Columbia Law School Holds 148th Graduation Ceremony


Media contact: Nancy Goldfarb 212-854-1584 [email protected]
Public Affairs Office 212-854-2650 [email protected]
New York, May 15, 2009More than 680 J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. students will graduate from Columbia Law School during the 148th graduation ceremony held since the founding of the institution in 1858.
WHAT: Columbia Law School Graduation Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 1:00 p.m.
WHO: Speakers include:
  • Former California Governor Joseph “Gray” Davis Jr. ’67, keynote speaker
  • David M. Schizer, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law
  • Suzanne Goldberg, Clinical Professor of Law, recipient of the 2009 Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching
  • Max M. Miller ’09, outgoing Student Senate President
  • Andrew P. LeGrand ’09,on behalf of the J.D. class
  • Nemuun Gal ’09 LL.M., representing fellow LL.M. candidates
This year’s graduation will also honor the Class of 1959, which celebrates its 50th reunion year and will lead the procession.
WHERE: South Lawn, Columbia University in the City of New York; Broadway at West 116 Street. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
Use the main gates to enter campus at 116th Street and Broadway.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Members of the media who wish to attend should RSVP in advance at 212-854-2650 or [email protected]. Those reporters should please pick up media badges at the northwest corner entrance of the South Lawn. A mult-box will be provided.
The graduation will be webcast live at Please note that the link will not be active until approximately 15 minutes before the start of the 1 p.m. ceremony.
Profiles of a sampling of graduates are also viewable at Speeches and remarks, among other materials, will be posted as they are available.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, criminal, and environmental law.