Practical, focused, and connected — The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (Catholic Law) is among the best choices you can make to graduate with the skill essential to successful legal practice today.

Catholic Law's approach to legal education provides classroom, clinical, and externship opportunities that complement each other and give our students unparalleled legal theory combined with practical experience. Catholic Law offers Certificate Programs and other areas of concentration — like securities, technology, compliance, and public policy — so students can dive deeper into their preferred areas of focus. Located in Washington, D.C., Catholic Law is just minutes from Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court, hundreds of federal agencies, and some of the country's most prestigious law firms.

That's the Catholic Law Advantage.


Catholic Law has a unique mission of service that, combined with the Catholic Law Advantage, provides students with a legal education that will allow them to grow both professionally and as an individual. This mission is exemplified by our dedication to pro bono work; a commitment shared by students, faculty, and alumni alike. Clinical skills lie at the heart of how the law functions as a tool to help and protect others, especially society’s most vulnerable. 

Students who are drawn to service have many opportunities for engaging in long-term and short-term social justice projects, as well as student organizations that give back to the local community. Catholic Law also assists students who wish to pursue post-graduate fellowships and other employment opportunities in public interest and public service settings.