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Columbia School of Law

About Columbia School of Law


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

2020 Application Information




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Alumni Directory

This alumni directory of 2,630 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. These include lawyers in New York and across the U.S. Browse the alumni directory to find and connect with lawyers who attended Columbia School of Law.

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Alumni Active on Lawyer Legion

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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Admissions Statistics

Completed Applications7,9729,6126,986
Total Offers9511,0981,166
Acceptance Rate11.93%11.42%16.69%
LSAT Score Median173174172
LSAT Score Low171172169
LSAT Score High175176173
Undergraduate GPA Median3.873.843.82
Undergraduate GPA Low3.783.753.72
Undergraduate GPA High3.953.923.91
Total Graduates400461427

Bar Exam Statistics

Total First Time Takers397460412
Total Passed372444397
School's Bar Passage Rate93.70%96.52%96.36%
ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate84.49%84.22%84.11%
School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate9.2112.3012.25

Tuition and Expenses

Tuition Full Time Resident$75$73$36
Tuition Full Time Non-resident$75$73$36
Tuition Part Time Resident---
Tuition Part Time Non-resident---
On Campus Living Expenses$27$27$25
Off Campus Living Expenses$27$27$25

Grants and Scholarships

Total Students Reciving Grants8411,287755
Total Percentage Receiving Grants65%102%61%
Average Grant Amount - Median$28.00--
Average Grant Amount - Low$16.00--
Average Grant Amount - High$40.00--

Students and Faculty

Student-to-Faculty Ratio3.23.43
Total Students1,2931,2631,244
Total Students Male678654650
Total Students Female650615611
Total Faculty403367415
Total Faculty Male229215252
Total Faculty Female174152163
Total Faculty Minorities736056

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.

2021 National Rankings - Columbia School of Law

#9 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.84
Columbia School of Law is tied for #9 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.84) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#7 in Acceptance Rate - 11.42%
Columbia School of Law ranks #7 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 11.42% among those who applied for admission.

#28 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 3.4
Columbia School of Law ranks #28 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 3.4 faculty ratio

#1 in Median LSAT - 174
Columbia School of Law is tied for #1 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 174 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#8 in Bar Passage Rate - 96.52%
Columbia School of Law ranks #8 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.

#1 in Highest Tuition - $73
Columbia School of Law ranks #1 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.

#91 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 16.35%
Columbia School of Law ranks #91 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (16.35%).

#102 in Presence of Female Faculty - 41%
Columbia School of Law ranks #102 regarding the highest percentage of faculty who are female (41%).


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

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