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. 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. Please contact Laura Miller, Associate 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.

The Parker School Certificate application is now open for May 2020 graduates of Columbia Law School. The deadline is April 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Before completing the application form, please sign in to your Columbia Lionmail (Google-managed) account with your UNI . The form requires Lionmail sign-in in order to be submitted. The URL is:

Benjamin Liebman, Director: 212-854-0678;

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