Located in Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (CUA Law) is among the best choices you can make if your goal is to graduate with the skills — such as critical legal analysis, legal writing, and effective oral advocacy — that are essential to successful legal practice in the 21st century.

At every turn, CUA Law’s approach to legal education can be summarized with three words: Practical, Focused, and Connected, also referred to as the CUA Law Advantage. This combined with a strong sense of service and being located in the nation’s capital make CUA Law a legal education experience that will allow you to grow both professionally and as an individual. 



CUA Law has a unique mission of service. 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. CUA Law also assists students who wish to pursue post-graduate fellowships and other employment opportunities in public interest and public service settings.