Columbia Law School shapes the legal profession’s future leaders. We prepare our students for professional roles in a broad range of areas, including academia, public service, advocacy, and business. Our graduate programs give students the opportunity to develop their scholarship and specialize in fields not fully covered in their previous coursework.
The Law School offers a broad selection of courses; during their time on campus students are encouraged to explore the breadth of our varied curriculum, and to delve into the University's unparalleled offerings too.
Our faculty members are the top practitioners and scholars in their fields, influencing the world through their government service, advocacy, legal practice, and numerous publications. Their experiences prove invaluable to students in their chosen courses of study.
Columbia Law School’s interdisciplinary faculty pursues innovative work that expands the understanding of the law and influences the global community. Their research also challenges students to think critically about their roles in addressing complex legal issues.
Columbia Law School students are in great demand. Highly regarded firms send recruiters each year to hire the next generation of standout associates, while social justice organizations, government agencies, and eminent judges’ chambers seek our accomplished candidates for highly competitive posts. Whether a soon-to-be Columbia graduate wants to become a law professor, work for the FTC, lead a human rights group, or someday run a venerable corporate law firm, our Morningside Heights campus is the place to prepare for the most desirable and fulfilling of legal careers.
Columbia Law School instills in students a cosmopolitan worldview that prepares them to be exceptionally capable, ethical, and resourceful leaders. Drawing unparalleled strength from the vast interdisciplinary resources of our distinguished university—as well as our New York City location—our students complete their legal training ready to engage the world’s most challenging issues.