St. Thomas University School of Law is located on the main campus of St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Famous for its beaches and year-round balmy weather, South Florida is also a thriving hub of domestic and international trade, an important legal center and, of course, one of the world’s most popular vacation spots. South Florida’s reputation as the gateway to the Caribbean and South America is deserved; life in this area is a fascinating celebration of the many cultures, languages and nationalities represented here. As a result, its arts scene is as vibrant as it is varied.
St. Thomas Law lies in the center of all this; its beautiful campus is situated on one of Miami’s remaining pine rocklands. Radiant Miami Beach and neighboring coastal towns lie just to the east, offering many miles of beautiful beaches. Key Biscayne, with its beachfront and historic lighthouse, is a short drive south. To the west of the campus, one finds the Everglades, a unique wildlife habitat and world treasure. Just over an hour’s drive to the south the storied Florida Keys begin, a breathtaking island chain surrounded by turquoise waters, presenting seemingly endless recreational opportunities. Sports also fans have plenty to keep them occupied: Miami’s professional sports teams include the Miami Dolphins football team, the Miami Heat basketball team, the Florida Marlins baseball team and the Florida Panthers hockey team.
The legal landscape is no less rich: Several miles south in downtown Miami stands the federal courthouse, the location of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida as well as State trial and appellate courts. About 20 miles to the north of the law school is the city of Ft. Lauderdale, another venue for state trial and appellate courts.
St. Thomas Law, located within minutes from a major highway exchange, is easily accessible from surrounding residential communities via a network of modern highways. Limited on-campus housing is also available. Among other services and activities, the cafeteria, swimming pool, six tennis courts and new Wellness Center on the 140-acre university campus are open to law students.