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Columbia University
435 W. 116th St.

New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-854-2670
E-mail Admissions

Basic Information
Class Profiles
Electives and Specialties
Tuition and Fees
Admissions and Applications

BASIC INFORMATION
Accreditation: ABA, AAL S
Degrees Granted: J. D., LL.M, S.J.D.

A private institution, Columbia University School of Law was founded in 1858. The 36-acre campus is located in the Morningside Heights section of northwest Manhattan. The school of law is nearing completion of a $75 million expansion project that began in 1996. Its library contains 1.02 million hard-copy volumes and subscribes to 7,314 serial publications.

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CLASS PROFILE

2001-2002 Enrollment
Men
563
49%
Women
576
51%
Minorities
364
32%
Out of State
1,139
100%

Diversity
African American
9%
Asian American
14%
Hispanic
8%
Mixed race/ethnicity
3%

LSAT Scores
Percentile
98%
Median Score
169

Placement
Average Starting Salary
$37,500 to $200,000
Placement by Graduation
97% of class
Placement within 9 months
99% of class

Areas of Placement
Private practice 51-100 attorneys
2%
Private practice 100-500 attorneys
70%
Government
2%
Business/industry
3%
Unknown
n/a
Judicial clerkships
19%
Public interest
4%
Academic
n/a

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ELECTIVES AND SPECIALTIES

Special concentrations offered include: corporate, criminal, entertainment, environmental, international, labor, litigation, family, media, securities, constitutional, property and real estate, sports, tax, human rights, history and philosophy, health care and education law.

In addition to the media law specialization, students edit the Columbia Law Review, Columbia Jouranl of Environmental Law, Columbia Human Rights Law Review and Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. The newspaper, Columbia Law School News, is alse edited by students.

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TUITION AND FEES

*all numbers are estimated annually
Tuition
On-campus room and board
Books and Supplies
EST. TOTAL
RESIDENT
$31,596
$14,700
$915
$47,211
NONRESIDENT

$31,596

$14,700
$915
$47,211

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ADMISSIONS AND APPLICATIONS
Fall: Feb. 15
Spring: not applicable
Fee: $65

Candidates must take the LSAT and have a bachelor's degree with a 2.0 grade point average. The school does not require any specific undergraduate courses and candidates are not interviewed.

Admission decision notifications are on a rolling basis, but accepted students must submit a $250 deposit by April 1, which is applied to tuition, and a $500 deposit by June 1. The February LSAT is the latest score accepted.

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