Catholic University Law School Direct Entry

Marymount University has a Direct Entry Affiliation Agreement with Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. This enables qualified third-year Marymount students in designated majors to be admitted to the first year of law school during their senior year at Marymount.  Students in Political Science and International Relations who are interested in direct entry to the Columbus School of Law after their junior year at Marymount should discuss this track with their major advisor as soon as they become interested. The advisor will guide students through the selection of Marymount courses and refer them to the Office of Admissions of the Columbus School of Law as potential applicants. Qualified students may receive credit from both Marymount and Catholic University for a maximum of 29 credits taken at the Columbus School of Law.

For students to be eligible to apply to the Columbus School of Law through this program, the following criteria must be met:

  • Completed at least three (3) years of coursework;
  • Earned a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.60 by the end of the third (junior) year;
  • Scored above the 66th percentile on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT);
  • Remained in good academic and disciplinary standing; and
  • Met all of the fitness, character, and other criteria for admission required by the Office of Admission of the Columbus School of Law.

Qualified graduating seniors who have earned a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.50 by the end of the fourth (senior) year may also apply for direct entry but will not receive Marymount credit for Columbus School of Law courses.