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J.D. Admitted Academics

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

Columbia’s location in New York City, a truly international capital and one of the largest legal markets in the world, has served its students as a classroom, laboratory, and community to serve.  Additionally, Columbia Law School and the greater university offer a broad range of courses and experiential opportunities that allow for a truly interdisciplinary and hands-on approach to a modern legal education. 

The Law School offers a robust and comprehensive curriculum that includes more than 300 courses in over 25 areas of study. We invite you to browse our current courses, including our First-Year Curriculum (such as our unique Legal Methods and 1L Foundation Moot Court programs) and Upper-Year Coursework.

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Centers and Programs

Columbia Law School’s research centers and programs draw upon rigorous faculty scholarship to explore foundational, emerging, and interdisciplinary areas of the law.

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International Programs

Columbia Law School has some of the broadest overseas study opportunities of any U.S. law school. Programs include International Dual-Degrees, Semester Study Abroad, and Global Alliances.

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Dual and Joint Degrees

Columbia Law students enjoy access to various dual-degree programs with other graduate programs at Columbia University, among other joint-degree opportunities.

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Columbia is home to 14 law journals, including many of the leading scholarly publications in their fields.

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Our faculty are not only gifted and accomplished leaders in their respective areas of expertise; they are also highly committed teachers who are supportive resources for students throughout your three years in the J.D. program and beyond.

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