In the global economy, the complex relationships among boards, banks, investors, management, and other stakeholders create a shifting legal landscape for businesses—which demands lawyers who are agile advisers, strategists, dealmakers, and 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 crucial and emerging legal and organizational issues facing businesses of all kinds and to pursue the broad range of career opportunities in the private sector.
Learn from Law School faculty members known for their groundbreaking scholarship and advisory roles in areas such as bankruptcy, capital markets, contracts, fintech, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, securities regulation, taxes, 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.
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, including under general counsel at established corporations or start-ups in the In-House Counsel Externship.
Contribute to the influential Blue Sky Blog, which is devoted to timely writing on corporations and capital markets, with guidance from faculty.