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Community Life

At Columbia Law School, you have the tools and opportunities to forge your own path. But you won’t do it alone: Our remarkable community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni will support you every step of the way.

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Dean’s Welcome

Meet Dean Gillian Lester, a nationally recognized expert in employment law and policy, who is working to achieve a bold vision for Columbia Law School.


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Student Life

See how our student community is bound by a fierce sense of camaraderie and fortified by countless activities on and off campus. 


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Diversity and Inclusion

The Law School is dedicated to cultivating a community where students from all backgrounds learn to serve as lawyers, leaders, and public servants.

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Our History

Learn about the Law School’s 160-year history and the people and milestones that have helped shape the law.


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J.D., LL.M., J.S.D., and Executive LL.M. students celebrate graduation, with Antony J. Blinken ’88, U.S. Secretary of State, delivering the keynote address during the online graduation ceremony on April 29, 2021.

Graduation 2021: Highlights of a Special Day

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