Columbia University in the City of New York Reviews of Doctorates in Law

  • 15 Reviews
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $48,390
0% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 15 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Joanna Eileen Capones
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2016
  • Degree: Law
"PROS: - Great faculty - Diverse student population - Wide range of subjects CONS: - Poor career services support (except if you are Latin American) - Expensive"
Connie Kuang
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Very expensive, but is well worth it due to the near-guarantee of an amazing legal career."
Wei Cai
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Pros of law school: gives me the skills that will help me both professionally and personally Cons of law school: first year competition is overwhelming."
Seung Eun Kim
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2014
  • Degree: Law
"It's quite a supportive environment, much more so than you might expect from a law school. The career support staff and the faculty are also incredibly welcoming and very dedicated to making your legal and academic career a success. It's quite a bit of a workload, though, so it's definitely a very challenging and difficult program."
Seung Eun Kim
  • Reviewed: 10/16/2014
  • Degree: Law
"It is amazing to finally get into the field of study that you want to pursue as a profession and begin to be equipped and prepared. Still, the program is a lot of work, though that is only to be expected, and the tuition and living expenses can be rather overwhelming."
Dhrumit Joshi
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Very competitive program that prepares students well and provides excellent resources to get a Big Law job upon graduation"
Maya Reeves
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Morningside Heights isn't exactly the most happening area of New York; the work load is insane (but, I imagine that's the same with any law school); and the diversity could be much better, but over all, CLS is a great experience. The students are welcoming and supportive; the faculty is accessible; and the job opportunities available with a CLS degree are incomparable."
Wonil Chang
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Pros: quality of education, prestige, NYC. Cons: expensive."
Matthew Mahoney
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Lots of work but plenty of opportunities to succeed if you perform well. HUGE legal network of graduates in biglaw."
Liangshun Qian
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The pros are the following: 1. One of the best law schools in the world; 2. Great faculty, great network and potential job opportunities; 3. Located in New York city, which is very exciting to live at; The cons are the following: 1. Super expensive tuition and living cost; 2. Heavy workload."
Michael Zhang
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Columbia Law School is a top notch institution."
Haben Fecadu
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The pro is the name and the city. The school knows this. However, they dont seem to care about the experience of their students and will do the absolute minimum to keep them happy as long as their ratings stay the same. The faculty is comprised of top scholars in their respective fields, and most of them are approachable, though the ones that aren't can be difficult to deal with."
Anon .
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Well known school, great faculty, not so great administration (not horrible, just not particularly supportive). Good classmates if you avoid those who go to law school to prove how smart they are. Law school is difficult wherever you go so think about what you want the school to do for you afterward (in terms of reputation, alumni network, and actual career support). While the name certainly opens doors, expect to work hard while there and afterward to get the career you want. Very corporate focused although the public interest community is very strong and growing; the support is there if you tap into it early. Finally, in terms of law school in general, the legal field has been going through a shift in terms of job trends (as I'm sure most people know by now). If you're going to law school because you don't know what else to do or someone told you you'd make a good lawyer because you like to argue, take a year to work and figure out what you really want to do to determine if law school is really the right move for you."
Lillian Icard
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Fantastic career opportunities. And I actually really like the location in Morningside Heights. Its homey and more calm than downtown."
Sarah Turney
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2013
  • Degree: Law
"It is a very prestigious and competitive program, but I do not like the number of transfer students who were admitted this academic year."