Columbia Scholars Program

The Columbia Scholars Program offers those seeking a bridge to legal academia an early, post-graduate opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of scholarship while they begin their law practice, clerkship, and/or doctoral program applications. Scholars must be nominated by a faculty advisor who commits to providing active supervision. The program is designed to be short-term, ranging from one month to a year (renewable at the faculty mentor’s discretion). 

Core Components: 

  1. A supervised research and writing project and/or preparation to apply to graduate programs or fellowships.
  2. The option to conduct research for their faculty advisor.
  3. An introduction to the intellectual life of legal academia. In addition to receiving mentorship and access to library resources, scholars are invited to attend selected workshops at the Law School.

Find information about the Academic Scholars Program, which serves current Columbia Law School J.D. students.