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Research Centers and Programs

Columbia Law School’s research centers and programs reflect the breadth of our faculty’s expertise and the exceptional quality of their scholarship. Through their rigorous research, faculty experts explore foundational, emerging, and interdisciplinary areas of the law. In addition to convening academics, policymakers, judges, and business leaders from around the globe, centers and programs offer students valuable opportunities to collaborate with experienced scholars and researchers.

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Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law develops legal techniques to fight climate change, trains students and lawyers in their use, and provides the public with up-to-date resources on key topics in climate law and regulation. The center works closely with scientists at Columbia University’s Earth Institute as well as governmental, nongovernmental, and academic organizations around the world.

 

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The Charles Evans Gerber Transactional Studies Center

The Charles Evans Gerber Transactional Studies Center brings together a range of activities, from courses and experiential learning opportunities to workshops and research, to help students develop the transactional skills needed for legal practice. Leveraging Columbia Law School’s historical strength in corporate law and financial regulation, the center fosters curricular innovation, cultivates multidisciplinary scholarship, and encourages professional development through conferences and roundtable discussions.

 

The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Widely recognized as the world’s foremost organization addressing the challenges of global sustainable development, The Earth Institute comprises 850 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and students who work across many disciplines to find solutions for problems in public health, poverty, energy, ecosystems, climate, natural hazards, and urbanization.

Areas of Study