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J.D. Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Columbia Law School's Class of 2026!

We know that choosing the right school is an exciting, yet complex, decision. This website complements the Admitted Student Handbook and provides you with additional information about Columbia Law School as you continue your research process and prepare for enrollment. We encourage you to check back often for relevant updates. 

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Visit Columbia

The best way to see if Columbia Law is the right fit is to attend one of our two-day Admitted Student Programs, occurring on March 1-2 and March 29-30. The event highlights important aspects of the Law School through mock classes, panels, and interactions with faculty, students, and administrators.

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Enrolling at Columbia

The choice to accept your offer of admission and join the Columbia Law School Class of 2026 is a commitment to embark on a world-class legal education. We hope you will join our diverse and dynamic student body. 

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Columbia Law School guarantees housing for all new incoming students who apply for housing by May 1 of the year in which they matriculate and maintain continuous academic residence at the Law School for the three years of the J.D. program. 

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Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is committed to assisting all students in the financial aid process. The staff is happy to clarify any aspect of the financial aid process, so that every student can fully explore all options to help fund their legal education.

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Since 1858, Columbia Law School has been a world leader in legal education. Our faculty members are committed educators, highly accomplished practitioners, and leaders in legal scholarship. Our vast curricular offerings provide students with unmatched opportunities to engage in the law.  

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Public Interest & Public Service

Our community of public interest–oriented students, graduates, faculty, and administrators is eager to welcome you to Columbia Law School. Our mantra is that there is no one true path to social justice lawyering. Whether you have prior experience or want to begin while in your first year, the Law School makes all such possibilities a reality through our Social Justice Initiatives office.