Note: the below applies to the transfer class entering in 2019. Policies regarding the 2020 entering class may change.
Transfer students are eligible to apply to participate in all student law journals at Columbia Law School. Each journal has its own application criteria. With the exception of Columbia Law Review, transfer students are informed of application procedures for journal participation upon admission to Columbia Law School as a transfer student. For more information regarding journals other than the Columbia Law Review, please see the Journal website.
2019 Columbia Law Review Transfer Application Process
Transfer students with an interest in the Columbia Law Review may apply in one of two ways: through a transfer application period in from June 28 to July 10 (described below), or the Publishable Notes Program during the academic year.
The transfer application for the Columbia Law Review consists of two elements—the writing component and the personal statement—about which more information may be found on the Columbia Law Review page.
To apply, you must mail the Columbia Law Review Business Office ([email protected]), prior to July 5 with your name, law school, graduation year, and telephone number. You will then receive an anonymous registration number during regular business hours that day or the following day. The application period will take place from June 28 at 12:00 P.M. EDT until July 10 at 12:00 P.M. EDT, with offers made to accepted transfer students by phone no later than July 16. Successful applicants who accept an offer must attend the journal's Staffer Orientation on Monday, July 22. Transfer applicants should participate in the journal application process even prior to the submission of an application for Columbia Law School admission and prior to receiving any admissions decision.
Check the Columbia Law Review page for information about how to apply. Any questions about the transfer application process should be directed to Mary Marshall at [email protected]. Questions about the Writing Component should be directed to Daniel Fahrenthold at [email protected].