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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 School of Law is one of only two accredited Catholic law schools south of Georgetown University’s School of Law in Washington, DC.

Source of Institutional Control


Academic Year Calendar


Degree Programs Offered

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Dual-Degree Programs at St. Thomas University:
    • J.D.-MBA Sports Administration
    • J.D.-M.S. Sports Administration
    • J.D.-M.S. Marriage and Family Counseling
    • J.D.-M.B.A. Accounting
    • J.D.-M.B.A. International Business


  • Appellate Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Practice
  • Criminal Practice
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
  • Florida Supreme Court (Tallahassee)
  • Judicial
  • Immigration
  • Pax Romana at the United Nations (NY)
  • Tax

The Immigration and Tax clinics are in-house services provided at St. Thomas Law.

J.D. Enrollment (Fall 2015)

  • First Year Enrollment – 229
  • Total J.D. Enrollment – 633

Admissions Offers Made By

April 1

Student-Faculty Ratio

15 to 1

Student-Run Academic Journals

  • The St. Thomas Law Review
  • Intercultural Human Rights Law Review
  • Journal of Complex Litigation (online)

Student Organizations

Over thirty Student Organizations, many are involved extensively in public service projects.


The Alex A. Hanna Legal Information Center is the intellectual hub of the St. Thomas University School 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.