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Strategic Initiatives

Discover how Columbia Law School is building upon its distinguished legacy while also embracing an ambitious vision to shape a more just, well-governed, and prosperous future.

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Diversity and Inclusion

At Columbia Law, we seek to create community across communities. With a highly diverse faculty and student body, we challenge students to learn from perspectives and experiences different from their own. Opportunities abound for students to join an affinity group, participate in a service trip, or attend an event or a conference. 

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Curricular Innovation

Our curriculum is designed to prepare students to lead across sectors, industries, and phases of their careers. Clinics and externships allow students to work with real clients on live issues affecting their lives and communities. Innovative opportunities, like the Davis Polk Leadership Initiative and the In-House Counsel Program, equip graduates to be versatile, practice-ready professionals. 

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Student Life

The student experience is all-encompassing. From a wide array of student organizations to high-quality facilities, we are committed to ensuring that the experience of being a law student at Columbia is one that empowers students while supporting their personal and professional growth. Co-curricular initiatives, such as Lawyers, Community, and Impact and the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series, help students dissect, apply, and contextualize what they learn in the classroom. 

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The Campaign for Columbia Law

Columbia Law alumni are a force in the world. The Campaign for Columbia Law, launched in 2017, aims to raise $300 million to support student access and financial aid, faculty research and recruitment, experiential education offerings, and a full-scale renovation of the Law Library.