The Catholic University of America

The Columbus School of Law is ranked in the top 15 nationally in a new survey of law firm associates’ satisfaction with their legal educations. 

The midlevel associates survey was conducted by The American Lawyer magazine and published in its latest issue. The survey asked respondents to rate their law schools on how well they prepared them for firm life. Of all the questions on the survey, that question is the one that the survey’s authors felt “correlated most strongly with overall job satisfaction.”
Catholic University’s law school was the only one in the Washington, D.C. metro region to be included in the top 30 on the list.
The article, titled “Which Schools Produce the Most Satisfied Big-Firm Lawyers?” stated:
“The latest results from our Midlevel Associates Survey show that respondents' overall job satisfaction strongly correlates with how well they believe their law schools prepared them for practice. The tie between the answer to that question and overall satisfaction, as measured by the survey, is on par with the one between associate seniority and compensation—no small matter in a world where lockstep associate pay is the norm.”

CUA Law Dean Daniel F. Attridge said he was pleased, but not surprised, at the law school’s top 15 ranking. 

“Emphasis on practical, hands-on experiential learning has been a CUA Law hallmark for decades, and our attention to it is stronger than ever today,” he said. “This survey validates what we have long known - that our graduates are among the most practice-ready in the nation, year after year.”