New York City Proclaims Columbia Law School Day

Winter 2009

To honor the Law School’s 150th year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a proclamation declaring October 25, 2008, Columbia Law School Day.

“Columbia Law School has done as much as anyone to ensure that the pillar of law upholds our society, and today, we are proud to celebrate Columbia Law’s 150th anniversary,” the proclamation reads. “We know that Columbia Law School will continue nurturing our best and brightest legal minds for many years to come.”

The honor commemorates the long history the Law School has with New York City—a history spanning from James Kent, Columbia’s first professor of law and one of the city’s first corporation counsels, to Michael Cardozo ’66, who is the city’s current corporation counsel.