Program Overview

Tonya Gaskins talks to a studentThe Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (Catholic Law) prides itself on its vibrant community of Black law students, faculty, and alumni, and we are committed to recruiting and training the next generation of outstanding Black lawyers. That’s why we launched the Black Law Student Mentoring and Leadership Program, a new initiative designed to support our students as they strive to realize their full potential.

The Program is a comprehensive effort to empower our students at all stages of their legal careers. That starts on the day they are admitted to Catholic Law—when faculty and current students connect with and guide students who wish to discuss their decision to come to our law school. But our commitment does not stop at the doors to the Law School. Throughout their time here, our Black law students may receive one-on-one mentoring and career advice from faculty members, become part of an active and high-achieving community of Black law students, and come to know alumni who provide networking opportunities.

Regina Jefferson with law studentsWe invite you to explore all that Catholic Law has to offer you and what you can achieve through a life in the law. Please take a look at the careers of some of the outstanding members of our faculty and administration: an expert in commercial law, an expert in lawyering skills, a pension and employee benefits lawyer who serves on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s Advisory Committee, and two Law School administrators who are nationally recognized voices in admissions and career development. Check out our clinical offerings, where students learn the practice of law by working on real cases under the supervision of faculty. And read about what Catholic Law has meant to the careers of our Black alumni.

We are excited about your future in the law. The Black Law Student Mentoring and Leadership Program will help you make it the future that you want it to be.