Why St. Thomas Law
A hallmark of St. Thomas Law is our emphasis on practical training, student engagement, social justice, and ethical behavior. Our students and alumni have a deep sense of justice and charity, and fully utilize their education and experience to lead the way in making our legal system one that truly champions the rights of the powerless.
St. Thomas Law is committed to providing you with a first-rate legal education, which is coupled with a wide variety of experiential clinical opportunities. St. Thomas Law students have the opportunity to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world legal work. Our internship, clinical and externship programs include: the Appellate Litigation Clinic, the Immigration Clinic and the Tax Clinic, which are located on campus, the judicial, criminal and civil externship programs, the Florida Supreme Court externship program, our Pax Romana at the United Nations program, and our internship programs in areas of special interest like Bankruptcy Law, Elder Law, or Family Law.
Students are exposed to a wide range of subject areas and skills over the course of their studies at St. Thomas Law through the academic, clinical, international, and academic success programs:
- Legal Research & Writing
- Externships and Internships
- Elder Law Certificate
- Environmental Sustainability Certificate
- Intercultural Human Rights Certificate
- Tax Certificate
- Joint Degree Programs
- Law Reviews and Journals
- Legal Externship
- Pro Bono
- Spain Study Abroad
- Trial Advocacy Programs
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Students who intend to practice law should be aware that admission to the bar in all states involves character, fitness and other qualifications. Before applying for admission to law school, applicants are advised to investigate the requirements for admission to the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which they intend to practice. Some state bars may require registration at the time of entry into law school. An applicant's ability to be admitted to the practice of law, even after successful completion of legal studies and graduation from law school, may be severely limited if the applicant has had any legal issue. Students are encouraged to determine the requirements for the state(s) in which they intend to practice by consulting the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners athttp://www.ncbex.org/.