Past Ceremonies

Explore highlights from recent graduation ceremonies: Read stories, watch speeches, and browse photos of our students celebrating their time at Columbia Law and embarking on their next chapters.


Columbia Law celebrated the graduation of the 2021 cohort of J.D., LL.M., and Executive LL.M. students with a virtual ceremony, featuring keynote speaker U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken ’88, on April 29, 2021.

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Columbia Law students celebrated graduation with Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 47th vice president of the United States, delivering the keynote address during the online ceremony on May 20, 2020.

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Xavier Becerra, the California Attorney General, in academic regalia


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

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