The LEAD Program is a unique admissions pathway to Columbia Law School, open exclusively to juniors and seniors at the four undergraduate colleges of Columbia University who aspire to found, expand, partner with, and/or advance a commercial or nonprofit venture prior to entering law school.
Have a project, venture, initiative, or other innovative undertaking you are eager to pursue upon graduating from college? Is law school potentially part of your future plans? If so, then the Leadership Experience Admissions Deferral (LEAD) Fellowship Program at Columbia Law School is the perfect plan for you.
Successful LEAD Fellows are guaranteed early deferred admission to Columbia Law School to undertake their leadership endeavor during a mandatory two-year period following their graduation from college. To further enable and support our LEAD Fellows in their LEAD endeavor, successful applicants will be eligible to receive a funding grant of up to $10,000.