• Roger Kiska
  • Leesha Newkirk
  • Brandon Cooper
  • Shea Hasenauer
  • Jose Nunez
  • Katie Wilcox
  • Joseph Gumataotao
  • Mary Kanowsky
  • Leonard Ballard
  • Amy Pedagno
  • Brett Branham
  • Brett Branham


  1. apply


    Ave Maria School of Law welcomes your application! We will begin accepting applications for Summer/Fall 2015 on September 1, 2014! Apply ONLINE and pay no application fee! Ave Maria School of Law offers generous scholarship assistance ranging from $2500.00 up to Full tuition for qualified candidates. There are also a limited number of awards in excess of Full Tuition for exceptional candidates. Contact Admissions if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application!


    We mourn the loss of His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan

    It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share with you the news that His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan, former head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and an esteemed member of the Ave Maria School of Law Board of Governors passed away on, Friday March 5. A mass will be celebrated for the repose of the soul of Cardinal Egan in the Ave Maria School of Law Chapel.

  3. Estate Planning

    Estate Planning Conference

    The 2nd Annual Ave Maria School of Law Estate Planning Conference will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015. An impressive line-up of nationally recognized speakers will present lectures and panel discussions on the latest estate planning techniques. Continuing education credits are pending approval. Click here for conference details.

    To view a slideshow of photos from the 2014 conference, click here.
  4. Director of Experiential Education

    Professor Donovan named AMSL’s first Director of Experiential Education

    AMSL has named Associate Clinical Professor of Law Elizabeth M. Donovan as its first Director of Experiential Education. Experiential education has become an increasingly important component of legal education, as endorsed by the ABA. The Law School clinics, as well as certain externships, provide access to legal representation and advocacy for members of our society who would otherwise be denied full access to the legal system. Both programs also provide students with in-depth exposure to the actual practice of law on behalf of real clients and private and public entities. Providing opportunities for students to learn the practice of law by assisting actual clients, under the supervision of experienced practitioners, facilitates the development of lawyering skills.

    Read more here.
  5. Professor Greg Holtz

    New Estate Planning and General Practice Clinic at Ave Maria School of Law

    The Estate Planning and General Practice Clinic, under the direction of Visiting Associate Clinical Professor Greg Holtz, provides law students with direct, robust, and supervised experience in developing and preparing estate planning documents. The clinic is a regional resource to families and individuals who require counsel and assistance in the areas of estate planning, probate and consumer law.

  6. Queen of Heaven Ball

    Ave Maria School of Law’s 2014 Queen of Heaven Ball

    Ave Maria School of Law’s 2014 Queen of Heaven Ball was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples on December 5. Proceeds from the event benefit the law school’s Scholarship Fund.

    Enjoy a slideshow of photos from the evening’s festivities.
  7. Queen of Heaven Ball

    Ave Maria School of Law Student Publishes Book

    Shea Hasenauer, Class of 2016, has written and self-published a book, Outlining in Law School: A step-by-step guide. The book has topped the list of free Adult & Continuing Education eBooks on Amazon.

  8. Brandon Cooper

    Brandon Cooper

    Brandon Cooper ’16, is a recipient of the T. J Reddick Bar Association’s Henry Latimer Scholarship in recognition of his academic achievements and perseverance thus far. Brandon is the SBA Secretary and a former senator. He is vice president of St. Benedict the Moor Black Law Students Association, founding member of AMSL’s Latino Lawyers Student Association and a Student Ambassador.

  9. Difilippo and Tate

    Lisa Difilippo ’14 and Charnele Tate ’14

    "Congratulations to Lisa Difilippo ’14 and Charnele Tate ’14 on being named winners of the annual St. Thomas More Trial Competition. Lisa was also honored with the Best Oral Advocate Award.

  10. PreLaw Magazine

    best Catholic Law School

    Ave Maria School of Law has been named the best Catholic Law School in the United States for the devout by PreLaw Magazine. The winter 2014 issue of the magazine ranked AMSL first among 28 Catholic law schools.

    Read more

    Ave Maria School of Law Cordially invites you to a presentation on

    "The U.S. Supreme Court and its Role Concerning Change" by the
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

    Thursday, March 12, 2015 St. Thomas More Commons AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW 1025 Commons Circle, Naples, Florida

    To RSVP, click here.