Columbia Law School shapes the legal profession’s future leaders. We prepare our students for professional roles in a broad range of areas, including academia, public service, advocacy, and business. Our graduate programs give students the opportunity to develop their scholarship and specialize in fields not fully covered in their previous coursework.
Since 1858, Columbia Law School has been a world leader in legal education. Our faculty members are highly accomplished practitioners and scholars, and our vast curricular offerings provide students with unmatched opportunities to engage in the law.
Columbia Law School’s interdisciplinary faculty pursues innovative work that expands the understanding of the law and influences the global community. Their research also challenges students to think critically about their roles in addressing complex legal issues.
Columbia Law graduates are sought after by the world's top employers. Our students have attained leadership roles at eminent social justice organizations, law firms, NGOs, governmental entities and academic institutions.
Columbia Law School draws strength from the vast interdisciplinary resources of our distinguished university—as well as our New York City location—our students complete their legal training ready to engage the world’s most challenging issues.
The Law School is part of Columbia University's main campus, which occupies over 30 acres in Manhattan and is surrounded by Morningside, Riverside, and Central Parks. With a beautiful campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood, the Law School offers both the intimacy and vitality of a college town while also being steps away from vast cultural, culinary and professional offerings. The Law School welcomes prospective applicants and other visitors during regular office hours Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
435 West 116th Street New York, NY 10027 (at the corner of 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue)
Public Transportation To reach campus via subway, take the 1 train to the 116th Street-Columbia University stop at 116th Street and Broadway. By bus, the M11, the M104, and the M4 stop at 116th Street.
Yellow taxis can be flagged at any time. A New York City wheelchair-accessible taxi can be requested by calling the 311 operator.
Parking Lots GGMC Garage: 512 West 112th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. GMC Garage: 532 West 122nd St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.