Hands-on training helps produce what employers want most: Practice-ready graduates. Doing it yourself completes the transformation from student to lawyer, producing confident graduates who know that any goal they set is well within their grasp. 

The Columbus School of Law offers an extensive array of hands-on opportunities that allow students to do nearly everything a practicing attorney does, under the supervision and guidance of our highly experienced faculty.

In different settings, Catholic Law students can rise to the challenge of representing clients in court, preparing briefs and background research, or learning the ins-and-outs of legal practice in the government and the private sector.

What does practical mean?

  • Practical is honing essential skills—writing, speaking, reasoning, and researching—through the comprehensive simulations that comprise our Lawyering Skills Program.

  • Practical is learning to think like a lawyer, act like a lawyer, and be judged like a lawyer, through participation in a Trial Team or a Moot Court Team.

  • Practical is assuming responsibility for managing real cases that affect the lives of real clients through one of our seven legal clinics.

  • Practical is working alongside and learning from experts in more than 100 externship opportunities all around Washington, D.C.

Practical has been a hallmark of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law's education for decades. Put practical to work for you.