3600 John McCormack Road NE
Washington, DC 20064
Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#20 in Part-time Law
Law School Overview
The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America has an application deadline of March 1. Its tuition is full-time: $44,465 per year and part-time: $1,617 per credit. The student-faculty ratio is 10.3:1. The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America has 86 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law is a religious-affiliated institution in the heart of the nation’s capital. The school’s location offers myriad opportunities for students to find training experiences in federal agencies, corporations, law firms, and more. Law students are able to focus their education through concentrations in intellectual property law and in securities law, among other areas, and may complete a joint degree through another department at Catholic University, such as the National Catholic School of Social Service and the Catholic University School of Library and Information Science. Through these programs, students can study canon law, library science, psychology, and more.
In school, students can get hands-on training through clinics, including the Advocacy for the Elderly Clinic, the Families and the Law Clinic, and the D.C. Law Students in Court Program. Students may also consider joining organizations at CUA Law, including the Communications Law Students Association, the Irish-American Law Students Association, and the Pope John Paul II Guild of Catholic Lawyers. Journals at the school include the Catholic University Law Review, CommLaw Conspectus, the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, and the Journal of Law, Philosophy, and Culture.
Columbus Law School operates research hubs including the Institute for Communications Law Studies and the Comparative and International Law Institute. The university is a Catholic institution, offering students prayer and worship opportunities, faith development programs, service experiences, and more.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$0|
|Part-time program application fee||$0|
|Admissions phone||(202) 319-5151|
|Full- and part-time faculty||86|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013||240|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $44,465 per year
|Room and board||$17,000|
|Employed at graduation 2||37.4%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$100,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$62,457|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||462,887|
* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data