About Executive Education
Training students to become leaders is a hallmark of a Columbia Law School education. Our graduates advance to the highest levels, in both the private and public sectors. The Law School’s Executive Education and Non-Degree Programs are dedicated to providing professionals with the technical knowledge, management skills, and network needed to become problem solvers, top contributors, and true leaders in their fields.
Using an interactive approach, the Law School’s open enrollment and customized programs enable participants, who come from governmental organizations, law firms, and Fortune 500 companies, to share ideas with each other, while also learning from accomplished faculty and industry leaders.
Professor Edward R. Morrison
Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law
Edward R. Morrison is the Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He is an expert in bankruptcy law and law and economics, including the causes and consequences of insolvency, both consumer and corporate. Morrison’s scholarship has addressed corporate reorganization, consumer bankruptcy, the regulation of systemic market risk, and foreclosure and mortgage modification.
His research has been recognized by the bankruptcy bench and bar and has received support from the National Science Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts, among other foundations. His current work studies patterns in inter-creditor agreements; the surprising frequency of Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings among the urban poor of Chicago; market reactions to developing case law regarding the Trust Indenture Act; the extent to which unexpected health expenditures cause defaults and consumer bankruptcy filings; and the costs and benefits of the bankruptcy code’s special rules for financial contracts, such as repos. In 2012, Morrison received the John Wesley Steen Law Review Writing Prize from the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), along with Douglas Baird of the University of Chicago, for an article on the Dodd-Frank Act published in the ABI Law Review.
Morrison is co-director of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, a joint venture of the Law School and Columbia Business School. He is also an editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference. He recently served as a director of the American Law & Economics Association, as a member of the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, and as associate editor of the American Law & Economics Review.
Morrison was the Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law and Economics at the Law School from 2009 to 2012; and the Paul H. and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Chicago Law School from 2013 to 2014.
Before working in academia, Morrison clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Richard A. Posner of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Julia N. Miller
Julia Miller is the assistant dean for Executive Education and Non-Degree Programs at Columbia Law School. Her academic interests include leadership development, legal education, and adult learning.
Before joining the Law School in 2015, Miller was the director of non-credit programs in the Division of Programs in Business at New York University’s School of Professional Studies. Prior to her time in academia, she was a securities enforcement attorney for more than a decade at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in New York City. During that time, she represented prominent financial institutions and their senior executives in complex governmental and self-regulatory organization investigations, examinations, and disciplinary proceedings, including matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, state attorneys general, the Financial Regulatory Authority, the New York Stock Exchange, and the National Association of Securities Dealers.
Miller holds a B.A., with high distinction, from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.