Columbia Law School Friday Features 03.20.15

Black Law Students Association Celebrates at Annual Paul Robeson Gala

Vice President Matthew Mahoney ’16Joined by alumni, friends, and faculty, Columbia Law School’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) honored esteemed alumnus, Paul Robeson ’23, at the annual Paul Robeson Gala. BLSA presented the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award to Judge U.W. Clemon ’68, an eminent civil rights attorney and Alabama’s first black federal judge, while Della Britton Baeza ’78, head of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, delivered the keynote address. Read more about the Paul Robeson Gala.

Students in Adolescent Representation Clinic Advocate in Albany

Students in Adolescent Representation Clinic Advocate in AlbanyIn an effort to advocate for more resources to support vulnerable youth transitioning out of foster care, Professor Jane Spinak and the students in her Adolescent Representation Clinic met with lawmakers in Albany earlier this month. Professor Spinak, a renowned children’s rights advocate, created the Clinic to address the legal challenges foster children and teenagers face. Learn more.

Columbia Law School Federalist Society Honored

Columbia Law School Federalist Society HonoredAfter an incredibly successful year in which members hosted almost 40 events on campus, the Columbia Law School Federalist Society was awarded the “James Madison Chapter of the Year” at the National Student Symposium. The James Madison Award recognizes chapters that demonstrate excellence in organizing debates and speeches on a wide variety of topics, enriching the intellectual diversity of a law school’s community. Read more.

Reminder: Admitted Student Program on March 25-26

Upcoming Admitted Student ProgramsWe are incredibly excited to welcome our next group of admitted candidates to campus next week. There is still time to register, so if you are interested in attending next week’s Admitted Student Program, you may register on the Admitted Student Website.

Dates and Deadlines


  • March 25-26 – Admitted Student Program
  • April 20 – “Mondays at Columbia”