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Columbia School of Law

About Columbia School of Law

Overview

  • Established: 1858
  • Parent School: Columbia University
  • Dean: Gillian L. Lester
  • Location: New York, New York

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Alumni Directory

This alumni directory of 2,747 lawyers who graduated from Columbia School of Law is powered by Lawyer Legion. Use the filters to narrow your search for attorneys by graduation year, practice areas or location. Results are limited to 250 per query. The lawyers in this directory all attended or received their Juris Doctor degree from Columbia School of Law and are currently practicing law in the United States. The attorneys in this directory are also included in the Lawyer Legion network and provide legal services to consumers in and around their local area. Browse the alumni directory to find and connect with lawyers who attended Columbia School of Law

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Aaron Samuel Podhurst (1969)
Podhurst Orseck, PA
Miami, FL
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Thomas Joseph Simeone (1991)
Simeone & Miller, LLP
Washington, DC
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Brian Murphy (2006)
Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Worcester, MA
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Susan M Saint-Antoine (1989)
Console Law Offices, LLC
Philadelphia, PA
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Steven B Menack (1987)
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Parsippany, NJ
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Asel Mukambetova (2017)
Law Office of Asel Mukambetova
New York, NY
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Statistics

Admissions Statistics

201920182017
Completed Applications7,1936,9575,829
Total Offers1,1411,1681,188
Acceptance Rate15.86%16.79%20.38%
LSAT Score Median172172171
LSAT Score Low169170169
LSAT Score High173174173
Undergraduate GPA Median3.803.753.70
Undergraduate GPA Low3.693.633.56
Undergraduate GPA High3.893.843.80
Total Graduates432418432

Bar Exam Statistics

201920182017
Total First Time Takers430440425
Total Passed409428411
School's Bar Passage Rate95.11%97.28%96.71%
ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate81.48%79.16%81.66%
School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate13.6318.1215.05

Tuition and Expenses

201920182017
Tuition Full Time Resident$69,896$69,916$67,564
Tuition Full Time Non-resident$69,896$69,916$67,564
Tuition Part Time Resident---
Tuition Part Time Non-resident---
On Campus Living Expenses$25$24,619$23,080
Off Campus Living Expenses$25$24,619$23,080

Grants and Scholarships

201920182017
Total Students Reciving Grants702635653
Total Percentage Receiving Grants55%50%53%
Average Grant Amount - Median$24,000.00$22,000.00$11,000.00
Average Grant Amount - Low$14,000.00$12,000.00$6,000.00
Average Grant Amount - High$33,766.00$32,626.00$15,762.00

Students and Faculty

201920182017
Student-to-Faculty Ratio3:13.2:13:01
Total Students1,2441,2681,264
Total Students Male632648646
Total Students Female610620618
Total Faculty409402426
Total Faculty Male252269284
Total Faculty Female157133142
Total Faculty Minorities624959

National Comparison Rankings

The national comparison rankings below compare Columbia School of Law to other ABA-approved law schools in the United States. The rankings were determined by comparing the statistics reported by each school. You can view the raw data for these law school rankings here.

2019 National Rankings - Columbia School of Law


#9 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.80
Columbia School of Law is tied for #9 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.80) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#6 in Acceptance Rate - 15.86%
Columbia School of Law ranks #6 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 15.86% among those who applied for admission.

#17 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 3:1
Columbia School of Law ranks #17 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 3:1 faculty ratio

#2 in Median LSAT - 172
Columbia School of Law ranks #2 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 172 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#13 in Bar Passage Rate - 95.11%
Columbia School of Law ranks #13 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.

#4 in Highest Tuition - $69,896
Columbia School of Law ranks #4 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.

#75 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 15.16%
Columbia School of Law ranks #75 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (15.16%).

#103 in Presence of Female Faculty - 38%
Columbia School of Law is tied for #103 regarding the highest percentage of faculty who are female (38%).

Contact

Columbia School of Law
435 W 116th St
New York, NY 10027-7237
www.law.columbia.edu
Phone: 212-854-2640

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