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Our Mission Statement

The Office of Law & Social Justice Initiatives (L&SJI) is a center within Columbus School of Law dedicated to supporting our community of students, staff, and faculty in their efforts to make a lifetime commitment to service in the common good.  L&SJI develops programs, practices, and other initiatives to encourage, facilitate, and promote community service and pro bono publico activities by students, faculty, and alumni of Columbus School of Law. The Office also assists students who wish to pursue post-graduate fellowships and other employment opportunities in public interest and public service settings.


For more information regarding news, events, & opportunities in Public Interest/ Public Service Law

L&SJI Resources



Recent & Future Events

See the L&SJI Calendar for Public Interest and Public Service Events at CUA and in Washington, DC 

Here is a link to a flyer created by the Washington Council of Lawyers listing public interest events in DC in summer 2014 of interest to law students.


Congratulations to the summer 2014 Eric Weissman Fund stipend, SPIL  stipend, and O’Brien Fellowship award recipients. Here is a list of the names of the recipients of each award with their summer placements.


Monday, March 24, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Room 220.  Brown Bag lunch: Reflections from the Bench on Veterans Treatment Courts, The Hon. Mary Hogan Sullivan.


Monday, March 31, 12:10 - 1:00pm, Room 220. Faith in Action Series: Human Trafficking and Human Dignity, presented by Professor Mary Leary


Thurday, April 3, 4:30 - 6:30pm, Atrium. Fourth Annual CUA Law Pro Bono Reception to acknowledge the commitment to pro bono service by the law school's students, staff, and faculty, and to recognize some of our sponsoring organizations.