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J.D. Admitted Student Life

One of the top reasons students choose Columbia is because they know they will be surrounded by highly talented and diverse individuals who will challenge them and enhance their engagement with the law. Collectively, our students create an environment that fosters collaboration, support, and lasting friendships. 

The location of Columbia Law School in New York City naturally attracts those who are adventurous and curious. The Law School flourishes with students who are independent, active, open-minded, and eager to take advantage of all that the city has to offer.

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New York City and Morningside Heights

Our students leverage all that New York City has to offer to enhance their legal education. Meanwhile, our Morningside Heights neighborhood in upper Manhattan is defined by its energy and diversity.

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Student Orgs and Activities

The diversity of the student body at Columbia brings an astonishing breadth and depth of interests and experiences, manifested in the number for student organizations and activities at the Law School.

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The Office of Student Services

The Office of Student Services serves as a resource and sounding board for students. In addition to offering a wide range of academic support, Student Services plans many social and study break activities throughout the year.

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Campus Events

Columbia Law School students enjoy participating in and shaping the intellectual life of a great institution. Law School-sponsored lectures, seminars, symposia, and brown bag lunches regularly feature heads of state, ambassadors, authors, and scholars from around the globe. 

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Entering Class Profile

Columbia Law School boasts a diverse and dynamic student body, which includes more than 52% students of color and 20% international students.


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Accommodation Resources

Learn more about the resources available to support incoming and current students who need accommodations related to disabilities or temporary personal challenge.

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