The Catholic University of America
Compliance, Investigations
& Corporate Responsibility Program (CICR)

CICR Program Overview

Compliance, internal investigations and corporate responsibility are among the hottest areas in legal practice today. Businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies are now focusing more attention than ever before on the areas of legal compliance with domestic and global standards, risk management and the conduct and management of internal investigations. Governments and international organizations, as well as shareholders, consumers and other constituents, are increasingly demanding both greater organizational transparency and management practices designed to sustain organizations and our world in an ethical and responsible manner.

Organizations, law firms, and government agencies need lawyers who are trained in these fields and have the investigative skills critical to functioning effectively in compliance and sustainability positions. These fields offer opportunities for lawyers to make a real difference to clients in the private and public sectors alike, and to become leaders in a new and challenging field.

The Columbus School of Law’s Compliance, Investigations & Corporate Responsibility Program offers a unique opportunity for students and members of the bar to gain the skills necessary to work in the compliance and sustainability fields and to enhance the transparency, responsibility and sustainability of organizations in the United States and around the world.


CICR Contact Information


Columbus School of Law
Suite 463
3600 John McCormack Rd., NE

Washington, DC 20064

Sarah H. Duggin
Director of the Compliance, Investigations, and Corporate Responsibility Program