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1Ls on Orientation, Law School, and Life in NYC
In August, the Class of 2024 stepped on campus for the first time. They toured the campus, got to know their classmates, refueled at a food truck street fair, and received advice from faculty and current students for making the most of the law school...

Faculty Insight: Sarah A. Seo ’07 on Cops, Cars, and Discretion vs. Discrimination
Professor Sarah A. Seo explains how the development of police discretionary power in traffic stops gave rise to "driving while Black."

Environmental Justice | Defending the Planet Episode 6
As we confront global climate change, questions about equity and fairness take on new levels of complexity. Environmental justice addresses the needs for all people to have clean air, clean water, and a sustainable future. Columbia Law Professor Olat...

The Climate Refugee Crisis | Defending the Planet Episode 5
Is a country still a country if it’s underwater? Migration of people as a result of climate change is happening already on every continent. University Professor Michael W. Doyle and Ama Francis, non-resident fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate C...

Climate Change in the Courts | Defending the Planet Episode 4
Litigation may be the most effective tool for curbing carbon emissions when legislative and political solutions fall short. Michael Burger of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Peter Lehner of Earthjustice join host Michael B. Gerrard to dis...

Back in the Paris Pact | Defending the Planet Episode 3
The United States is back in the Paris climate agreement, but international emissions targets will have to become tougher to stop catastrophic global warming. Michael B. Gerrard, Columbia Law School Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, di...

The Power of States | Defending the Planet Episode 2
In the absence of federal legislative action, states have taken the lead in fighting climate change. Will that continue now that the Biden administration is all-in on climate action? Former Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ’94 and Professor Jessica Bulma...

The Biden Reset | Defending the Planet Episode 1
President Biden has ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions and make the U.S. once again a leader against climate change—but with a recalcitrant Congress, is that realistic? Jedediah S. Purdy, William S. Beinecke Professor of Law, and Cathe...

Introducing Defending the Planet | Episode 0
Can lawyers save the planet? Environmental journalist Andrew C. Revkin and environmental and climate justice advocate Shannon R. Marcoux ’21 join host Professor Michael B. Gerrard to discuss the role of lawyers and combating climate change, why you...

Welcome and Introductions by the Graduation Committee Co-Chairs | Graduation 2021
Capping a Columbia Law School experience like none before it, the Class of 2021 was cheered on by family, friends, and members of the Law School community as they watched the online ceremony from locations all over the world. The graduates were sent ...

Antony J. Blinken ’88 Delivers the Keynote Address | Graduation 2021
Capping a Columbia Law School experience like none before it, the Class of 2021 was cheered on by family, friends, and members of the Law School community as they watched the online ceremony from locations all over the world. The graduates were sent ...

Maeve Glass ’09 Accepts the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching | Graduation 2021
Capping a Columbia Law School experience like none before it, the Class of 2021 was cheered on by family, friends, and members of the Law School community as they watched the online ceremony from locations all over the world. The graduates were sent ...

J.D. Class Speaker: Oluwatumise Asebiomo | Graduation 2021
Capping a Columbia Law School experience like none before it, the Class of 2021 was cheered on by family, friends, and members of the Law School community as they watched the online ceremony from locations all over the world. The graduates were sent ...

Dean Gillian Lester Addressed the Class of 2021
Capping a Columbia Law School experience like none before it, the Class of 2021 was cheered on by family, friends, and members of the Law School community as they watched the online ceremony from locations all over the world. The graduates were sent ...

LL.M. Class Speaker: David Taylor Dayton Jr. | Graduation 2021
Capping a Columbia Law School experience like none before it, the Class of 2021 was cheered on by family, friends, and members of the Law School community as they watched the online ceremony from locations all over the world. The graduates were sent ...

Columbia Law School Graduation Ceremony 2021
On April 29, more than 500 J.D., LL.M., and Executive LL.M. students will graduate from Columbia Law School. Join us here at 1 p.m. EDT to watch the ceremony and celebrate with the Class of 2021. Speakers and honorees include: —Keynote Speaker: An...

