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Careers

Columbia Law School offers a vast array of career resources, including counseling, peer mentoring, mock interview programs, professional development events, speaker series, résumé assistance, job search materials, database access, and more. Students also benefit from the Law School’s network of 27,000-plus alumni across 119 countries and longstanding relationships with top employers.

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Private Sector Careers

Practice law at the highest levels across the private sector—from global law firms and corporations to startups and boutiques. Columbia Law is the gateway to legal practice. 

 

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Academic Careers

Elevate the future of legal education. Columbia Law School graduates teach the next generation of legal professionals at top law schools in the U.S. and around the world. 

 

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Judicial Clerkships

Clerkships are a springboard for legal careers. Each year, dozens of Columbia Law School students secure prestigious clerkship positions with our nation’s most influential federal and state judges.

 

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