Facilities

Facilities

The Ave Maria School of Law Campus consists of academic and housing facilities in five separate buildings and sixteen villa housing units.

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The Vineyards Campus is located within the Vineyards planned community, consisting of over 2,100 homes on 1,375 acres. Immediately adjacent to the Ave Maria School of Law 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.

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St. Thomas More Commons 

The St. Thomas More Commons is home to a large classroom, the Donum Dei Moot Court Room, the St. Therese of the Little Flower Chapel, offices for the Chaplin and the Student Organization and Events Coordinator, 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.    

 

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Veteran’s Memorial 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, a computer lab and administrative offices for library staff. The library offers a quiet environment and extended hours to provide an optimal location for research and study.    

 

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Faculty and Administration Building

The Faculty and Administration Building is a multi-purpose facility with office space, meeting rooms, and a large classroom. In addition to the Faculty, Admissions and the Office of the Dean are located here along with other administrative offices such as Finance, Development and External Affairs, and Information Technology. Students Services are also centered in this facility, including the Registrar, Student Accounts, Housing, Financial Aid, Career Services, and Alumni Affairs. Co-locating these offices allows for convenient access by students.  

West Hall Classrooms and Offices
The first floor of West Hall offers five classrooms, three traditional classroom configurations and two seminar rooms. The seminar rooms are equipped with “Smart Whiteboard” technology which enables users to electronically capture material written on them. The Law School’s Clinical Programs operate out of the East Office Suite and include offices for client meetings and a conference room. The West Office Suite houses the Student Lounge and offices for the Ave Maria Law Review,  the Ave Maria International Law Journal, the Moot Court Board, and the Student Bar Association.

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:

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, a student lounge, offices for co-curricular programs and the Clinical Program.

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West and East Halls

Villas Housing
In addition to the apartments in East and West Halls, the Vineyards Campus includes eight duplex buildings for a total of 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.

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 The Law School campus includes 16 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 information about local apartment options to admitted students seeking off-campus housing. Please contct the admissions office at info@avemarialaw.edu

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