EWOC is one of the most active student organizations at Columbia Law School. We support members in their development as full participants in academic, professional, and personal communities, and strive to ensure that the greater Columbia Law School community is an environment where all members feel valued, respected, and empowered. Each year, EWOC hosts a number of programs and dozens of events toward these aims.
For new students, EWOC offers programming that includes, but is not limited to:
- A formal mentorship program between 1Ls and upperclass students.
- Lunchtime events on various legal practice areas.
- Panels on studying and test preparation.
- Access to study guides and outlines.
EWOC also hosts a welcome event, a Gala dinner, and an alumni reception to build community ties between membership and the Law School community.
ACADEMICS AT COLUMBIA
Columbia offers a wide variety of classes on nearly every subject of interest in the legal field. We invite you to explore the classes available to students at the Course Offerings website.
In addition to the wide variety of classes at Columbia, our classes are taught by some of the most renown legal scholars in the country and world. Some of our most prominent women of color professors include:
- Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, an innovator in critical race studies.
- Elora Mukherjee, a leading advocate in immigrants' rights and the professor of the Immigrant's Rights Clinic.
- Olatunde Johnson, a former Supreme Court clerk with an extensive public interest background.
We invite you to explore more about Columbia's professors and faculty by visiting the Faculty & Scholarship website.
Columbia Law School, through Student Services, also provides superior services for student well-being, mental health, housing, academic advising, and more. The Office of Career Services (OCS) offers extensive resources to aid you in your career goals in the private sector. Similarly, Social Justice Initiatives (SJI) prepares students by lending support and providing resources to aid those interested in pursuing a career in public interest, international human rights, public service/government, and legal volunteer work. The Office of Judicial Clerkships (OJC) helps students and alumni maximize their Columbia education through post-graduate judicial clerkships and assists the American judiciary in its search for clerkship talent. The Development and Alumni Relations department works extensively to integrate alumni into an institutionalized part of your experience at Columbia Law School. Your health, well-being, and development during your time at Columbia is a priority, and there is an abundance of resources to ensure you accomplish your goals.