Event Planning

All events taking place at, or under the auspices of, Columbia Law School can require substantial logistical considerations. A number of services are available to you to help streamline the process.


Please review HOSTING EVENTS AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL for guidelines and required event planning procedures

Please contact these service providers once approval for your event date, space, and budget have been provided:

For HIGH PROFILE EVENTS, please speak with Michael Patullo, Chief of Staff, to obtain assistance from the Event Planning Staff.

For STUDENT EVENTS, please contact Student Services. The Student Services Office liaises with students on a regular basis, and is responsible for the student event calendar.  Student Event Calendar:

For ROOM RESERVATIONS, please consult the Student Organization Handbook or visit ROOM REQUESTS.

For EVENT SET-UP and CLEANING SERVICES, please contact Building Services at

For AV / IT SERVICES, including microphones, Power Point set-up, live web casting, and video recording, please contact Information Technology at 212-854-2400 or



  • Please post your event  to Columbia Law School's ONLINE CALENDAR. A daily announcement and a weekly digest of Law School events will be pulled from the calendar for promotion to the Law School community.
    • To post a faculty workshop, conference, or symposium to the online calendar, please contact the Dean's Office.

    • To post a student event to the online calendar, please complete and submit the EVENT SUBMISSION FORM.

  • For events open to the public, and possibly even the press, please notify the Public Affairs office at least six weeks in advance whenever possible:

    • Organizers of public events are required to obtain the written consent of all guest panelists, speakers, moderators, participants to allow photography and audio or visual digital recording. Please print this SPEAKER CONSENT FORM on the unit's letterhead and submit signed forms to Public Affairs. If a guest does not wish to be recorded, please advise audience members that recording of any kind is not permitted.
  • For advice on producing printed promotional materials, please contact University Print Services well in advance of your required mail drop or delivery, and speak directly to Tony Neri at or 854-5143.
  • For training and assistance with event web materials, email campaigns, or other digital media, please contact at least six weeks in advance of your intended launch / distribution date.