Double Degree Programme:
Columbia Law School
must complete all of their first year coursework at Columbia Law School in order
to be eligible for the award of their LLB from LSE. Students may choose from a
range of courses at Columbia Law School according to its academic requirements.
In the first year at Columbia, students are required to complete part of its
mandatory first year curriculum, but are entitled to be 'waived out' of courses
whose content is essentially similar to courses taken at LSE. It is up to
Columbia Law School to decide which courses students may be waived from.
Typically, students must take courses in these first year subjects of American
law at Columbia:
Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and in some cases (i.e. where
not previously taken) Property
mandatory first year courses are subject to final approval by Columbia Law
School based on its review of the student's complete, official LSE transcripts.
also required to complete an approved theoretical or conceptual course in their
first year at Columbia in line with the requirement at LSE that Jurisprudence be
taken in the third year of the standard LLB degree. Courses within Columbia Law
School’s category “History and Philosophy of Law” will satisfy this requirement
on the condition that the selected course is worth at least 2 course credits and
is evaluated by way of a numerical grade (not: pass/fail). For a list of courses
under this category, see here:
History and Philosophy of Law Courses - CLS.
this course of study, a student will be awarded the LLB degree from LSE
(typically, in the summer after their first year at Columbia); and the Columbia
Law School JD, which will be equivalent to the standard 3-year JD for
professional entry purposes in the US. Award of the JD is in all cases dependent
on the student satisfying all graduation requirements of Columbia Law School.
Please visit the links on the right for further information.