Columbia's Business Law Academy accepting applications

Columbia Law School is inviting applications to its U.S. Business Law Academy, which is held this summer. The program, designed for foreign-trained law students but open to practitioners as well, offers an educational and cultural experience with select topics in U.S. legal institutions and business law taught by scholars from Columbia and other world-renowned faculties.

The Academy offers an accessible introduction to the Socratic Method, one of the foundations of U.S. legal education, and presentations about LL.M. programs and strategies used by U.S. law graduates to find jobs. The program also includes practice-oriented lectures by attorneys; networking events with fellow participants; and visits to professional and cultural sites in New York. 

See below for application and event details: 



"Introduction to U.S. Legal Institutions"
"Introduction to Mediation"
"U.S. Financial Law in an International Perspective"
"U.S. Corporate Law in an International Perspective"

Lunchtime practitioner presentations:
"The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act"
"Commercial & Investment Arbitration"


Three weeks, from Sunday, July 14 through Friday, August 2, 2019


Columbia University, New York City


Foreign-trained law students and practitioners from around the world


$7,500 for tuition and housing (discounts for early applications and groups)
$5,250 for tuition only


Office of International Programs at


Further details are available on the program information page

Program Calendar