The Catholic University of America

Applying to Law School

Note: Any CUA student interested in applying to law school should contact the primary Pre Law Advisor, Dr. Renate Chancellor ( as early in your CUA academic career as possible. Applicants to CUA considering law school are encouraged to contact Dr. Chancellor.

For assistance with the law school application process, call Career Services to schedule an appointment.

  • Directories

    Peterson's Guides:Provides data on over 4000 colleges, universities and graduate programs. Also provides financial aid information and test preparation resources.

    GradSchools.Com:Research and other valuable law school resources on the leading graduate school website.

    Princeton Review:Various test prep options available, pick one based on your own learning style: online, classroom, private tutoring.

    LSAC: Law School Admissions Council committed to easing the law school admission process for law schools, prelaw advisors, and prospective law students.


  • Applying to Law School

    Pre-Law Guide:General overview and instructions to the entire application process.

    Timetable for Applying to Law School: Step-by-step schedule to follow.

    Writing a Personal Statement for Law School: How to approach and carry out this important task.

    Criteria That May Be Considered by Law School Admissions Committees: What schools look for and what priority may be given to these factors.

    Boston College Law School Locator: Provides the 25th to 75th percentile LSAT and GPA for entering students. Helps you locate schools where you are most competitive academically and can help you gauge your chance of admission to a specific school.

    Test Preparation Courses: A list of well-known/local providers of test preparation courses. (*Please note*: Career Services is not recommending or making any assertions regarding the quality of these courses or providers.)


  • Financial Aid for Law School

    Graduate Financial Aid:Explanation of various types of financial aid for law students.

    Web Resources for Financial Aid: Sources of information about grants, fellowships, scholarships, and other forms of aid provided by universities and third-party sources.

    LSAC Financial Guide: Law School Admissions Council committed to help financing for law schools, prelaw advisors, and prospective law students.


  • Catholic University Law School

    Columbus School of Law: The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America offers a first-rate legal education and a visionary approach to law as a way of serving others.  CUA Law students graduate with the knowledge, practical skills, and ethical foundation they need to succeed in the practice of law and in service to society.




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