Student Life

The Ave Maria School of Law Community is comprised of people from across the country and beyond whose paths converge to pursue a common goal.  Each person contributes to and benefits from the experiences and perspectives of other members of the community.
By providing opportunities for interaction among students, Ave Maria ensures a vibrant, professional atmosphere and a constructive law school experience.  Beginning with Orientation, students are encouraged to participate in service, spiritual, and social activities.
A sampling of annual events and activities:

Service Projects during Orientation and in the spring organized by the Student Bar Association
Married Students Wine and Cheese, organized with the assistance of Law Partners, our married student organization.
“Ave Bowl,” a flag football playoff.
Christmas Block Party including a roast of the faculty teaching 1L courses.
Travel to The March for Life in Washington, D.C.
The Valentine’s Day Cocktail Party and Silent Auction which has raised thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association
“Tommy Nights” organized by the St. Thomas More Society featuring faculty speakers at a “happy hour”-styled event
The Barrister’s Ball
The Easter Egg Hunt (for the youngest members of the Law School Community)
The Deans’ End –of-the-Year Barbecue