Welcome to the Columbia Law Women’s Association (CLWA)!
CLWA is Columbia Law School’s (CLS) largest student organization run by women, for women. CLWA was established in the 1950s to empower and advance the status and equality of all women both at CLS and within the legal profession. That mission remains true today as CLWA uses its expansive platform and far-reaching networks to build a supportive environment for all women at CLS, to highlight the contributions of women lawyers to CLS, and to shine a spotlight on where current gender inequities at the law school persist.
To achieve its mission, CLWA provides members with academic support resources, professional development and mentorship opportunities, as well as fun social events. This year, CLWA has restructured its operations to create eight inaugural committees led by the CLWA E-Board and supported by general members to implement positive change within the organization and at CLS. These committees will focus on the following areas: judicial clerkships; mental health; race, inclusion, and identity; and a historical project spotlighting the pioneering women of CLS, among others.