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.

A line of faculty and students in academic regalia walking


On Monday, May 15, 2023, members of Columbia Law School’s graduating class savored their achievement with encouragement from keynote speaker U.S. Attorney Damian Williams.  

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Columbia Law School’s 2022 graduation took place Monday, May 16, on the South Lawn of the Columbia University Morningside Heights campus. Andrew Yang ’99 delivered the keynote address.

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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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