June 22, 2024


The value of truth

New Course, New Entire world: Orientation 2023

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More than 700 new J.D. and LL.M. candidates commenced their time on the Morningside campus with a whirl of introductions, recommendations, interactions, icebreakers, and ice product all through orientation activities made to acclimate new college students into their Columbia Regulation University working experience. 

Check out the video above to get a perception of the orientation vibes.

“Each of you has attained your location by advantage of your challenging operate and the troubles you’ve prevail over. The a few tasks I talked about—to by yourself, to each and every other, and to society—will ground you and enhance your perception of widespread objective, as you act with courage to deal with the hardest, most intractable issues that our modern society provides. This is your possibility and your undertaking. Almost nothing far more, very little fewer.”
—Gillian Lester, Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law 

Quickly Points About the J.D. Class of 2026

The J.D. college students had been welcomed to campus by Dean Lester, Affiliate Dean and Dean of Admissions Nkonye Iwerebon, Associate Dean of Student and Registration Solutions Yadira Ramos-Herbert, and Pupil Senate President Justin Onwenu ’24. They also experienced the chance to get to know just about every other in group activities which includes yoga, scavenger hunts, and park cleanups.

  • The class represents 37 states as very well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 21 international locations further than the U.S. 
  • 74% have been out of college for a year or more.
  • They include a baker, a chaplain, many Eagle Scouts, a novelist, a rancher, two beekeepers, and additional than just one trainer.
  • They communicate or study 60 languages, including Ga, Kinyarwanda, Swedish, and Tamil. 

“Remember why you arrived to regulation university so that just about every choice you make demonstrates who you authentically are. We have a ton of AI, robots, a lot of devices accomplishing a good deal of diverse matters. But what we need to have are authentic leaders: these who reveal empathy, people who exhibit self-consciousness, and individuals that make decisions that are the right choices, stuffed with integrity and self-recognition and authenticity. And so I really encourage you: Around the next 3 decades, invest in school, but will not neglect oneself.”
—Yadira Ramos-Herbert, Associate Dean of College student and Registration Services  

Quick Information About the LL.M. Course of 2024
  • Users of the course characterize 57 countries.
  • They consist of a member of Australia’s Indigenous record justice fee, a competitive equestrian, an advocate for Korean victims of World War II armed service sexual slavery, and an arbitration expert from Iran.
  • They have an average of 5 1/2 several years of perform expertise.

“Commit suitable now to connecting in a significant way with each particular person you engage with in the Columbia local community, be it the school who teach you, the directors who help you, the alumni who recommend you, or the people today sitting down up coming to you, in front, and at the rear of you. At the conclusion of the working day, when all the publications are shut, tests are taken, and grades are posted, it’s the connection with these people that will be the legacy you depart and the treasure you take.”
—Julie Sculli, Assistant Dean, Place of work of Graduate Diploma Applications

Pictures From Orientation 2023

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