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Columbus School of Law

About Columbus School of Law


  • Established: 1897
  • Parent School: The Catholic University of America
  • Dean: Stephen C. Payne
  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Website: www.law.edu
  • School Type: Private
  • Campus: Urban
  • Enrollment: 408

2020 Application Information




Freedom & Truth Opening Remarks

Freedom of the Church lecture presented by Gerard V. Bradley, Notre Dame Law School


Alumni Directory

This alumni directory of 358 lawyers who graduated from Columbus School of Law is powered by Lawyer Legion. Use the filters to narrow your search for attorneys by graduation year, practice areas or location. Results are limited to 250 per query. The lawyers in this directory all attended or received their Juris Doctor degree from Columbus School of Law and are currently practicing law in the United States. The attorneys in this directory are also included in the Lawyer Legion network and provide legal services to consumers in and around their local area. These include lawyers in District of Columbia and across the U.S. Browse the alumni directory to find and connect with lawyers who attended Columbus School of Law.

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Alumni Active on Lawyer Legion

Kenneth Namnoum Jr (1984)
Law Office of Ken Namnoum
Hartford, CT
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Sandra H. Robinson (2001)
Robinson Law Firm, PLLC
Washington, DC
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George Patterson (1996)
Patterson Law
Bowie, MD
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Meliha Pérez Halpern (2003)
Pérez Halpern, LLC
Rockville, MD
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Michael A. Caldwell (1971)
DeLong Caldwell Bridgers & Fitzpatrick LLC
Atlanta, GA
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C. Michael Villasana (1995)
The Villasana Law Firm
Houston, TX
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Admissions Statistics

Completed Applications1,5201,4931,214
Total Offers527593508
Acceptance Rate34.67%39.72%41.85%
LSAT Score Median159158156
LSAT Score Low156155154
LSAT Score High161160158
Undergraduate GPA Median3.613.503.40
Undergraduate GPA Low3.383.333.25
Undergraduate GPA High3.753.673.56
Total Graduates11011896

Bar Exam Statistics

Total First Time Takers11911479
Total Passed938470
School's Bar Passage Rate78.15%73.69%88.60%
ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate77.20%78.85%76.65%
School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate0.95-5.1611.95

Tuition and Expenses

Tuition Full Time Resident$55$54$26
Tuition Full Time Non-resident$55$54$26
Tuition Part Time Resident---
Tuition Part Time Non-resident---
On Campus Living Expenses$24$32$26
Off Campus Living Expenses$30$32$31

Grants and Scholarships

Total Students Reciving Grants404390383
Total Percentage Receiving Grants99%98%96%
Average Grant Amount - Median$29.00$18.00$16.00
Average Grant Amount - Low$12.00$7.00$6.00
Average Grant Amount - High$54.00$31.00$26.00

Students and Faculty

Student-to-Faculty Ratio4.14.64.5
Total Students408397401
Total Students Male164164158
Total Students Female242242239
Total Faculty998690
Total Faculty Male605859
Total Faculty Female392831
Total Faculty Minorities988

National Comparison Rankings

The national comparison rankings below compare Columbus School of Law to other ABA-approved law schools in the United States. The rankings were determined by comparing the statistics reported by each school. You can view the raw data for these law school rankings here.

2021 National Rankings - Columbus School of Law

#42 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.50
Columbus School of Law is tied for #42 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.50) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#90 in Acceptance Rate - 39.72%
Columbus School of Law ranks #90 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 39.72% among those who applied for admission.

#76 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 4.6
Columbus School of Law ranks #76 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 4.6 faculty ratio

#16 in Median LSAT - 158
Columbus School of Law is tied for #16 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 158 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#126 in Bar Passage Rate - 73.69%
Columbus School of Law ranks #126 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.

#18 in Highest Tuition - $54
Columbus School of Law is tied for #18 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.

#161 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 9.3%
Columbus School of Law ranks #161 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (9.3%).

#166 in Presence of Female Faculty - 33%
Columbus School of Law ranks #166 regarding the highest percentage of faculty who are female (33%).

Contact the CUA Law

Columbus School of Law
3600 John McCormack Rd NE
Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202-319-5151

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