What the Law Means to Me: Members of the Class of 2021 Share Their Stories
Seven members of the Class of 2021 reflect on their Columbia Law School experience. Meet Brenda Efurhievwe ’21 LL.M., Amr Jomaa ’21 LL.M., Suz Kroeber ’21, Sneha Pandya ’21, Matthew Robinson ’21, Jillian Williams ’21, and Tanner Zumwalt ...

Jillian Williams ’21: Providing a Voice to People and Communities
After graduation, Williams will be working as an associate in the litigation practice group of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer’s Washington, D.C., office. Seven members of the Class of 2021 explain how the law holds personal meaning and recall favor...

Tanner Zumwalt ’21: Preparing for Every Outcome
Zumwalt will work at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in its Menlo Park, California, office. He one day hopes to run for office in order to advocate for developing and rural communities. Seven members of the Class of 2021 explain how the law holds persona...

Susannah “Suz” Kroeber ’21: Changing the World One Word at a Time
After graduation, Suz will be working at Bronx Legal Services as a housing attorney. Seven members of the Class of 2021 explain how the law holds personal meaning and recall favorite memories of law school: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGm...

Sneha Pandya ’21: Thinking Differently About the Law
As a Millstein Public Service fellow, Pandya will be moving to Washington, D.C. to pursue financial regulatory work in the federal government. Seven members of the Class of 2021 explain how the law holds personal meaning and recall favorite memories...

Brenda Efurhievwe ’21 LL.M.: Becoming an Instrument for Change
Brenda is part of the January 2021 LL.M. program cohort and will graduate from Columbia Law School in October 2021. Seven members of the Class of 2021 explain how the law holds personal meaning and recall favorite memories of law school: https://ww...

Amr Jomaa ’21 LL.M.: Giving Back to the World
Amr is a member of the fall 2020 LL.M. cohort and is graduating from Columbia Law School in April 2021. Seven members of the Class of 2021 explain how the law holds personal meaning and recall favorite memories of law school: https://www.youtube.co...

Matthew Robinson ’21: Setting a Standard of Excellence
After graduation, Robinson will work as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. “I’m excited about finally having the opportunity to take [everything I’ve learned] and put it into practice,” he says. Seven members...

Now and Then: 3Ls Reflect on Their Law School Journey and What’s Next
Since September 2018, we've followed this group of students on their Columbia Law journeys. Now, with graduation around the corner, we're checking in one last time.

Columbia Law School: COVID-19 Precautions on Campus
Learn what to expect when visiting campus. See the university’s COVID-19 Resource Guide and the Law School’s COVID-19 Information and Resources page for further information.

The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of The Honorable Elreta Alexander ’45
Alumni of Color virtual event celebrating the Honorable Elreta Alexander ’45, the first African American woman to graduate from Columbia Law School. Featuring a presentation by historian and biographer Virginia Summey, Ph.D. Introduction by Dean ...

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series: Andrew Yang ’99
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 Entrepreneur and former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang ’99 in conversation with Professor Jed Purdy. Introductory Remarks by Dean Gillian Lester.

Who is your CLS inspiration? | Giving Day 2020
Learn more about Columbia Giving Day: https://givingday.columbia.edu/pages/columbia-law-school

25th Annual U.S. Supreme Court Roundup
Join us for a discussion of the key decisions from the past term, and an analysis of the impact of the new Justices, in areas ranging from immigration to abortion to LGBTQ rights in employment to separation of powers. Our panel will be moderated by P...

LL.M. students share their Columbia Law experiences
To learn more about Columbia Law School's LL.M. program, visit law.columbia.edu/llm.

Columbia Law School: COVID-19 Precautions on Campus
Learn what to expect when visiting campus this fall. See the university’s COVID-19 Resource Guide and the Law School’s COVID-19 Information and Resources page for further information.

