Past Ceremonies

Relive highlights from recent graduation ceremonies: Read the stories, watch the speakers, and see the photos as our students celebrate their time at Columbia Law and start their next chapters.

Xavier Becerra, the California Attorney General, in academic regalia

2019

Columbia Law School’s 2019 graduation took place Monday, May 20on the South Lawn of the Columbia University Morningside Heights campus. Xavier Becerra, the California Attorney General, delivered the keynote address.

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Columbia Law Graduation 2018 Jeh Johnson

2018

Columbia Law School’s 2018 graduation took place Monday, May 14 at 5 p.m. on the South Lawn of the Columbia University Morningside Heights campus. Jeh C. Johnson ’82, Paul Weiss partner and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, delivered the keynote address.

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Keynote speaker Mary Jo White ’74, wearing blue academic robes, gives the thumbs up at Graduation 2017.

2017

On May 18, 2017, the Columbia Law School community gathered in Morningside Heights to honor the school’s accomplished and motivated J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. candidates at the 2017 Graduation exercises. Former SEC Chair Mary Jo White ’74 delivered the keynote address.

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