Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Columbia Law 1L? Get the inside story straight from four students we spoke with about their first semester.
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I always knew that my LL.M. year was going to be the most memorable of my life, but little did I know about the gift of diversity that this experience would give me. I learned to step out of my comfort zone and allowed myself to meet wonderful people along the way.
Maria Camila Hoyos Casas ’18 LL.M.
Columbia is about diversity—and making sure everyone feels they belong. Students are encouraged to stand up for what they believe in and to share ideas and experiences.
Amanda Sampaio ’17 LL.M.
I launched The Prison Healthcare Initiative in my first week of law school. As a 1L, I was doing a lot of book-work, but at the same time I was working on a really practical issue—finding ways to help justice-involved people access the health care every human being deserves.
Chijindu G. Obiofuma ’18
The people who come through the doors here for seminars and lectures are amazing—ambassadors, U.N. special rapporteurs, and leaders in every field. For me, my time at Columbia has been about enjoying the experience and immersing myself in the many different learning environments offered here.
Timothy Hamilton ’17 LL.M.
Columbia Law School is recognized worldwide. I learned why in my first few weeks here—outstanding faculty, exceptional facilities, hundreds of courses, and a location in New York City!
Andres Del Real ’17 LL.M.
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