Columbia Law School Virtual Tour
Explore our campus in Morningside Heights. Learn more: law.columbia.edu/admissions

The 2020 Election: Defending Democracy and Voter Rights
Panelists: Richard Briffault, Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation and an expert on campaign finance, gerrymandering, and elections, and Myrna Pérez ’03, director of voting rights and elections at the Brennan Center for Justice, moderate...

The Administrative State Under Siege | Reunion 2020 CLE Discussion
Gillian Metzger '95 Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law Thomas W. Merrill Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law Zachary Tripp '05 Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Lecturer in Law May 29, 2020

LL.M. Class Speaker: Manel Chibane | Graduation 2020
Gathered in spirit and online, the Class of 2020 graduated from Columbia Law School on May 20. Family, friends, and the Law School community joined more than 700 graduates for the virtual celebration. The ceremony included wisdom, advice, and exhorta...

Joseph R. Biden Jr. Delivers the Keynote Address | Graduation 2020
Gathered in spirit and online, the Class of 2020 graduated from Columbia Law School on May 20. Family, friends, and the Law School community joined more than 700 graduates for the virtual celebration. The ceremony included wisdom, advice, and exhorta...

Welcome and Introductions by the Graduation Committee and Student Senate | Graduation 2020
Gathered in spirit and online, the Class of 2020 graduated from Columbia Law School on May 20. Family, friends, and the Law School community joined more than 700 graduates for the virtual celebration. The ceremony included wisdom, advice, and exhorta...

Dean Gillian Lester Addressed the Class of 2020
Gathered in spirit and online, the Class of 2020 graduated from Columbia Law School on May 20. Family, friends, and the Law School community joined more than 700 graduates for the virtual celebration. The ceremony included wisdom, advice, and exhorta...

Advice and Well Wishes From the Community | Graduation 2020
Gathered in spirit and online, the Class of 2020 graduated from Columbia Law School on May 20. Family, friends, and the Law School community joined more than 700 graduates for the virtual celebration. The ceremony included wisdom, advice, and exhorta...

J.D. Class Speaker: Caleb King | Graduation 2020
Gathered in spirit and online, the Class of 2020 graduated from Columbia Law School on May 20. Family, friends, and the Law School community joined more than 700 graduates for the virtual celebration. The ceremony included wisdom, advice, and exhorta...

Bert Huang Accepts the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching | Graduation 2020
Gathered in spirit and online, the Class of 2020 graduated from Columbia Law School on May 20. Family, friends, and the Law School community joined more than 700 graduates for the virtual celebration. The ceremony included wisdom, advice, and exhorta...

Columbia Law School Graduation 2020 Ceremony
On May 20, more than 700 J.D., LL.M., J.S.D., and Executive LL.M. students will celebrate graduating from Columbia Law School. The virtual ceremony includes remarks from: Gillian Lester, Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law J.D. Class Speaker Cal...

Bamisope Adeyanju ’20, LL.M.: The Human Rights Attorney
As they wrapped up their final semester from their homes because of the COVID-19 crisis, six members of the Class of 2020 shared their most memorable Law School experiences and what’s next. A human rights attorney from Nigeria, Bamisope Adeyanju ca...

Justin Yun CC ʼ14, LAW ’20: The Decision Maker
As they wrapped up their final semester from their homes because of the COVID-19 crisis, six members of the Class of 2020 shared their most memorable Law School experiences and what’s next. Justin Yun was a teacher with Teach for America before att...

Mari Hulbutta CC ’14, LAW ’20: The Briefcase Warrior
As they wrapped up their final semester from their homes because of the COVID-19 crisis, six members of the Class of 2020 shared their most memorable Law School experiences and what’s next. A Citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, Mari Hulbut...

Meet Six Members of the Class of 2020
As they wrapped up their final semester from their homes because of the COVID-19 crisis, six members of the Class of 2020 shared their most memorable Law School experiences and what they plan to do next. Meet Bamisope Adeyanju ’20, LL.M.; Mo’taz ...

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