The Columbia Law School Military Association

CLSMA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan social group dedicated to promoting camaraderie and networking among Columbia Law School military veterans and civilian students, to explore and develop local veteran-related volunteer and pro bono opportunities, and to stimulate thoughtful discussion about the military and its role in modern society.

CLSMA's Mission

Our mission is to promote camaraderie and networking among veterans and students, as well as to stimulate discussion and education on various aspects of military culture.


Military service is not a prerequisite for membership. In fact, many (if not most) of our members come from outside the armed services. Whether you’re interested in becoming a military lawyer, want to help out some local vets, or just want to learn something about the military and debate important issues with interesting, open-minded people, the CLSMA has something to offer.