Professor Interaction and Mentoring at Columbia Law School

Mayra B. JoachinOne of the most valuable aspects of Columbia Law School is its faculty. Not only do CLS professors genuinely care about their students, but they also take steps to foster faculty-student relationships. As a first-year student, my Civil Procedure Professor, Susan Sturm, invited our class to her apartment so that we could interact in a more personal setting while having drinks and hors d’oeuvres …

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1L Life at CLS

Michael DiBattistaEntering law school as a 1L is a terrifying experience. Typical adjectives used to describe the first year experience are “dreadful,” “hellish,” “depressing,” and “intense.” This was my impression as a 0L entering law school. Halfway through my second semester of 1L, I’m happy to report …

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The 1L Curriculum

Devon KleinLegal Methods and Moot Court are sort of that mystery part of 1L year that never grabs as much attention as the other initial classes. However, in real practice, these are some of the most important skills you can learn for your career. Legal Methods is in the fall, and the majority of the class takes place prior to the beginning …

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Legal Methods at CLS

Jeffrey ThenThe time prior to the beginning of 1L was an exciting time. By that, I mean a time when people consistently asked me the question, “are you excited to start law school?” People would then ask me when school officially started. I would tell them that school started midway through August …

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Student Life At Columbia

Ashley LhérissonThe best part about student life at Columbia is that almost everything is completely student-run, which just goes to show just how committed the student body is to building community. There are always great events going on and awesome things to get involved with …

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Environmental Law

Alan RuizStudying environmental law at Columbia Law School is a rewarding, multifaceted experience. A diverse array of options is available at Columbia to students, whether they are slightly curious or avidly tree-hugging. For starters, our faculty boasts …

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Why I chose Columbia

Thomas WhiteFor me, choosing Columbia centered around two reasons: the people and the city. It wasn’t the world-class professors, the influential journals, the centers doing research at the top of the legal field, the study abroad opportunities, or even the prestige of the Columbia name …

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