Firm and Corporate Partnerships

Columbia Law School values its relationship with its firm and corporate partners, as well as their generous support of our $300M Campaign for Columbia Law. The list below highlights just some of the important ways in which firms and corporations support Columbia Law School with leadership commitments. 

Baker & McKenzie 

  • Baker & McKenzie LL.M. Fellowship Fund provides scholarships to LL.M. students with significant financial need, with preference who reside in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, or other emerging economies. 

Clifford Chance 

  • Clifford Chance Thought Leadership Initiative on Diversity Faculty Research and Lecture Series supports faculty research examining diversity and its implications within the legal community and an annual lecture to showcase the results of this research. 

Davis Polk & Wardwell

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell Leadership Initiative Fund focusses on leadership development and includes an orientation on collaboration and team building for incoming first-year students; new courses such as Lawyer Leadership: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Change; new case study development; research grants; coaching program; and new co-curricular enrichment opportunities.  
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell Clinic Staff Attorney supports the hiring of a staff attorney for the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic to help manage the Clinic’s growing client base in underserved communities and supervise students. 
  • David Polk & Wardwell Group Study Room in the planned renovation of the Law Library.

Kirkland & Ellis 

  • Kirkland & Ellis Practicum Fund for Course-related Travel takes advantage of the expertise and contacts of our world-renowned faculty by supporting course-related student travel at home and abroad—from the United States Supreme Court to the United Nations Human Rights Committee Session in Geneva. 

Microsoft Corporation 

  • Support for TrialWatch, a collaborative initiative of Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute and the Clooney Foundation for Justice. The project’s mission is to monitor and respond to trials around the world that pose a high risk of human rights violations.

Morrison & Foerster 

  • Morrison & Foerster Japan Public Interest Fellowship Fund: provides 1L and 2L  students with the opportunity to gain practical experience working for public-interest organizations in Japan during the summer break. 

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Moot Court Program supports the first-year student moot court program and the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Program for second- and third-year students, culminating in the final round arguments before a bench of distinguished judges. 

Sidley Austin 

  • Sidley Austin Spring Break Pro Bono Caravan Fund provides students with the opportunity to spend their spring break working in legal service and public interest organizations across the United States and abroad. 
  • Sidley Austin also contributes generously to the multi-donor Eric H. Holder, Jr. Scholarship Fund.

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 

  • Helped to establish the multi-donor Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’59 Professorship Fund.

Winston & Strawn 

  • Winston Strawn International Moot Court Program supports the International Moot Court Program for first-, second-, and third-year students, including the European Law Moot Court, the Jessup International Law Moot Court, the Vienna International Arbitration Moot Court, and the upper-year international moot court competitions. 
  • Winston & Strawn Group Study Room in the soon to be renovated Law Library.