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Diversity and Inclusion

Columbia Law School’s inclusive and engaging community encourages students to learn from viewpoints and experiences different from their own in a supportive and welcoming environment. 

Our Diverse Community

At Columbia Law, we cultivate and value a talented community that is broadly and multidimensionally representative. But, more than that, our students come from countries around the world, speak hundreds of languages, and have earned degrees in every subject, from comparative literature to particle physics. And they have educational backgrounds as diverse as they are, whether they come from a line of lawyers or are the first in their family to attend college.
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Events and Programming

Each week, students attend events, conferences, and other programs to critically engage with issues of diversity and inclusion and to hear from a wide range of experts. These programs can take many forms: a panel discussion on women in the legal profession, a gathering of alumni of color, or a conference sponsored by a student affinity group. 
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Empowering Women of Color: Strengthening a Growing Intersectional Community

Women of color make up nearly 20 percent of Columbia Law School’s student body. Now in its 10th year, student organization Empowering Women of Color (EWOC) supports this community and helps individuals face challenges through mentorship and professional development opportunities as well as academic and social events. Watch Kori Cooper ’21, Seojin Park ’21, and Lorena Rodriguez ’21 share what the student organization means to them.