The Catholic University of America

A HIGHLY SELECTIVE LAW SCHOOL


Total enrollment at CUA Law in 2012–2013 was 612 students. The entering class in 2012 represented 106 undergraduate institutions.

Students came from 30 states, the District of Columbia, and eight foreign countries. The entering class of 89 day-division and 52 evening-division students was selected from approximately 2,637 applications. Approximately 15 percent of the student body hold advanced degrees.

The enrollment size makes possible small classes and enhanced student-faculty interchange. Faculty members are easily available for informal sessions, providing a more personalized and meaningful education in the law.

The law school's location in Washington, D.C., offers access to the unique legal resources found only in the nation’s capital. The Supreme Court, Congress, federal district courts and federal administrative agencies, as well as executive departments provide students with opportunities to observe and participate in aspects of the American legal system. The Library of Congress and specialized library collections throughout the city complement the law school’s and other University collections and provide the students with comprehensive research facilities.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library, which offers 50,000 square feet of study space, contains more than 400,000 volumes and volume equivalents. It provides seating for 500 students and boasts a staff of professional librarians and support staff to help serve students and faculty. The library also has two computer labs, which connect to the law school network, in addition to a wireless network that allows access to numerous online research databases, including WestlawNext and Lexis Advance.