong learning and scholarship in a personalized, caring environment. To this end, we remain committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community service.
St. Thomas Law offers extensive clinical, externship, and internship opportunities to further enhance our students' legal training.
Facts & Statistics
St. Thomas University was founded in 1961 as Biscayne College by the order of the Augustinian Friars. When University status was attained, the name of the institution was changed to St. Thomas University to reflect its Cuban heritage. The University traces its roots to the Universidad de Santo Tomas de Villanueva, founded in 1946 in Havana, Cuba, by American Augustinians with assistance from European Augustinians.
St. Thomas University College of Law is one of only two accredited Catholic law schools south of Georgetown University’s School of Law in Washington, DC.
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Student-Run Academic Journals
- The St. Thomas Law Review
- Intercultural Human Rights Law Review
- Journal of Complex Litigation (online)
Over thirty Student Organizations, many are involved extensively in public service projects.
The Legal Information Center is the intellectual hub of the St. Thomas University College of Law. With its renowned collection and cutting-edge resources, wide array of services, and inviting study spaces, the Law Library is deeply committed to the Law School's research and teaching missions.