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.
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.
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.
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.
Law School News
- July 21, 2014
CUA Law Faculty Share Expertise with Peers in London and the Czech Republic
- July 14, 2014
Hard Work, Fast Pace, and Good Times Mark CUA Law’s International Human Rights Summer Law Program
- July 10, 2014
In Memoriam: Stephen M. Goldman
- July 9, 2014
Alumnus John Devaney Named Managing Partner of Perkins Coie
- July 8, 2014
Law School Hosts Training to Protect Seniors at Risk
- July 2, 2014
Recent Graduate Jessica Kleinman Awarded a 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowship
- June 30, 2014
Two for Two: The Supreme Court Rules Favorably Again in Cases Advocated by Professor Mark Rienzi
- June 27, 2014
Law School Bids Farewell to Five Longtime Distinguished Lecturers
- Professor Lucia Silecchia
Interviewed by EWTN about new leadership at the Vatican Bank. At 15:32
- Professor Clifford Fishman
Quoted in the DC Bar's magazine, Washington Lawyer, for its article "Drones, Coming to the Skies Near You."
- Professor Robert Destro
Quoted in National Catholic Reporter about Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling.
- Professor Mary Leary
- Professor A.G.Harmon
Author of “Interested, but not Injured: The Compromised Status of Qui Tam Plaintiffs Under the Amended False Claims Act and the Return of the Citizen Suit,” Public Contract Bar Journal.