The Law Library's Special Collections contains a number of materials useful for either genealogical or institutional research. Items useful for genealogical research include class lists, student newspapers, photographs, and yearbooks from select years.
Did someone in your family, e.g., a grandparent, attend Columbia Law School? One great way to confirm their year of graduation and degree earned is to use the Columbia University Alumni Register, 1754-1931. You can access a copy of this resource online through our library catalog. If you have further questions, or are researching someone who graduated after that date, please contact our Special Collections Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library also holds materials which document many aspects of Columbia Law School's history, from students' class notebooks to faculty directories to building plans. Among the main record groups are minutes of faculty meetings, teaching materials and seminar papers, course catalogs, reunion materials, and Law School publications such as the Columbia Law School Magazine. Please contact the Special Collections Librarian for access to these materials.