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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 together by a fierce sense of camaraderie and fortified by countless activities on and off campus. 


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Our History

Since 1858, Columbia Law School has been a world leader in legal education. Learn more about our history-defining moments and the people who have helped shape the law.


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Land Acknowledgment

The Lenni-Lenape and Wappinger people lived on this land before and during colonization of the Americas. We recognize these Indigenous people of Manhattan, their displacement, dispossession, and continued presence. We are reminded to reflect on our past as we contemplate our way forward to support Indigenous people and other marginalized communities of this land and advance our commitment to justice.


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