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Discover YOUR FAITH IN LAW

AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW


A FULL SCHOLARSHIP AND LIVING STIPEND TO LAW SCHOOL COULD BE YOURS. DISCOVER IF THE CARDINAL NEWMAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IS FOR YOU.

A full scholarship and living stipend to law school could be yours! Ave Maria School of Law near the beautiful beaches of Naples, Florida is proud of its Cardinal Newman Scholarship Program. If you have an LSAT score of at least 150 and a minimum GPA of 3.0, or an LSAT score of 148 or higher and a GPA of at least 3.25, you could qualify if you meet one of the following additional criteria: • Graduate of a Catholic college or university, or a Cardinal Newman Guide approved school • Graduate of any accredited college or university and you were an active member of a Newman Center or Catholic Student Center • Served as FOCUS missionary • Member of a Catholic parish supporting the universities in the greater Ann Arbor, MI area Cardinal Newman Scholarship recipients will receive a full scholarship plus a one-time $10,000 stipend towards living expenses incurred during their first year at Ave Maria School of Law. Eligibility is dependent on the candidate’s highest official LSAT score.

MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE!

If you or someone you know is interested in law school, consider Ave Maria School of Law. We offer a high quality legal education with a commitment to professional excellence, rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Discover your calling in life and grow in your faith at Ave Law.

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For additional information on the Cardinal Newman Scholarship Program, please contact the Admissions Office at (239) 687-5420 or info@avemarialaw.edu


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With Meaning We asked Ave Maria School of Law students, Victor and Jessica Bermudez, to share their unique story. How did you first hear about Ave Maria School of Law and the

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What ultimately made you choose Ave Maria Law? Jessica: I heard about Ave Maria School of Law while I was in college at Franciscan University of Steubenville. I was working for an Ave Maria Law alumni, who ran a private consulting business and was a legal attaché to the Holy See at the United Nations in New York City. Ultimately, it was my professor from Franciscan University, Dr. Brian Scarnecchia, who encouraged and inspired me to apply to Ave Maria Law. Dr. Brian Scarnecchia is currently a Professor at the law school and informed me of the Cardinal Newman Scholarship. I hadn’t considered law school before his recommendation. Once I envisioned myself as a law student with my husband at Ave Maria Law, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Both my husband and our families were confident that I would be a successful law student. I am so grateful that I decided to pursue a legal education at Ave Maria Law. Victor: I originally planned to attend law school in Southern California where I grew up. However, after hearing about the Cardinal Newman Academy, I decided to visit the school. When I arrived, I was impressed by the staff and the students I met. The people who impressed me the most were the professors. After attending classroom mock lectures, and a dinner with the professors, I knew they were going to be dedicated to my success as a law student and a lawyer. I called my wife (then fiancée), and told her that I knew this is where we needed to spend the first three years of our marriage.

How would you describe being a part of the Ave Maria Law community? What has been most rewarding to you so far? Jessica: The community at Ave Maria Law is so special. I feel so blessed to have such amazing classmates. It is a joy being able to engage in conversations with friends, even in passing. I feel so supported and uplifted by those around me. The diversity amongst students makes us a strong community because our passions and interests have helped us share new perspectives and an appreciation for the work we hope to accomplish as attorneys. The most enriching part of the Ave Maria Law community is its faith community. Being in communion with Christ is the most important aspect of our community. Also, I feel connected to all of the students I pray for while I am at Mass. I know that law school isn’t easy for anyone, especially me, but being able to take our concerns to prayer has brought me the greatest peace. There is nothing more rewarding than being at peace while in law school. Victor: The law school community is a close community. The sections are close, and everyone is very supportive of each other. I’ve heard stories from other law schools about students ripping out pages from library books and doing whatever they could to bring others down to raise their rank. This isn’t what it’s like at Ave Maria. Although we’re competitive and we all want to succeed, my classmates aren’t afraid to lend a hand to students in need. Also, the upperclassmen are very supportive of the 1Ls. They will often take time away from their busy schedules to help struggling 1Ls understand the complex legal principles taught in class.


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PRE-LAW ACADEMY FLORIDA IN MARCH! Travel and lodging is provided. CONSIDERING LAW SCHOOL? Find out if a legal education inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the natural law is for you. APPLY TO THE CARDINAL NEWMAN PRE-LAW ACADEMY AT AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW!

Ave Maria School of Law will host the Cardinal Newman Pre-Law Academy for upperclassmen and recent graduates seeking a vocation in law inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the natural law. This intensive three day program will engage participants in active learning through classroom and experiential offerings and enriching spiritual activities.

Cardinal Newman Pre-Law Academy March 9-11, 2018 Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, FL

Eligibility 1. Earned or will earn an undergraduate degree from: a. a Catholic college or university b. any accredited college or university where you were an active member of a Newman Center of Catholic Student Center c. an eligible Cardinal Newman Guide approved school 2. Served as FOCUS missionary 3. Member of a Catholic parish supporting the universities in the greater Ann Arbor, MI area

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2018

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For additional information on the Cardinal Newman Scholarship Program, please contact the Admissions Office at info@avemarialaw.edu or (239) 687-5420.

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Ave Maria School of Law • 1025 Commons Circle, Naples, Florida 34119 Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, license number 4007. Fully accredited by the American Bar Association. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Consumer-Services 1-800-435-7352. 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.

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