Transfer students are eligible to apply to participate in all 14 student law journals at Columbia Law School.

Each journal has its own application criteria. There are two separate transfer application processes:

  • Columbia Law Review transfer application period is from July 6 to July 20. The transfer application for the Columbia Law Review consists of two elements: the writing component and the personal statement. Check the Columbia Law Review website for application instructions.
  • The centralized transfer application process for all other journals.

There are two ways to apply:

  • A transfer application period from July 6 to July 20. The transfer application for the Columbia Law Review consists of two elements: the writing component and the personal statement. Check the Columbia Law Review website for application instructions. 
  • The Publishable Notes Program during the academic year.

The general transfer application process takes place on Columbia’s LawNet system.

Review the information packet for complete instructions, deadlines, and descriptions of the journals participating in this process.

Dates

  • Applications open: August 17, 2020, 12 p.m. EDT
  • Applications and rankings due: August 24, 2020, 12 p.m. EDT