Pre-Graduation Requirements and Handbook
In order to place your cap and gown order, you must first pick up your Graduation Handbook. If you have not yet picked up your print version, please do so at the Student Services desk.
Academic requirements for graduation can be found on the Columbia Law School Registration Services website. A Graduation Requirements Worksheet can be found under Course Selection on the Student Services website. If you are concerned regarding your academic status please contact Registration Services as soon as possible.
Please update your LawNet profile to include name pronunciation by March 7. This is a two part process - first enter the phonetic pronunciation, and then upload a sound wav of your recorded name. It is important to us that your name be pronounced correctly at graduation. Even if you think that your name is a simple one, please update your profile to include your phonetic and audio-recorded pronunciation. If you think that your name is particularly difficult to pronounce, please see Dean Greenberg-Kobrin if you are a J.D. graduate or Dean Polo if you are an LL.M. or J.S.D. graduate.
Pronunciation Sound File Upload Help
When recording your name, be sure to have the microphone close to your mouth. Speak slowly and clearly, and enunciate.
Plug the microphone and headset into the computer by matching the headphone and mic jacks in the front of the computer.
Log into LawNet with CLS network login credentials.
Click "My Services" and then underneath CLS click "User Profile."
Click "Add" for Phonetic Pronunciation and type in the phonetic pronunciation name and click the "Save" button.
Click "Add" for Recorded Pronunciation and click the red button to start recording.
Click the "Stop" button when finishing and click "Save" button to save your recording.
You can play the recorded name pronunciation and delete it and then re-do it as instructed above until you feel satisfied with your recording.
Troubleshooting NOTE: If you are having trouble with the audio upload on your laptop, please visit the 2nd floor computer lab in Jerome Greene Hall. There you can borrow a headset from the Lab Consultant with your CU ID card and use any of the 2nd floor lab computers to record and upload the pronunciation sound file. Please visit the IT help desk at JGH 731 or the Student Services desk at WJW 5th floor during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) with further issues.