Membership is open to all Columbia Law School students and faculty.

Why Become a DeVinimus Member?

DeVinimus hosts four or five major events at the law school each semester. Members are invited to all of these tastings, which are covered by a one-time payment of dues.

DeVinimus finds knowledgeable winemakers, winery owners, and other presenters to guide students through an educational tasting experience covering a variety of wines from different geographical areas, grape varieties, and styles. Because Columbia law students as a demographic are likely to be future wine consumers, many producers and distributors are interested in educating us about their brands and wine generally. As a result, most of our wines are donated.

To secure a seat at a tasting, members must still RSVP via an online form accessible through the email inviting them to the tasting. Some events fill quickly, but members who make a reasonable effort to RSVP promptly usually find no difficulty securing seats at the tastings of their choice.

We do allow non-members to RSVP for events and attend if space is available, so long as they pay a Guest Fee of $30. Membership dues represent a far better value per tasting, and members receive priority when seeking to secure a seat at our most popular events, which have a limited capacity.

How To Join

Joining requires two simple steps: first, send us an email at stating that you’d like to join; second, submit your dues.

How To Submit Your Dues:

Annual dues for the 2018-2019 school year are $110.

If you do not receive a membership confirmation email from us within two weeks of paying your dues, please send us an email.

Attendance Policy

Because we have a large membership and our events are in high demand, DeVinimus has a zero tolerance policy for no-shows at events. Our goal is to include as many members as possible; no-shows only take spaces away from interested members.

Members who do not show up on time to events for which they have RSVP’d will be ineligible to attend the next two DeVinimus events. Students who discover a conflict after having RSVP’d for an event must notify DeVinimus by email ( at least 24 hours before the start of the event. This is necessary to ensure that all of our spots are filled and that no one is needlessly excluded from attending an event, and no wine is wasted. Attendance is taken at the door.


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