The Columbus School of Law's strong co-curricular program includes two major student-edited publications: The Catholic University Law Review and The Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology (formerly known as The CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy).
Founded in 1950, The Catholic University Law Review is the flagship publication of the Columbus School of Law. The Law Review is dedicated to covering a wide variety of issues at the forefront of the legal profession from authors around the globe. The highly-competitive Law Review experience provides student editors and contributors with valuable skills to further prepare them for the legal careers that lie ahead of them.
The Journal of Law and Technology is for rising 2L day students and evening students who are interested in honing their writing and editing skills through a legal publication. Through Journal's focus on Law and Technology, students will gain insight into the most pressing and advanced legal issues relating to technology's impact on the law. Students will gain valuable bluebooking, writing, and editing skills that will allow them to stand out when applying for internships and jobs.
National Mock Trial Team and the Moot Court Association
As individual competitors or members of a National Mock Trial Team or Moot Court, Catholic Law students are at their best in the crucible of high-level competition as demonstrated by an impressive record of achievement over the past several years.
- The National Mock Trial Team requires students to hone and demonstrate their advocacy skills by arguing motions, responding to opposing counsel, cross-examining witnesses, and delivering opening or closing statements in a realistic trial setting. In competition, students may deal with ethics, criminal justice, direct examination, or other aspects of the legal system. Teams compete in national events from California to Puerto Rico.
- Moot Court Association is composed of second-and-third year students who share a strong interest in oral and written advocacy training in an appellate courtroom setting. The teams compete annually in nearly a dozen national and interschool competitions, covering topics such as securities law, telecommunications law, environmental law, and constitutional law, among others.
Journals at Catholic Law
The Columbus School of Law's strong co-curricular program includes two major student-edited publications: the Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology (formerly known as The CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy) and the Catholic University Law Review.
Each publication is dedicated to covering issues at the forefront of the legal profession. The student editors and contributors gain valuable skills and experience to help further prepare themselves for the legal careers that lie ahead of them.