Catholic University's Columbus School of Law Wins Architecture Award
he Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law has won the 1995 Louis I. Kahn Citation Award from the American School and University Architectural Portfolio. The Architectural Portfolio is the nation's only tribute to award-winning educational design excellence.
The $33 million law building, dedicated in October 1994, combines a classic design with high technology, including computer stations for legal research. Architects Florance Eichbaum Esocoff and King of Washington, D.C., incorporated many symbols of legal education, such as the scales of justice, into the design.
The Architectural Portfolio is published by American School and University magazine in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects and the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International. The Louis I. Kahn Citation is one of two awards given for projects judged most outstanding for educational environment.
Founded in 1898, Catholic University's law school is accredited by the American Bar Association and Association of American Law Schools. More than 600 full-time and 250 part-time students are enrolled. The academic program emphasizes commitment to service. Students are trained to be especially sensitive to matters of ethics and morality in the practice of law.
Dual degree programs are offered with the schools of arts and sciences, library and information science, philosophy, religious studies and social service. A joint degree program in law and canon law is available. Certificate programs are available in communications law, international law, and law and public policy. Clinical programs provide education in real-life settings and serve elderly, deaf and indigent clients in housing, and consumer and criminal matters, and assist victims of gun and family violence.
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