The Parker School Recognition Requirements

The Parker School supports and encourages study of foreign and comparative law at Columbia Law School.  It awards certificates at graduation to students who have included international and comparative law in their J.D. or LL.M. studies. As of January 2018, the Parker School is headed by Professor Benjamin Liebman.

The Faculty of Law has authorized the award of a recognition of achievement in international and comparative law to students who meet the requirements set forth below. The award was first made avail­able to graduating students in May 1975. The award will be made at the time of graduation in conjunction with the award of the J.D. or LL.M degree. Applications are available in March of 2019. Please contact Laura Miller, Assistant Director of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at with any questions.

To be entitled to the award, a student must:

  1. Have earned a J.D. or LL.M degree.
  2. Complete the application by the stated deadline.
  3. Earn ten credits of academic work in the international or comparative law areas.

Benjamin Liebman, Director: 212-854-0678;

Laura Miller, Assistant Director: 212-854-0617;