The Columbus School of Law's strong co-curricular program complements its outstanding academic offerings. The program includes two major student-edited journals, clinics, national trial team, and a well established moot court program.
At the Columbus School of Law, the academic programs are a comprehensive legal education weaving a strong theoretical foundation with sophisticated practical training. This distinctive educational approach furnishes students with the mental tools to face the demands of the 21st century.
National Trial Team and the Moot Court Association
As individual competitors or members of a National Trials 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 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.