In the global economy, the complex relationships among corporate boards, management, entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders create a dynamic legal landscape for private business and public corporations. This arena demands lawyers who are agile advisers, knowledgeable strategists, skilled dealmakers, and creative problem-solvers.
How do lawyers help their clients navigate the complex legal frameworks and challenges facing corporations, entrepreneurs, financiers, and shareholders?
New York City, the world’s commercial and financial capital, is the ideal place for students to investigate and thoroughly understand legal and organizational issues facing businesses of all kinds—corporate governance, transactions, capital markets, securities regulation, and taxation—and to pursue the broad range of career opportunities in the private sector.
Learn from Law School faculty known for their groundbreaking scholarship and real-world advising on bankruptcy, contracts, fintech, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and white-collar crime.
Participate in interdisciplinary Deals Workshops, taught by lawyers from top New York firms, and develop skills for structuring and implementing business transactions to create value, manage risk, and promote clients’ interests. Learn dispute resolution skills in the Law School’s popular Negotiation Workshop.
Serve as research fellows in centers such as the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Governance and the Center for Law and Economic Studies.
Attend conferences hosted by centers affiliated with Columbia Business School such as the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy and programming from the Reuben Mark Initiative and its In-House Counsel Program exploring the role of the general counsel and chief legal officer.
Gain real-world experience working in clinics and externships. Explore transactional practice in the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic; learn under the leadership of in-house attorneys at both start-ups and established corporations through the In-House Counsel Externship; and pursue antitrust cases through an externship with the New York State Attorney General’s Antitrust Enforcement Externship.
Engage with corporate leaders as a student fellow at the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Governance and through the In House Counsel Program of the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership.