The Law and Public Policy Program (LPP) is for students interested in careers in the public policy arena. Taking advantage of The Catholic University of America's location in Washington, D.C., the program offers specialized courses and externships, opportunities for interdisciplinary study, academic counseling, and cocurricular activities designed to expose students to the public policy-making process.

The Program trains students in the skills important to lawyers who participate in the development of law and policy in legislative, administrative, and judicial fora. Students in the program observe and participate in the practice of public policy law and study the lawmaking roles played by lawyers. LPP students also do extensive research and writing on public policy issues and engage in hands-on advocacy work.


  • Three required courses and one elective focused on a particular area of public policy
  • Participation in the Law and Public Policy Forum
  • Two externships or clinics related to law and public policy