Ave Maria School of Law occupies a 12-acre campus in the area known as the Vineyards, northeast of incorporated Naples in Collier County in southwest Florida. Located a short distance from Southwest Florida International Airport, and just seven miles from the Gulf of Mexico, the Law School’s location provides convenient access to an ideal environment for the study of law in a sought-after destination.
Southwest Florida provides law students with a wide variety of opportunities for gaining practical legal experience with courts and law firms in Naples and nearby Fort Myers. Students in some of the Law School’s clinical programs are able to serve the indigent population on the largely agricultural town of Immokalee. With no other law school serving this region – a region expected to double its population in the next two decades – legal employers in the area appreciate the resources made possible by Ave Maria School of Law.
“Our school is positioned well. Southwest Florida is vibrant, growing, and beautiful. The quality of life is very high. The region provides diverse opportunities for our students to hone their legal skills and, at the same time, network for post-graduation employment. Our externship program and our clinical programs provide students with opportunities to serve others in need and enables our school to give back to our communities.”
President and Dean