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About Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School is renowned for the intellectual rigor of its curriculum and the groundbreaking scholarship of its faculty. Drawing strength from the vast interdisciplinary resources of our distinguished research university—and the global stage of New York City—our students complete their legal training ready to engage the world’s most challenging issues across borders, jurisdictions, subject matters, sectors, and industries. Learn more about our J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. programs.

Renowned Faculty

Our professors are the leading scholars and top practitioners in their fields, shaping public policy and the practice of law around the world. 

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Innovative Research

Columbia Law is home to several centers and institutes that produce cutting-edge research and hold speaker series, conferences, and more. 

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A Global Law School

A key strength of Columbia Law School is its global approach to legal education. Courses, fellowships, and a wide array of research projects are internationally focused.

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A Tradition of Public Service

One of the first law schools with a pro bono requirement, Columbia Law maintains a commitment to fostering public service. 

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Experiential Learning

The Law School's robust clinical and externship programs enable students to tackle real-world legal problems.


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Career Services

Our graduates are sought after by the world's top employers, and the Law School provides alumni with a wealth of services throughout their careers. 

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Read about our J.D.LL.M., and J.S.D. programs.

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