The Global Alliance Programs, created in partnership with four of the world’s preeminent law schools, are unique to Columbia Law School. These English-language programs are grounded on thematically focused programs of study in either international criminal law, law and finance, or global business law and governance.
These specialized curricula, periodically revised by Columbia Law School faculty and its partner schools, are followed by students who have been admitted into the Global Alliance Programs from those same schools. The result is an intellectually and culturally integrated experience, offering a deeper understanding of a particular field as well as the basis for a global professional network.
Global Alliance Programs are in Amsterdam, Paris, and Oxford.
Global Business Law and Governance—Paris I and Sciences Po:
- Students study at Columbia during the fall of their 2L or 3L year and go abroad in the spring.
- In Paris, students study at both the University of Paris I and Sciences Po.
LL.M. in International Criminal Law—University of Amsterdam:
- LL.M. in international criminal law.
- Students study in Amsterdam during the fall of their 2L or 3L year, returning to CLS in the spring.
- Also listed under the International Joint Degrees programs heading.
Law and Finance—University of Oxford
- This program is for 3Ls only. Students apply during their 1L or 2L year.
- Students attend Master in Law and Finance program courses, taught jointly with the Saïd Business School at Oxford.