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2024 Orientation

Open Doors to Your Future

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (Catholic Law) is just minutes from the White House, Capitol, Supreme Court, hundreds of federal agencies, non-profits, as well as some of the country’s most prestigious law firms. This provides you with unparalleled year-round access to professional experiences and connections.

Catholic Law offers you the opportunity to forge new connections and to become part of a collegial community — with friends, professors, alumni, mentors, and employers — that will sustain you for a lifetime. Applications for Fall 2024 are being accepted on and the application fee for Catholic Law has been waived.

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Attending Law School in Washington, DC

law students in DCWashington, DC, is the ideal setting for the study of law. As a student at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (Catholic Law), you are within easy reach of the enormously beneficial study, externship, and networking opportunities that come with earning a J.D. in the nation’s capital. Studying law in the nation’s capital affords students the chance to experience numerous aspects of the legal profession. Students can observe Capitol Hill in action, or earn class credit via externships with vital regulatory agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Communications Commission and the National Labor Relations Board, to name just a few.

The Catholic Law Way of Life

Individually and collectively, our students excel. They earn fellowships, externships, and scholarships; some also publish in law journals. Our Moot Court and Trial Teams earn accolades in competitions across the country. Catholic Law students advocate for live clients through our various legal clinics and externships, proving daily the truth of the ancient maxim: I do and I understand. Catholic Law’s Washington, DC, location allows for year-round quality externship opportunities that those outside the district only have during summer breaks. Click on the links below to learn more about the Catholic Law Advantage, support for members of the military, Certificate Programs, and Clinic & Externship programs at Catholic Law.

Admissions Profile Sheet

Learn about Catholic Law's Fall 2023 incoming students and see an overview of the law school's offerings by downloading our Admissions Profile Sheet.

Affordable Excellence

Whether you are a prospective student or a current student we are committed to providing you with friendly, comprehensive, and high-quality service. The Financial Aid Office at Catholic Law strives to make the sometimes daunting financial aid process an area of supportive guidance to review and find the best options for our students. Catholic Law also offers scholarships to qualified students.

Alumni Reflect on Their Path

Nessa Feddis '83

Nessa Feddis '83

“Professors were also supportive and encouraging, understood the inevitable angst, and took pleasure in students’ inquisitiveness and success.”

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Jessica Springsteen ’05

Jessica Springsteen ’05

“I’m so proud of my degrees from Catholic.”

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Jim Moye '99

Jim Moye '99

“Litigation felt natural to me, because I love to talk and I love a challenge.”

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student checking in at orientationGet Support from Catholic Law's Admissions Team

The Admissions and Financial Aid Office at Catholic Law is here to help students work their way through the entire admissions, financial aid, and scholarship process. We invite you to connect with a member of our team who is there to guide you through the admission process, explain how financial aid works for law students, and share how scholarship awards are determined. We want to ensure you have all the information you need to determine if Catholic Law is the right school for you.

Once students are admitted to Catholic Law, support from our Admissions and Financial Aid Office does not stop there. Our dedicated team is here to assist incoming students as they transition from an admitted student through their first year as a law student and beyond. Click on the button below to connect with a member of our team.  

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