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.

2020

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

2019

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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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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