LL.M. facts

Tuition 49,800 USD

Duration 9 mths

Intakes August

Minimum TOEFL 100

Minimum IELTS 7.0

Full-Time

Part-Time


The Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law

3600 John McCormack Rd., NE

Washington, DC 20064

United States


School Website
www.law.edu

CUA - Columbus - Full Profile

The Law School

The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, located in Washington D.C., is committed to providing the highest quality legal education in an increasingly global society. The Columbus School of Law has been welcoming students and faculty of all faiths since its inception in 1897. For over one hundred years, The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law has trained many of the nation's most distinguished lawyers and judges. In line with our Catholic mission, the Columbus School of Law instills in its students a quest for social justice and a profound duty to utilize their legal knowledge and skills for the promotion of the common good.

The Columbus School of Law occupies a state-of-the-art facility completed in 1994 which is situated amidst the university's main campus in Washington, D.C. The skyline of the university's 193 tree-lined acres is dominated by the largest Catholic church in the United States, the majestic Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Located just north of Capitol Hill, the campus provides students with easy access to the wide range of educational, cultural and political opportunities that D.C. has to offer. The School of Law has been accredited by the Association of American Law Schools since 1921 and the American Bar Association since 1925.

The Program

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at the Columbus School of Law is a program of advanced legal study that is tailored to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty members, first choose a course of study from the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. LL.M. candidates are then able to enhance their knowledge within their chosen concentration by acquiring significant expertise through the law school's extensive curricular offerings and opportunities for experiential learning.

The Columbus School of Law offers admission to its LL.M. program to qualified graduates of both U.S. and foreign law schools.

The Faculty

The faculty members at the Columbus School of Law include legal experts who are well-recognized for their teaching and scholarly excellence. Many of them currently hold high-level positions in government agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission, or senior positions in private law firms. The law school also takes full advantage of its strategic location in Washington, D.C., by hiring acclaimed adjunct faulty members and distinguished lecturers who are recognized as national and international decision-makers.

Application Procedure

Applications are considered complete once the Office of Admissions has received:
- Completed Columbus School of Law LL.M. application (found here)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official law school transcripts
- TOEFL score (from ETS) for non-native English speakers
- Personal statement of interest
- Resume or CV
- $65 processing fee

The application deadline for U.S. applicants is June 1, 2016. The application deadline for international applicants is March 16, 2016.

Scholarships in the amounts of $ 5,000 - $ 30,000 U.S. dollars per year are available depending on the strength of individual applications.

For a full list of application requirements, please visit the LL.M. admissions page.

Location

The Columbus School of Law is situated in our nation's capital, the legal and political center of the United States. Home to countless federal agencies, trade associations, public interest groups, corporations, and hundreds of private law firms, Washington, D.C., makes the school an ideal setting for the study of law.

Our location close to the nation's capital, affords our students unique opportunities to view lawmaking processes firsthand. For example, students may observe and apply for internships with the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, and various regulatory agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. The United States Supreme Court and numerous federal and local courts provide insight into the American judicial system. Furthermore, close proximity to the Library of Congress and several other special collections offer students some of the best research resources in the world.

Student Life

The School of Law has over 30 student organizations, representing both professional and social interests. Additionally, our Moot Court program trains students in the art of appellate advocacy. Students may also compete for a place on one of our student-edited specialty journals.

Summer Program

St. Mary's Basilica, Cracow

St. Mary's Basilica, Cracow

The Catholic University of America pairs with Jagiellonian University to offer a year-long curriculum for ambitious foreign-trained attorneys hoping to earn an American LL.M. degree. Taking students to two beautiful cities, Krakow, Poland and Washington D.C., this program is designed to provide lawyers educated outside the U.S. with a foundation in American law and the American legal system.

This program is particularly useful for lawyers who represent American clients doing business abroad and those who deal with American entities in other regards. The LL.M. with Jagiellonian University is also applicable for those with a scholarly interest in comparative or the international dimensions of work with non-profit organizations.

Programs at CUA - Columbus

Full-Time

49,800 USD
Languages
English
Intakes
August
Duration
9 months
Concentrations
Comparative and International Law
Law and Technology
Securities Law
Features
  • International applicant deadline: March 16
  • Domestic applicant deadline: June 1

Part-Time

35,570 USD
Languages
English
Intakes
August
Duration
21 months
Concentrations
Comparative and International Law
Law and Technology
Securities Law
Features
  • International applicant deadline: March 16
  • Domestic applicant deadline: June 1
Languages
English
Intakes
August
Concentrations
Compliance and Corporate Responsibility
Criminal Justice
Employment and Human Resources
General U.S. Law
Intellectual Property
Political Law
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School Profile Apr 23 2017

CUA - Columbus updated its Full Profile

School Profile Mar 05 2017

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Students at CUA Law

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Washington Monument--just a short trip from CUA campus

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National Shrine


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