April - May 30, 2003

Full-Time Faculty

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order)

John Witt appeared alongside his 12-pound weakfish in the NY Metro section of the May 23, 2003 edition of Reel Time: An Internet Journal of Saltwater Fly Fishing. Please visit: to read more.

Richard Uviller was quoted in an article called, "Just say No," in the April 29, 2003 edition of the Financial Times (London). Prof. Uviller was also interviewed for a May 17, 2003 Associated Press wire story headlined, "Police have new buzzword: ‘person of interest'."

Eben Moglen was a featured speaker at a conference on "Open Cultures: Free Flows of Information and the Politics of the Commons." Washington Internet Daily, April 9, 2003. He was also a panelist at an observance of World Press Freedom Day, co-sponsored by the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). M2 PRESSWIRE, April 30, 2003.

Edward Lloyd was included in an article titled, "$400M toxic cleanup ordered; Chromium waste at Honeywell site." The Record (Bergen County, NJ), May 17, 2003.

Deborah Livingston was quoted in a story titled, "Policing the police: 2 systems, distinct powers Authority of auditors, review boards varies in cities across U.S." The Dallas Morning News, April 21, 2003.

James Liebman co-bylined an op-ed on death penalty reform with New York Law School's Robert Blecker. It was published in the Houston Chronicle over Memorial Day Weekend and was titled, "Let's break the impasse on death penalty." Professors Liebman and Blecker were also included in a feature article called "Unjust Executions" which appeared on on May 6, 2003. Additionally, Prof. Liebman appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" on April 24, 2003. The segment was headlined, "Plan by Florida Governor Jeb Bush to close a state office that helps death row inmates with their appeals."

Prof. Liebman and colleagues' 2000 and 2002 studies on the death penalty were also included in the following articles:

  • "Death Penalty Reforms," Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada), May 14, 2003
  • "Death row defense vies for own survival," The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, May 1, 2003
  • "Penalty Phase; Buried under a backlog of automatic appeals from Death Row, the California Supreme Court may have started to dig itself out," The Recorder, April 8, 2003
  • "Texas weighs new option in capital cases," United Press International, April 4, 2003

Samuel Issacharoff appeared on the "Nightly Business Report" on May 26, 2003 about shareholder class actions.

The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York awarded an honorary doctorate to Prof. Louis Henkin. The Jerusalem Post, May 29, 2003.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center hosted a two-day conference on May 21-22 on teaching about religion in public schools. Kent Greenawalt was the featured speaker in the panel held on May 22 called, "Religion and Science: Should Schools Teach the Controversy?" U.S. Newswire, May 15, 2003. Prof. Greenawalt also participated in a lecture at Notre Dame titled, "Religion in Public Schools: The Establishment Clause Vs. Intelligent Design," South Bend Tribune (Indiana), April 14, 2003.

Jane Ginsburg was included in an article headlined, "Copyright Officials Seem Skeptical Of; Protecting Printers," National Journal's Technology Daily, May 9, 2003. Prof. Ginsburg also moderated a debate on copyright law's impact on the First Amendment at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference. National Journal's Technology Daily, April 7, 2003.

Alejandro Garro was featured in the following articles:

  • "Ecuadorean Court to Handle Villagers vs. ChevronTexaco," Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2003
  • "'Sour Lake' suit finally gets trial -- in Ecuador; ChevronTexaco accused of Amazon dumping," The San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 2003

Richard Gardner was cited in an opinion piece headlined, "U.N. resolutions give legal case for coalition's invasion of Iraq." Pacific Daily News (Hagatna, Guam), April 23, 2003.

George Fletcher's book Romantics at War: Glory and Guilt in the Age of Terrorism was reviewed in the April Yale Law Journal. He also appeared on Fox News and in May regarding the International Criminal Courts.

Jeffrey Fagan was interviewed about a program to reform young former convicts. The program was discussed in an article headlined, "Entrepreneurship; Out of Trouble, Into Business." The New York Times, April 13, 2003.

Harold Edgar was quoted in a May 10, 2003 Knight Ridder wire story headlined, "Nature plus nurture equals destiny."

Michael Doyle, a prominent scholar of political science and international relations, will join the CLS and SIPA faculties this fall. Columbia Daily Spectator, May 28, 2003;

Michael Dorf penned an op-ed titled, "Help! Caught in an E-mail Vortex," which was published in USA Today on May 13, 2003. Additionally, Prof. Dorf continues to byline a regular column for His most recent columns addressed,"How Abortion Politics Impedes Clear Thinking on Other Issues Involving Fetuses" (May 28, 2003), "The Real Threat to Second Amendment Values Isn't the Assault Weapon Ban: It's Rumsfeld's Standing Army" (May 14, 2003), and "Does Federal Tort Reform Unduly Infringe on State Sovereignty?" (April 30, 2003).

