The Columbus School of Law's Office of Career and Professional Development is dedicated to assisting students secure employment not solely after graduation, but for the rest of their lives. This commitment to life long service stems from the belief that career management extends far beyond graduation. Staffed by career planning professionals with advanced degrees in law, the office provides individual and group counseling, workshops, panels, instructional materials and job listings as well as activities that facilitate direct contact with prospective employers.
- Forbes recently ranked law schools based on their graduates’ median salaries. CUA is ranked 30th overall, based on our graduates’ starting median salary of $63,000. See Forbes, “The Law Schools Whose Grads Earn the Biggest Paychecks,” (March 2013).
- A recent scholarly article explored whether there is any correlation between a law school’s ranking and its graduates’ career success. To test the question, the author compared the U.S. News’ rankings of law schools with the total number of their graduates who are partners at the 250 largest law firms. The author founds that CUA Law ranks 36th among the number of partners at the largest law firms (significantly outperforming our U.S. News ranking) and is the 6th ranked top feeder school for law firm partners in the Washington area (ahead of Yale, Chicago, Michigan, and Columbia). See Theodore P. Seto, “Where Do Partners Come From?” 62 J. Legal Educ. 242 (2012).
- “Super Lawyers” is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. There are over 570 CUA Law alumni currently listed in “Super Lawyers.” This includes 111 CUA Law graduates practicing as Super Lawyers in the District of Columbia and another 16 CUA Law graduates practicing in D.C. as “Rising Stars.” “Super Lawyers” rates a total of 291 CUA Law alumni in the DC/MD/VA market as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.