Columbia offers a general LL.M. degree, giving students much freedom to select their courses from the Law School’s incredibly rich curriculum. The key to a satisfying LL.M. experience is student choice—and we help our students design a program of study to meet their academic and professional goals.
For those who desire a career in law teaching, Columbia’s J.S.D. Program provides opportunity for distinguished scholarship through advanced seminars and colloquia, facilities for independent research, and the advice and guidance of members of the Faculty of Law.
In evaluating applications for admission to our Graduate Legal Studies programs, we strive to select a student body of diverse backgrounds and interests, with a shared, discernible commitment to excellence.