The Catholic University of America

Invest in Yourself for a Better World

The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America offers a first-rate legal education and a visionary approach to law as a way of serving others.  CUA Law students graduate with the knowledge, practical skills, and ethical foundation they need to succeed in the practice of law and in service to society.


Community of Service

Enrolling at CUA Law is joining a special family that cares about you as an individual and as a member of our community. We also care deeply about service to others. Inscribed into the stone walls of our Law School building is our call-to-action: “Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” Community Thumb

Nation's Capital

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There is no better place to attend law school than Washington, D.C., where our nation’s laws are made, executed, and interpreted. Our location near the heart of the city offers easy access to opportunities in law firms, government, corporations, and nonprofits that often lead to professional connections and postgraduate employment.

Practice Ready

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Today’s employers prefer not to provide on-the-job training. Our students master critical skills while in law school, learning by doing. Our experiential programs, clinics and externships rate among the best in the country. Courses emphasize practical skills like trial advocacy, negotiating, and legal writing. You graduate ready to practice.

The CUA Law Advantage

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 Your personalized legal education starts right away. Nearly 70% of our courses have fewer than 20 students. You will get to know your professors, who along with our alumni will assist you with career advice and finding job opportunities. These vital connections pay off. The percentage of our graduates employed in government service is among the highest of all law schools.