Faces of the Class of 2026
Hear from 1Ls about what inspired them to study law, why they chose Columbia Law School, and how they hope to spend the next three years.
The Class of 2026 has begun their Law School odyssey. They bring with them an array of academic interests, life experiences, and professional ambitions. Meet 11 members of this gifted and driven cohort.
“I am most looking forward to meeting and befriending people with similar passions to mine, as well as expanding my legal understanding and ability under the guidance of Columbia’s accomplished faculty.”
—Cole Ginghina ’26
Interviews have been edited and condensed.