The community of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (Catholic Law) has enjoyed its current beautiful home for more than a quarter century. Since its construction, the building—with its four-story atrium flanked by open, inviting spaces and crowned by an imposing glass roof; its gorgeous library, complete with high-tech capabilities; its access to campus-wide facilities such as the University’s fitness centers; and its accessible, underground parking garage—has raised the bar for what law schools can offer. Recent ground-floor renovations that brought with them new offices, meeting spaces, and multimedia labs have reinforced its state-of-the-art character. And alongside such amenities, its easy walking distance from the Brookland-CUA metro stop continues to allow the Catholic Law building to give its students access not only to the beauty and serenity of the University’s park-like campus but also to the global city that is Washington, D.C.—and all the excitement that comes with it.
As a result, in its winter 2024 issue, the preLaw magazine has ranked it the tenth best law school building in the United States.
This ranking lands Catholic Law in preLaw’s “A+” group, which includes what it considers the top eleven buildings in the country. To adequately identify the most stellar facilities of American law schools, the magazine conducted its comprehensive survey of the country’s more than two hundred law schools, ranking the buildings based on their aesthetics, technological offerings, libraries, amenities, and miscellaneous benefits such as parking access and sustainability.