The Ave Maria School of Law Alumni Association is dedicated to serving the Ave Maria School of Law Alumni and helping the school achieve its unique and authentically Catholic mission. The association fosters communication, fellowship, and mutual assistance among alumni and the law school community. Promoting the involvement of alumni in the affairs and activities of the law school is also a goal of the association. Anyone upon whom Ave Maria School of Law has conferred the degree of Juris Doctor is eligible for regular membership for life.

Alumni, through their positive words about Ave Maria School of Law and demonstrated commitment to service and justice, are influential partners in defining what the law school stands for to prospective students, colleagues, family and friends.

The Office of Alumni Affairs is here to help you so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Also, please let us keep in touch by making sure we have your most up-to-date contact information.

Jennifer Lucas-Ross, Esq.
Assistant Dean of Career Services & Alumni Affairs
Tel: (239) 687-5351

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Please join alumni in the annual Alumni Day of Prayer on June 22. On this day, we celebrate the feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, two English martyrs who were executed within two weeks of each other by King Henry VIII because they refused to compromise their faith and bend to the king’s demands. Let us pray that as each one of us would have the courage to stand strong in the truth, even when the truth is unpopular or leads to our own persecution or suffering. From the prayers for today’s Mass:

O God, who in martyrdom have brought true faith to its highest expression, graciously grant that, strengthened through the intercession of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More, we may confirm by the witness of our life the faith we profess with our lips. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.


Dean Emeritus Dobranski

By unanimous consent, the Board of Directors of the Ave Maria Alumni Association passed a resolution on April 5, 2016 in recognition and thanksgiving of Dean Emeritus Dobranski, found here.


In 2015, the Alumni Board surveyed the alumni about how the Association can serve them better. Publishing a newsletter was among the top items identified. The Alumni Board now periodically publishes a newsletter to share law school and alumni news. The newsletters will be sent to you via email to your preferred email address. If you have not been receiving the newsletter, please contact If you have a milestone that you would like to share with alumni through the newsletter, please email your milestone to
You can see archived copies of the Alumni Newsletter, by clicking here.


In 2015, the Alumni The Alumni Board and the Alumni Affairs Office invites Ave Maria School of Law Alumni to stay connected to the school and each other through networking and social events.
Recent events include the Mentor Reception, inviting alumni mentors and students to meet and interact with one another and the 15th Anniversary Alumni Affairs Golf Tournament. For more information about Alumni events, review the events calendar or email

 law school job placementSYMPLICITY

Symplicity is an online tool that offers a great deal of resources. Symplicity supports student and graduate interaction with the Career Services Office. The online system will allow students to conduct the following:Office. The online system will allow students to conduct the following:
• Learn about Career Services and Alumni Affairs Office and external events and conferences.
• Make counseling appointments via the calendar.
• Connect with other alumni through our Professional Network and Referral system.
• Search job postings, fellowships, and other opportunities.
• Schedule a mock interview appointment.
• RSVP to events sponsored by the Career Services Office.



The Alumni Affairs Department welcomes alumni to be searchable to other alumni and students on our Symplicity database. Alumni can be searchable by name, geographic location or area of practice. If you wish to participate in our Alumni Networking and Referral Center, please complete the form available here and choose “yes” to the question at the bottom of the form:

You may connect with other alumni by logging into Symplicity and choosing the “Networking” tab to gain access to the Alumni Networking and Referral Center. In the Center, you will find a searchable community of alumni, as well as their contact and professional information.


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