The Catholic University of America
Academic Programs

The Columbus School of Law Blends Intellectual and Practical Training

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (CUA Law) is among the best choices you can make if your goal is to graduate with the skills — such as critical legal analysis, legal writing, and effective oral advocacy—that are essential to successful legal practice in the 21st century. 

At every turn, CUA Law's approach to legal education can be summarized with three words: practical, focused, and connected. Practical means you will learn by doing; focused offers the chance to choose among many different areas of legal study for academic emphasis; connected describes professors who take a personal interest in you, students who treat each other like family, and a supportive alumni network.

 

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

The CUA Law J.D. curriculum combines a strong theoretical foundation with sophisticated practical training. Students learn legal doctrine in intellectually challenging classes. They acquire real-world skills through clinical and experiential programs.

> Full-time Program
> Part-time
   Evening Program

> Joint Degree Programs


Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Through the law school's extensive curricular offerings, LL.M. candidates enhance their knowledge for practice by acquiring significant expertise in the area of specialization they have selected. CUA Law offers the following concentrations:

> Law and Technology,
Securities Law,
> or Comparative and
   International Law
.

Also available from CUA Law, an American LL.M. degree offered in cooperation with Jagiellonian University.

 

Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.)

The M.L.S. degree program enhances the ability of professionals to work with lawyers and legal issues, to gain a deeper knowledge of a particular legal field, and to understand laws and regulations. Students can choose to concentrate in the fields of:

> Compliance and Corporate
   Responsibility
,
Criminal Justice,
Employment and Human
   Resources
,
Intellectual Property,
Political Law,
> and a General Law option.