A Practical, Focused, and Connected Legal Education in Washington, D.C.

The Columbus School of Law (Catholic Law) shines like a hidden gem within legal education in Washington, D.C. Catholic Law is composed of collegial and compassionate students, a supportive and academically distinguished faculty, and an accomplished and well-connected alumni base that stands ready to help today’s students reach their goals.

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 from Puerto Rico to Vienna to Hong Kong.  Catholic Law students advocate for live clients through our various legal clinic, proving daily the truth of the ancient maxim: I do and I understand.

With a small student-faculty ratio, Professors go the extra mile to assist students—writing recommendations and making professional connections. Combined with an environment noted for camaraderie—where students want to see each other succeed—you have the foundation of an unforgettable law school experience.

Our full-time and adjunct faculty members are all teachers and doers. They are professors, scholars, researchers, practitioners, and legal commentators of the first order. Some remain active in the courtroom, while others have authored benchmark texts in subjects such as torts and securities law. They present at conferences and on panels around the world. They are read, quoted, cited, and respected. Above all, our faculty is devoted to excellence in the teaching of law and to the performance and success of our students.

Our state-of-the-art building is located just minutes from the heart of Washington, D.C., the nation’s legal epicenter and the best city in America for the study of law. The Columbus School of Law has been a member of the Associa­tion of American Law Schools (AALS) since 1921 and the Ameri­can Bar Assoc­iation (ABA) since 1925.

Since 1897, Catholic Law has welcomed students of every faith and background—teaching, guiding, and assisting their transformation into some of the very best legal practitioners in America. We invite you to explore our website and learn about what sets the Columbus School of Law apart from the rest. 


This law school is approved by the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Council's contact information:

321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-988-6738
Fax: 312-988-5681
legaled@americanbar.org