The Catholic University of America
JD Admissions

The Columbus School of Law seeks the widest possible diversity in its student body and solicits applicants from all around the world and from all professional, religious, and racial/ethnic backgrounds. Our goal is to matriculate students who will excel academically and contribute to the ethical advancement of the legal profession. Entering classes typically are composed of approximately 200 students, selected from roughly 2,600 applications per year.

Student Perspectives

Nothing can take the place of visiting in person, but here's the next best thing. Let our students tell you in their own words what makes CUA Law so great!

Student Ambassadors reveal what life is like as a law student at CUA. Jonathan Tabacoff, 3L, on the benefits of small classes, access to professors, a strong sense of community, and having opportunities for practical experience.
Student Ambassadors reveal what life is like as a law student at CUA. Jamel Vinson, Class of 2013, talks about faculty, class size, community, and practical training.
Student Ambassadors reveal what life is like as a law student at CUA. Jennice Walter, Class of 2013, on CUA Law's supportive, community atmosphere, and why she feels prepared to practice.


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2012-2013 Law School Viewbook Schedule a tour of the law school and sit in on a class.

2012-2013 Law School Viewbook Browse our 2014-15 Law School Viewbook to learn about the CUA Law School and community.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Photo Gallery of CUA campus and law school  View a photo gallery of the law school and campus.

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  Diversity at CUA Law

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are determined primarily on the basis of the applicant's undergraduate GPA and performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). In addition, applicants may be judged on the basis of special leadership qualities, performance in particular courses, evidence of improving performance, relevant work experience, evidence of strong motivation, potential for contributing to the diversity of the law school, performance in graduate school, strong letters of recommendation from those who have a basis for judging the applicant's ability to succeed in law school, and the academic standards of the student's undergraduate school.

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Phone: 202-319-5151


Stop by:

Columbus School of Law
Office of Admissions
Suite 340
3600 John McCormack Rd., NE

Washington, DC 20064

Mailing Address:

Columbus School of Law
Office of Admissions
The Catholic University of America
Cardinal Station

Washington, DC 20064

Shani J.P. Butts, Director of Admissions

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