Columbia University - Columbia Law School (CLS)

  • Address: 435 West 116 Street, New York, NY 10027 New York 10027
  • Contact: Mark Barenberg
  • Email: gls@law.columbia.edu ; Admissions@law.columbia.edu ; webadmin@law.columbia.edu
  • Summary: In recent years there have been fears that it has been losing out to downtown rival NYU, with which it is sometimes tied in the US News rankings (in the most recent ranking, CLS placed a solid 4th, though, with NYU trailing in 6th). The departure of notable professors such as Jeremy Waldron has been seen as an indication of its relative decline. Some say the deanship ofDavid Schizer may have instigated divisiveness within the faculty; others claim departing professors are simply upset the school places an emphasis on teaching.