Facilities

The Ave Maria School of Law Campus consists of academic and housing facilities in six seperate buildings and 8 villa housing units.

Aerial View


aerial view
The Vineyards Campus is located within the Vineyards planned community, currently consisting of 2,100 homes on 1,375 acres. Immediately adjacent to the Vineyards Campus is the 32-acre Vineyards Community Park and Vineyards Elementary School. With outstanding community amenities and beautifully designed homes, the Vineyards planned community is among the most desirable developments in Naples with home values ranging from $300,000 to above $1 million.

The St. Thomas More Commons

St. Thomas More Commons Building

The St. Thomas More Commons is home to Admissions Offices, a large classroom, the Donum Dei Moot Court Room, the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, the Law School Bookstore and Café. The Michigan Room, which recognizes the Law School’s founding in Michigan, is available for small receptions or meetings. The café offers a variety of refreshments is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students gather in the lobby area between classes, or enjoy spectacular weather in outside seating areas in the courtyard located behind this building.

Law Library

law library

This 16,243 square-foot facility includes a beautifully-appointed main reading room, several group study rooms, carrel and table seating, a classroom, and administrative offices for library staff. The library offers a quiet environment and extended hours to provide an optimal location for research and study.

Inside the library

Faculty and Administration Building

administrative building

The Faculty and Administration Building houses offices for faculty, the Research, Writing and Advocacy Program, Finance and Administration, Development, and the Office of the Dean. In addition, student services offices are centered in this facility, including the Office of the Registrar and Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Career Services, Advanced Critical Thinking, and the Chaplain’s Office. Co-locating these offices permits convenient access to a variety of services.

Clinic and Student Organizations Building

The Law School’s clinics are operated out of a suite of offices in the north half of the Clinic and Student Organizations Building. Their location provides easy access to clients while respecting their privacy. The south half of this building is dedicated to offices for the Ave Maria Law Review, the Ave Maria International Law Journal, the Moot Court Program, and the Student Bar Association. A student lounge offers informal gathering space and a large television.

West Hall Classrooms and Computer Labs

The first floor of West Hall offers seven classrooms, three traditional classroom configurations and four seminar rooms. Two of the seminar rooms are equipped with "Smart Whiteboard" technology which enables users to electronically capture material written on them. The offices of the Information Technology staff are in this building along with two computer labs offering community desktop computers, and printing and scanner services.

Classroom Technology

Ave Maria School of Law features wireless internet access throughout its campus. Most classrooms are equipped with tables with built-in electrical outlets, integrated video projection systems, and smart-podiums with computers and document cameras. Members of the Law School Community access a portal system to centralize communications and course pages.

On Campus Housing

The Law School offers on-campus housing to both single students and those with families, as well as to faculty and staff. The On-Campus Housing Office seeks to foster a strong sense of community while providing an environment in which our community members can live and interact comfortably with one another.

Residents enjoy the benefits of living on-campus in close proximity to classes and the library. A public elementary school is located immediately adjacent to the Law School and a nearby community park offers space for athletic pursuits and a place for children to play.

The campus offers two basic styles of housing, apartments and villas, with various floor plans:

  • One-bedroom apartments (located in two four-story apartment buildings)
  • Two-bedroom and two-bedroom with den apartments (located in two four-story apartment buildings)
  • Two and three-bedroom villas (2- and 3-bedroom duplex-style units)

Apartments

Among the attractive features of the Vineyards Campus is the availability of on-campus apartments. East and West Halls offer one and two bedroom units for single and married faculty, staff, and law students. Apartments are unfurnished, but include all major kitchen appliances (microwave, stove, and refrigerator). The apartments are priced at costs that are comparable to other area housing, and include utilities (electric and water), local phone and basic cable service, parking, and unlimited use of shared laundry facilities. East Hall is an entirely residential building; the lower floor of West Hall includes several small and mid-sized classrooms, as well as computer labs.

West and East Halls
West and East Halls

Villas Housing

In addition to the apartments in East and West Halls, the Vineyards Campus includes eight duplex buildings which total 16 villas, each offering two or three bedrooms, two baths, a single car garage, a full-size kitchen (with microwave, stove and refrigerator), lanai, and washer and dryer. The Villas' exterior amenities include sidewalks and attractively landscaped yards. The Villas are available to both faculty and married students with families. The Villas are priced comparably to other area housing and include utilities (electric and water), local phone and basic cable service, and parking for up to two automobiles.

On-Campus villas Housing
The Law School campus includes 15 villas for members of the Ave Maria community.

For more information about On-Campus Housing, contact the Housing Office at 239-687-5334 or housing@avemarialaw.edu

Off-Campus Housing

The admissions office provides access to resources for admitted students seeking off-campus housing.  In addition to housing guides and brochures, we will also provide the contact information for our preferred realtors and relocation specialists.  Please contact the admissions office at info@avemarialaw.edu if you have any questions about off-campus housing.

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www.forrent.com
www.craigslist.org
http://collegerentals.com

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