February 24, 2024


The value of truth

Legislation University Beginnings: Orientation 2022

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Touring the campus, inquiring thoughts at school panels, noshing at a food items truck fair, stretching at a yoga class, listening to career guidance from previous U.S. Lawyer Preet Bharara ’93—Columbia Legislation School’s latest learners expended their initial days on campus building new close friends, getting neighborhood, and gearing up for the semester forward. Check out the video (higher than) to study a lot more about the J.D. and LL.M. classes. 

“Lawyers have a particular put in the guardianship of democracy. . . . As you begin your law university journey, you also pull up a stool to the workbench of democracy. You are going to discover how to wield new equipment, to carry out new processes—including studying from individuals who have encounters wildly unique from your individual. And I’m declaring to you currently, embrace the messiness of that project. Obtain strategies to hear a person an additional.” —Gillian Lester, Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law 

J.D. Course of 2025 Details
  • 73% of class members have educational or skilled experience over and above university.
  • They converse 60+ languages.
  • They contain a dancer, poet, beekeeper, 4-time Junior Olympic winner, and an ultramarathoner. 
  • A single scholar has competed in the Westminster Kennel Club Doggy Show since the age of 4, and another has performed at Carnegie Corridor and Lincoln Centre.

“The Class of 2025 shares an irrepressible spirit and an enduring sense of purpose. . . . You are multi-hyphenates. You know, the podcasting, instrument-participating in, language polyglot, competitive-activity-participating in, artist, Rubik’s Cube–solving, 3,000-film-viewing, documentary-making, novel-crafting, chess-actively playing, Instagram-influencing, intellectually grounded, self-treatment gurus. And now we can increase ‘lawyers in the producing.’ You are extraordinary and in superb organization.” —Nkonye Iwerebon ’93, Affiliate Dean and Dean of Admissions

LL.M. Course of 2023 Information:
  • Users of the class signify 66 diverse nations.
  • They include Fulbright students, a released writer, an artwork historian, a former flight attendant, a mountaineer, and a classical guitarist.
  • One particular pupil took Initial Amendment Legislation with Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger ’71 whilst Bollinger was arguing Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger in advance of the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
  • They have an regular of 5 1/2 many years of do the job expertise.

“This 10-month LL.M. method will change your daily life in means that you can not now visualize. The persons in this area will challenge you to imagine about issues otherwise: the way you solution a lawful challenge, the way you frame a challenge, the way you craft options, it’s possible even dilemma why you feel the things you consider.” —Julie Sculli, Assistant Dean for Graduate Diploma Applications

Pics From Orientation 2022

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