Other Funds and Programs

When you were at CUA Law were you involved with moot court, trial team, or one of the scholarly journals? Perhaps Law and Public Policy or one of the other institutes or clinics are important to you. To help such programs continue to thrive for the benefit of future students, you may choose to direct your gift to a number of funds listed below.


Columbus Community Legal Services Program:

A pioneer in clinical education with programs dating back over 30 years, CUA's well-established clinical programs draw on a rich history, while preparing students for law practice in the 21st Century. The clinical curriculum offers eight programs that provide a variety of clinical experiences suited to most students' personal learning objectives. Your gift will provide needed funds to support these top-ranked clinical programs.

Innocence Project Clinic and Clemency Project:

The Innocence Project Clinic re-investigates cases of inmates serving long prison sentences for crimes of which they may be factually innocent. It is among a handful of such clinics throughout the country which have collectively contributed to more than 320 exonerations to date. Your gift provides the clinic with vital resources to cover costs of investigations and DNA testing of biological evidence when needed.

With the backing of former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr., the Clemency Project serves as a training and informational resource for the nation’s state chief executives and their staffs, encouraging them to use the gubernatorial power of pardon wisely, mercifully, and more frequently. Your gift will assist the Project its effort to educate political leaders about this often overlooked area of justice.


Center for Religious Liberty:

The Center for Religious Liberty at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, is an academic center dedicated to the study and articulation of the Catholic approach to religious liberty as a fundamental human right for all persons, regardless of faith. This right is recognized by the United States Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Church's teaching in Dignitatis Humanae. The Center will aim to increase discussion and understanding of these issues by hosting speakers, organizing conferences, awarding writing prizes, providing educational programming, and commenting on religious liberty issues in the public square.

Comparative and International Law Institute:

The Comparative and International Law Institute (CILI) is a certificate program designed to give students the opportunity to pursue a concentration of courses in the public and private areas of international law. Your gift will support the activities of the Institute and will help prepare students for practice in the field of international law.

Law and Public Policy Program:

The Law and Public Policy program (LPP), established in 1984, is an academic enrichment program for students interested in careers in public law, public interest law, or public policy development. Your gift will support the activities of the Program and help provide students interested in public service with advice and educational opportunities that assist them in developing careers in which they can participate in making or implementation of law and policy.

Law and Technology Institute:

The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America is pleased to announce that the Institute for Communications Law Studies will now be known as the Law and Technology Institute (LTI). Under the new name, the Law School’s goal is to build upon and expand the outstanding work and successes that the Communications Law Institute has accomplished over the past three decades. Your gift will support the activities of the Institute and will help prepare students for practice in the field of evolving technologies, including communications law, intellectual property law, and information privacy law.

Securities Law Program Fund:

One of the most successful certificate-granting law programs in the nation's capital, the Securities and Corporate Law Program is a multi-layered discipline of courses and externships designed to prepare students to be professional and well-rounded practitioners. Your gift will support the activities of the Program and will help prepare students for practice in the fields of corporate or securities law.



The Catholic Law Review Fund:

The Catholic University Law Review is a scholarly journal that examines problems of current legal concern. Published quarterly, it provides its members with intensive training in legal research and writing and publishes significant student work. A student staff edits and manages the publication. Your gift will provide needed funds to support the production and distribution of this scholarly journal.

Journal of Law and Technology Fund:

The Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology (JLT), formerly known as the CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Technology Policy publishes thoughtful, timely, and useful articles that discuss recent developments in communications law, information privacy law, and intellectual property law. These fields are constantly undergoing rapid changes, and JLT is dedicated to addressing cutting-edge issues, policies, and technologies.  Your gift will provide needed funds to support the production and distribution of this scholarly journal.


Law School Moot Court Fund:

One of the largest participatory student groups, the Moot Court Association is composed of students who share strong interests in oral and written advocacy training. Our moot court program offers participants many opportunities to prepare and conduct full-length trials including several national and international interschool competitions. Your gift will support our moot court activities and competitions.

CUA Law Trial Team:

Members of the National Trial Team are selected either by an intra-school trial competition or an audition where they demonstrate their advocacy skills. Teams are then selected to compete in national events from California to Puerto Rico.  Team members and their alumni coaches devote an enormous amount of time preparing, practicing and ultimately competing in full trials against other law schools. Your gift will support the continuation of this vital experience for students as well as help CUA Law maintain a presence among the elite Trial Advocacy schools.

1897 Society

1897 Society

Acknowledging the year the Law School was founded, the 1897 Society recognizes individuals who are committed to a special level of generosity to the Columbus School of Law. Leadership gifts totaling $5,000 or more grant you membership in our oldest and most respected giving society.

Below are the various membership levels for the 1897 Society.

$1,000,000 and above

$100,000 - $999,999


$50,000 - $99,999

$25,000 – $49,999

$10,000 – $24,999

$5,000 – $9,999

Other Giving Levels

Dean's Circle
$2,500 - $4,999

$1,000 - $2,499 ($250 0-2 years and $500 3 to 7 years)


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