Congratulations to the Class of 2018

Columbia Law School’s 2018 graduation took place Monday, May 14 at 5 p.m. on the South Lawn of the Columbia University Morningside Heights campus. Jeh C. Johnson ’82, Paul Weiss partner and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, delivered the keynote address.

Read about the highlights of the day.  

Six Graduates in Profile

Patricio Martínez Llompart ’18

"The dual role of lawyer is what attracted me to the law in the first place," says Patricio Martínez Llompart ’18. 

Amanda Sotto Fontes ’18 LL.M.

Amanda Sotto Fontes ’18 LL.M. was a Mexican lawyer and entrepreneur when she came to Columbia. "Every day...I learned something applicable to my company."

Michael Stack J.D. ’18, MBA ’18

Michael Stack J.D. ’18, MBA ’18, a former U.S. Marine intelligence officer, on what led him to Columbia's unique J.D./MBA program.

Emily Rebecca Hush ’18

"I wanted more opportunities. I wanted more challenges in my life. I realize the law could provide that," says Emily Rebecca Hush ’18, who won prizes in two moot court competitions.

Neeraj R.S. ’18 LL.M.

While working in his home country of India, Neeraj R.S. ’18 LL.M. read a book that got him fascinated with international trade law. That book brought him to Columbia.

Yasmin Theodros Dagne ’18

Yasmin Theodros Dagne ’18 on why she studied human rights law at Columbia, and the supportive community she found here.