U.S. Business Law Academy
Columbia Law School invites applications to its U.S. Business Law Academy. The program, designed for foreign-trained law students but open to practitioners as well, offers an engaging educational and cultural experience with select topics in U.S. legal institutions and business law taught by preeminent scholars from Columbia and other world-renowned faculties.
The Academy offers an accessible introduction to the Socratic Method, one of the foundations of U.S. legal education, and presentations about LL.M. programs and strategies used by U.S. law graduates to find jobs. The program also includes practice-oriented lectures by prominent attorneys; networking events with fellow participants; and visits to professional and cultural sites in New York. Overall, the Academy is excellent preparation for those considering furthering their studies in a leading global graduate program.
Early Bird discounts for applications that are submitted by January 15, 2020. Group discounts are available for six or more affiliated participants who apply by February 1, 2020.
(Note: Columbia Law School also hosts the Global Law and Business Seminar, a separate one-week program for lawyers running after the U.S. Business Law Academy from July 26-30. Instruction is offered on corporate law, international arbitration, and public integrity law.)
"Introduction to U.S. Legal Institutions"
"Introduction to Mediation"
"U.S. Financial Law in an International Perspective"
"U.S. Corporate Law in an International Perspective"
Lunchtime practitioner presentations:
"The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act"
"Commercial & Investment Arbitration"
Three weeks, from Sunday, July 5 through Friday, July 24, 2020
Columbia University, New York City
Foreign-trained law students and practitioners from around the world
$7,500 for tuition and housing (discounts for early applications and groups)
$5,250 for tuition only
Office of International Programs at [email protected]
Further details are available on the program information page
Columbia Law School is looking forward to hosting the 2020 US Business Law Academy program in July as planned.
Given the uncertainties caused by COVID-19, however, we have updated our individual cancellation policy for 2020 as follows. (Different terms apply to groups with which the Law School has made separate arrangements.) Please note that the Law School reserves the right to revise the content, instructors, manner of instruction, and format of the program at its sole discretion.
Please let us know of any questions via email to: [email protected].
May 1 – Payment deadline: The Law School will reserve a place in the USBLA program for all individuals who pay the balance of their Program Fee by May 1 or two weeks after their invitation, whichever is later. A $500 deposit is due within two weeks of invitation.
June 15 – Refund deadline: The Law School will provide a full refund of all deposit and Program Fee payments to any individual who submits a request by June 15. Full refunds will also be provided in the event that the program is cancelled for any reason. Refunds may take up to 90 days to process.
After June 15 - The Law School is not able to refund any deposits, Program Fees, or other payments in response to requests recevied after June 15. Payments made by credit card during the prior 60 days will be promptly credited back to the same account; other payments may take up to 90 days to process.