Catholic University’s Law School Launches New Project on the Constitution with Justice Alito as Honorary Chair of Advisory Council

Catholic University of America’s law school, the Columbus School of Law, has launched its newly established Project on Constitutional Originalism and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT), with programming to begin this fall. The Project is the first-ever academic initiative dedicated to exploring the moral foundations of constitutional originalism in light of the Catholic intellectual tradition and the American experience of constitutional self-government.

About our project

The Project on Constitutional Originalism and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT) promotes scholarship that explores the relationship between the Catholic intellectual tradition and American constitutionalism. That tradition is deep and rich, including philosophical and theological accounts of law and politics by such figures as St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Although the Project’s primary focus is on theories of constitutional law, such as originalism, CIT’s ambit is broad and covers the relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition for constitutional history, doctrine, and other fields of study. 

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CIT is a program under the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, located in Northeast Washington, D.C. just five miles from the U.S. Capitol Building.

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