Under the aegis of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, Columbia University’s Business and Law Schools benefit from an unprecedented opportunity to jointly lead discourse on issues at the crossroads of their respective disciplines. The Business School is a powerful generator of ideas on economics, business, and public policy, and the Law School plays a leading role in the analysis and improvement of law, legal institutions, and public policy in a global society. The Business and Law Schools complement each other with their strengths, providing a robust foundation for collaborative research and for articulating ideas at the level of policy and regulation.

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Columbia Business School, established in 1916, is at the forefront of management education. Its innovative curriculum bridges academic theory and practice, equipping students with an entrepreneurial mindset to recognize and capture opportunity in a competitive business arena. Beyond academic rigor and teaching excellence, the Business School offers programs that are designed to give students practical experience, preparing them for leadership in real-world environments.

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Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, joins its traditional strengths in business law, international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, sexuality and gender, criminal, national security, and environmental law.