Alumni Updates
Christmas 2011

Alumni Email Upgrade:


As mentioned in recent correspondence, AMSL is planning a significant upgrade to its email systems. We're moving from internal servers to the "cloud" in order to improve performance and communication between you and your alma mater.  At the risk of "crying wolf" I'm happy to report that AMSL's IT staff has brought sufficient stability to our current servers to navigate exams and delay the roll-out until after the holidays. Specifically, AMSL will activate your new email account on January 4th, 2012. This means you have more time to save old messages that you'd like to keep.


And, with compliments to alumnae, Rebecca Mastee, '09 and her colleagues, we are able to provide an easier solution for saving old messages if you have access to a desktop version of Microsoft Outlook.


Specifically, in Outlook, please create a new POP3 email account with the following settings: 

  • Your Name: [user sensitive]
  • Email Address: [user sensitive] (do not use, only use 
  • POP3
  • Incoming Mail Server:
  • Outgoing Mail Server: 
  • Username: [whatever is before the @ symbol in the email address]
  • Password: [user sensitive] 
  • Click the box to manually configure mail server settings 
  • Go to "more settings" or "advanced settings" 
  • On the Outgoing mail server tab, check the box to use same settings as incoming mail server 
  • On the advanced tab, use ports 110 and 25 (defaults) and do not use any encryption. Make sure the checkbox to leave a copy on the server is checked and that the remove after 14 day checkbox is unchecked. 
  • That's it. Do a send/receive and anyone should be able to download all the emails from Outlook Web Access into Outlook. If there are saved folders in Outlook Web Access, those emails will need to be moved to the inbox in order to download to Outlook. Even using IMAP, they will not transfer folders attached to the inbox. 

I hope that helps. If you don't have access to a desktop version of Outlook or are experiencing trouble saving old messages, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I am happy to work with AMSL's IT staff and AMSL's outside vendor to help you with the transition/upgrade on a case-by-case basis.


The Class of 2011 will experience two changes: first, the upgrade, and; second, a change in moniker from to

Please use this extra time to notify your contacts of the relevant change. There should be no loss of emails or interruption in service to the new moniker, but effective January 4th, 2012 you will no longer have access or receive emails to your old account.

MarchForLifeJan. 21st, 2012


In preparation for the March-for-Life, AMSL will host the first ever


Law of Life Summit beginning at 4 P.M. at the National Press Club on Saturday, January 21st, 2012.

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Alumni Reception will follow at 6 P.M. for all graduates, students, guests and their families.

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From the Desk of the President and Dean... 


Dear Alumni:


The Supreme Court of Florida has released bar examination statistical information developed by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination administered on November 5, 2011.  This information applies to those examinees who have an application on file with the Florida Board of Bar Examiners as of December 2, 2011, and who requested that their MPRE score be sent to Florida.


Twenty-five of thirty Ave Maria School of Law students passed this exam, resulting in an 83.3% passage rate.  The overall passage rate of all test takers reported by the Florida Bar is 79.8%.  Ave Maria School of Law test takers placed fifth among Florida's eleven law schools, and they also passed at a higher rate than test takers from non-Florida law schools.


While I am pleased with these results and how they reflect on our comprehensive commitment to enhanced bar performance, I know that our students can do even better over time as more of our efforts begin to bear fruit.


I conclude by congratulating our students for their success on the most recent MPRE.




Eugene R. Milhizer

President and Dean

Ian A. Northon, Esq.

Special Assistant to the Dean and

Director of Alumni Relations (Class of 2004)

239.784.7940 (cell)

239.687.5401 (office)


Ave Maria School of Law

1025 Commons Circle

Naples, Florida 34119