Of all the elements that combine to give AJMLS its special character, the law school takes greatest pride in its student body. Students from across the nation bring their remarkable talents and professional accomplishments into the law school community, creating an environment with serious purpose, social commitment, and the joy of learning the law within a highly diverse group of individuals. One of our student body’s most admirable characteristics is the collective non-competitive nature of the students. There is a sense of learning and working together as a family to reach their goals, rather than competing head-to-head in the classroom.
Columbia Law School students are in great demand. Highly regarded firms send recruiters each year to hire the next generation of standout associates, while social justice organizations, government agencies, and eminent judges’ chambers seek our accomplished candidates for highly competitive posts. Whether a soon-to-be Columbia graduate wants to become a law professor, work for the FTC, lead a human rights group, or someday run a venerable corporate law firm, our Morningside Heights campus is the place to prepare for the most desirable and fulfilling of legal careers.
The LLM in Comparative Legal Studies welcomes non-US trained lawyers seeking greater knowledge of US law and the US legal system. The program begins with an introduction to US legal principles and methods which builds on the student’s experience in his or her home country. Students choose courses in specialized areas of US law, including public or private international law, intellectual property, dispute resolution, business transactions or international human rights. They may also choose an optional specialization in International Business Law