Admissions Process Overview
Columbia Law School strives to admit individuals who are committed to academic and professional excellence and who, through their prior experience, recommendations, and academic history, demonstrate the qualities and skills necessary for rigorous intellectual engagement. Admission decisions are based not only on your potential but also on your demonstrated motivation and self-discipline. For example, how have you:
- Forged your values and achieved your prior goals?
- Chosen to commit your time, energies, and talents?
- Made use of your opportunities?
Those who review your application will also be your advisers at Columbia. This dual role is a win-win for you: You benefit from our experience as academic counselors and our combined decades of knowledge about the LL.M. experience throughout your LL.M. journey.
Diversity of all kinds deeply enriches the Columbia student body. Our admissions process welcomes applicants of all backgrounds and professional and life experiences. Learn more about the process below.