KOLEINU: CLS for Israel was founded to foster a community of students with an interest in Israel, the Middle East, and the practice of law in Israel to come together and share ideas, exchange information, and learn from each others’ experiences.

KOLEINU aims to promote education about Israeli law and society, and an open and respectful dialogue amongst the Columbia Law School (CLS) student body about issues affecting Israel and the region.

To that end, KOLEINU hosts educational, professional, and social and cultural events at the law school, including speakers and guests of all ideologies within the enormous Israeli spectrum.

KOLEINU also plans and executes several long-term initiatives to encourage our students to work in or with Israel, support our Israeli student population at CLS, and otherwise counter the negative influence of anti-Israel groups in our community.

Alongside the Center for Israeli Legal Studies at CLS, KOLEINU helps to bring major Israeli speakers to the law school, where there is a respectful environment to hear, question and discuss a wide range of topics with movers and shakers from Israel.

KOLEINU: CLS for Israel is an inclusive group and we are eager to build a diverse membership. We look forward to your involvement! If you are a CLS student or alumnus and you would like to join in our efforts, please join us through our group’s pages on Facebook (to hear about our events) or LinkedIn (to join our professional network), or simply contact us and get involved!