Career Services – Employer Resources

Employer Resources

Ave Maria law students and alumni are prepared to practice and are ready to make an immediate contribution to your organization.

What sets our students and alumni apart?

  • A strong academic curriculum with an emphasis on ethics and professionalism.
  • A required third semester of advanced research and writing for litigation.
  • A robust externship and clinical program as well as a number of skills-based courses.
  • An accelerated degree option where students can complete the requirements for the Juris Doctor degree in two, two and one-half or three years.
  • A focus on competencies and practical skills through student encouragement and participation in local and national internships, externships and pro bono internships.
  • A full-time Certified Legal Internship program where students will spend one full semester focusing solely on obtaining practical legal and advocacy skills.
  • A commitment to their local communities.



Ave Maria School of Law Career Services Office values our partnerships with the legal community. Career Services is always looking to partner in the following ways:


Statement of Non-Discrimination
Ave Maria School of Law recognizes the inherent value and dignity of all members of the human family. It values equal opportunity, and seeks racial, cultural and ethnic diversity. The Law School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or status as a veteran or disabled veteran. The Law School maintains its Catholic character, but is open to persons of all religious faiths who respect the goals of Ave Maria School of Law, as adopted by the Board of Governors. It does not discriminate on the basis of religion, except to the extent that applicable laws and constitutional provisions respect its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives. The Law School fully accepts the teachings of the Catholic Church with regard to homosexual conduct and sexual conduct outside the bonds of matrimony, as set forth by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Consistent with those teachings, the Law School does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sexual orientation without regard to homosexual conduct or other actions that undermine the Law School’s Catholic identity.