A “Welcome Dinner” for 1Ls

Columbia Law’s newest J.D. students were feted Sept. 6 at the annual 1L Welcome Dinner.

Members of the Columbia Law School Class of 2020 began the school year with a reception in their honor held at Columbia University’s Lerner Hall on Sept. 6. Each year, the annual Welcome Dinner brings together J.D. students, faculty members, and administrators for a formal celebratory kick-off of their law school tenure.

Guest speakers for the Welcome Dinner were Professor John C. Coffee Jr., the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law and director of the Center on Corporate Governance, and Professor Jessica Bulman-Pozen, who teaches and writes about administrative law, antidiscrimination law, constitutional law, and federalism.

New J.D. and LL.M. students arrived on campus in August for Orientation. During several days, they attended social events and skills-building sessions, received faculty advice on how to get the most out of their Law School experience, and heard Dean Gillian Lester speak on how to be a positive force in the world.

“Our profession is timeless and indispensable, and your being here today only reaffirms that idea,” Dean Lester added, “it secures it for generations to come.”

To view photos from this year’s Welcome Dinner, visit Columbia Law School’s Flickr page, or check out the gallery above.​


Posted September 14, 2017