The Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court, established in 1989, is one of more than 300 similar institutions across the United States modeled after the four English Inns of Court, the historic training ground for barristers. The inns, which include more than 20,000 members, are dedicated to improving the skills, professionalism, civility, and ethics of judges, attorneys, and students.
As members of the Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court, CUA students join experienced attorneys and sitting judges from Washington, D.C., and federal district and appellate courts to discuss trial techniques and exchange experiences on how best to manage various aspects of courtroom litigation. Members are selected from second-and third-year students.
At the Columbus School of Law, the academic programs are a comprehensive legal education weaving a strong theoretical foundation with sophisticated practical training. This distinctive educational approach furnishes students with the mental tools to face the demands of the 21st century.