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Student Organizations

Bond with your extraordinary classmates in our 85-plus student organizations—ranging from the ACLU to the Columbia Real Estate Law Society, Yoga Club, and much more.

Along with our Student Organization Handbook, please email our Assistant Director of Student Services, Jeffrey Bagares, who is available to assist you with the management of your organization's finances, space, event planning, and law school and university policies about student organization events.

Updated October 18, 2021: The Law School has updated its Events Policy for Fall. Policies and guidelines are subject to change, we advise you to consistently check the Law School COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions. Read Food Guidance HERE.


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Featured Student Organization of the Month: Columbia Law School Corporate Responsibility

CRA is dedicated to all things related to corporate responsibility, ranging from current engagements of corporates in social issues, the regulation process of corporate social responsibility, business and human rights, and ESG and SDG as they apply for corporates.  The group’s mission is to engage people from the legal profession and increase awareness about issues surrounding corporate responsibility, encourage interaction amongst students interested in been involved in corporate responsibility, improve regulation in the field and provide both educational and career development opportunities for members.

Learn More about CLS Corporate Responsibility
Kristen M. Schnell

“A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual is one of the oldest and most substantial legal resources for incarcerated people in the United States. As an entirely student-run publication, it offers a unique opportunity for law students to participate in impactful human rights work during their time at CLS.”

—Kristen Schnell ’22

Upcoming Events


LL.M. Holiday Luncheon

  • Tue, 12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
  • William and June Warren Hall, 1125 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027
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Want to put your student group's event on the calendar? Fill out the student organizations event form and your event will appear in the Events listing and in the weekly and weekly "Today's Events" email. Be sure to submit your event at least 24 hours in advance!