Celebrating Black History at Columbia Law
Explore a selection of original stories and podcasts featuring members of the Black community at Columbia Law.
In honor of Black History Month, Columbia Law has compiled a selection of stories highlighting some of the ways Black alumni, faculty, and students have helped transform the Law School, the legal field, and beyond. Below, learn about alumni like U.W. Clemon ’68, civil rights activist, state senator, and the first Black federal judge in Alabama; listen to original podcasts—Columbia Race Talks: Critical Race Theory (Studio for Law and Culture) and Through the Gale: Lawyering, Freedom, Democracy—featuring faculty and students; and explore the work of Bayeté Ross Smith, the Law School’s first artist-in-residence.