International Dual Degree Programs
The International Dual Degree Programs allow students to distinguish themselves by simultaneously enrolling in the J.D. degree program at Columbia Law School and a separate graduate law degree program at one of the world’s leading law faculties overseas. They thus earn two law degrees—one from the U.S., and one from a foreign jurisdiction—in approximately the same amount of time, at no additional tuition cost. International dual degree students spend their entire 3L year abroad and, after completing their overseas studies, hold both a J.D. from Columbia as well as an M1 or a master’s degree (from France), or an LL.M. degree (from the United Kingdom or Germany).
Columbia Law School offers International Dual Degree Programs in Paris, Frankfurt, and London.(Non-US passport holders: please see important information regarding dual degree implication for OPT eligibility.)
- Paris I/Sorbonne.
- Four-year program, taught in French.
- Two years at Columbia Law School, (1L and 2L), and two years at Paris I/Sorbonne.
- Students may, after arrival in Paris, petition to leave after only one year and receive an LL.M. instead of an M1.
- Sciences Po
- Three-year program, taught in French and English.
- Two years at Columbia Law School (1L and 2L), one year at Sciences Po (3L year).
- Institute for Law and Finance (ILF).
- Three-year program, taught in English.
- Two years at Columbia Law School (1L and 2L), one year at ILF (3L year).
- Three-year program (two years at Columbia Law School and 3L year in London).
- Only available to students already enrolled at Kings College London; London School of Economics (LSE); School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS); or University College London.
- Four-year program (two years in London followed by two years at Columbia Law School).
The information provided on this website describes only the "outbound" portion of the dual degree programs. Students who are interested in the "inbound" portion should consult directly with the respective partner school.