Kimberlé Crenshaw continues to be a regular commentator on NPR's "Tavis Smiley," appearing on shows to discuss "How the courts are grappling with the constitutional question of diversity," "Why the issue of standardized testing is central to the debate about affirmative action," "Ongoing affirmative action cases in the Supreme Court," and "Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of the "Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois."

John C. Coffee Jr., continues to be a leading commentator on corporate governance and white-collar crime. He was featured in various national and international daily newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Daily News (New York), San Diego Union-Tribune, Seattle Times, Houston Chronicle, Sun Sentinel, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, The Times (London), and the National Post. Additionally he was quoted in various business and legal publications including The Economist, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Daily Deal, National Law Journal, CFO, Barron's, and Delaware Law Weekly. Prof. Coffee was also included in the following wires: Associated Press, Copley, Bloomberg Knight Ridder, Newsbytes, and American Health Line. Finally, Prof. Coffee appeared on broadcast outlets such as the BBC and CNN, and was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," "Marketplace Morning Report," and CBS's "60 Minutes" and "Marketwatch."

Seventeen New Jersey school districts are backing the Branchburg Board of Education's long-standing quest to get more than one seat on Somerville's Board of Education. Richard Briffault and attorneys with the Newark law firm of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione filed the brief on behalf of the school districts. Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ), April 11, 2003.

George Bermann was quoted in an April 21, 2003 Legal Times article titled, "Cross-Border Disputes; More claims against Latin American governments are being arbitrated."

Vivian Berger reviewed Richard Delgado's book Justice at War: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights During Times of Crisis in the May 6, 2003 New York Law Journal. Prof. Berger also penned a column titled, "Naysayers are wrong: The Virtues of Mediation" in the May 12, 2003 National Law Journal.

José Alvarez was quoted numerous times in an article about internatiobak law in the academic environment. New York Law Journal, April 18, 2003.

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Faculty On Leave

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order)

Patricia Williams spoke in a debate entitled, "The Past, Present and Future of Affirmative Action," as part of the W.E.B. Du Bois symposium at the UW-Madison's Center for the Humanities. Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI), April 12, 2003. Prof. Williams also continues to pen her "Diary of a Mad Law Professor"column. Her most recent columns were, "Forgetting to Laugh" (June 9, 2003), "The Disquieted American" (May 26, 2003), "New America" (May 12, 2003), and "Taking the Cake" (April 28, 2003).


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Deans and Directors

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order)

Ellen Wayne penned a column titled, "What Can You Do For Us? Interviews are different the second time around. Be prepared." Legal Times, April 7, 2003.


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Adjunct Faculty, Centers and Events

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order)

The Center for Public Interest's tenth anniversary gala was featured in the New York Law Journal's "Back Page" section on April 4, 2003. The article, titled "Public Interest Law Center Has Birthday," included quotes from Ellen Chapnick and a past student, mentioned the Center's accomplishments, and the contributions of Lance Liebman and others.

Richard Winfield of New York, a retired Clifford Chance partner who teaches media law at Columbia Law School, was featured in an article titled, "Golf not an option for this group of retired attorneys." The Recorder, April 17, 2003; New York Law Journal, April 8, 2003.

Catherine Sharkey was interviewed for an April 8, 2003 Daily News (New York) article headlined, " Big Bucks Awards Curbed; Supreme Court caps punitive damages."

Elliot Schrage, former senior vice-president of global affairs at Gap, who teaches at Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School, was quoted in the following articles:

  • "South Africa; Global Companies Being Measured On Their Social Record," Africa News, April 14, 2003
  • "Global companies being measured on their social record," Business Day (South Africa), April 14, 2003
  • "Supreme Court considers Nike's right to free speech," Scripps Howard News Service, April 18, 2003

Michael Rebell, an adjunct professor and executive director and counsel to the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, was featured in an article headlined, "Life in the Law: Shaping Education Reform Through Public Advocacy." New York Law Journal, May 22, 2003.

Lecturer Scott Horton was quoted in the following articles:

  • "Oil scandal hits Kazakhstan; American, firms subject of U.S. investigation," The Washington Times, May 17, 2003
  • "Investigation into cash flow in exchange for oil," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 7, 2003
  • "Bribery Scandal Old Hat in Almaty," The Moscow Times, May 2, 2003

Anne Bayefsky was referenced in an article called, "How can U.N. delegates not agree on what terrorism is?" Ventura County Star (California), May 5, 2003; Cox News Service, May 2, 2003.

CLS was included in an article titled, "Law School Applications Soar Nationally; Economy driving factor in spike, according to school officials." Western Massachusetts Law Tribune, August 2003.

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