February 14 - April 2, 2003

Full-Time Faculty

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order)

H. Richard Uviller was quoted in the following articles:

  • "Man Who Killed Abortion Provider Asks for a Trial by Judge, Not Jury," The New York Times, March 12, 2003
  • "One Prosecutor Is Praised, Another Criticized in Priest Abuse Cases," The New York Times, February 15, 2003

Additionally, Prof. Uviller's new book with William Merkel was reviewed in the April 1, 2003 edition of Library Journal Reviews.

Eben Moglen was mentioned in an article headlined, "IMB Sued for $1B in Dispute Over Linux," which appeared in The Boston Globe on March 8, 2003. He was also featured in an article headlined, "Moglen: Banks and Free Software a Perfect Fit," which appeared in American Banker on April 1, 2003.

James Liebman was quoted in an article headlined "State Death Penalty Defended; Prosecutors say the system is fair and no moratorium is needed. Report draws criticism." Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2003.

Samuel Issacharoff was interviewed about affirmative action in an article titled, "Diversity or Racism?; High Court Will Hear University of Michigan Bias Case." Hartford Courant, March 30, 2003.

Louis Henkin's lecture on "The Rule of Law and Human Rights and Terrorism" during the Law Day luncheon hosted by the Oklahoma City University School of Law and the Oklahoma County Bar Association was included in the March 13, 2003 issue of The Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK). Additionally, the Symposium on the "United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: The First Ten Years of the Office, and the Next" was included in an article in the March 7th issue of The Record.

Jack Greenberg was quoted about affirmative action in an article headlined, "Supreme Court flooded with filings on affirmative action case," which appeared in The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA.), February 20, 2003; The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) February 20, 2003; The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT), February 20, 2003; Newsday (New York, NY); February 20, 2003; The Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News (Stuart, FL); February 20, 2003; Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA), February 20, 2003; and the New York Law Journal, February 13, 2003.

For insight into copyright's future, Evan P. Schultz of Legal Times' IP chatted via e-mail with Jane Ginsburg. The transcript of this interview was titled, "Confessions of a Copyright Optimist," and was featured in the March 24, 2003 edition Legal Times. Additionally, Prof. Ginsburg was interviewed by CNN for a segment about intellectual property (transcript N/A).

Richard N. Gardner was included in the following news stories:

  • "Bitter Security Council debates are nothing new, but swift crash of the U.S.-European alliance astonishes observers," Associated Press, March 16, 2003
  • "Law Experts Debate Legality of America's War," Newsday (New York, NY), March 20, 2003
  • "Threats and responses: United Nations; Annan Says U.S. Will Violate Charter if It Acts Without Approval," The New York Times, March 11, 2003
  • "Threat of war: Elation and fear in make-or-break UN crisis: Martin Woollacott on the diplomatic drama that threatens the global organisations future," The Guardian (London), March 14, 2003

Michael C. Dorf was featured in the following news outlets:

  • "Scholars hardly in accord on Bush's legal justification," Knight Ridder Tribune Business Wire, March 20, 2003; Chicago Tribune, March 20, 2003; Charleston Gazette, March 23, 2003
  • "Senate approves ban on 'partial-birth' abortion," The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, March 14, 2003
  • "Senate Passes Ban on Late-term Abortion Procedure," Cox News Service, March 13, 2003
  • "Prof., Lawyer Debate Affirmative Action," Columbia Daily Spectator, March 7, 2003
  • "Tough Call: Does Bush Need A Formal Declaration of War From Congress?" CNNfn's "Market Call," February 24, 2003

He was also interviewed by Associated Press about the new museum called the National Constitution Center slated to open this July. The Associated Press wire story was picked up by numerous newspapers, including, The Seattle Times, Tulsa World, San Diego Union-Tribune and Deseret News.

Additionally, Prof. Dorf's most recent columns for were titled, "Guiding Principles for the Loyal Opposition: Anti-War But Not Anti-U.S" (April 2, 2003), "Is the War on Iraq Lawful?"(March 19, 2003), "The Supreme Court Rejects Racketeering Liability for Anti-Abortion Protesters, But Fails to Admit How Close the Question Actually Was" (March 05, 2003), and, "The Misguided Quest for Geographic Uniformity in Capital Punishment: Why It Conflicts With Constitutional Jury Trial Rights" (February 19, 2003).

Lori Damrosch was quoted in an article headlined, "Appeals Court Weighs Bush's War Powers; Act of Congress Needed for Iraq Invasion, Suit Says." The Washington Post, March 12, 2003.

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw continues to appear on NPR's "Tavis Smiley" as a regular commentator. Additionally, the affirmative action events held on March 27 and 28 and spearheaded by Prof. Crenshaw, SJI, and the AAPF, were included in Ascribe Newswire.

John Coffee was quoted in various news outlets including top daily newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal (National, European and Asian editions), USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Newsday (New York, NY), Times-Union, The Houston Chronicle, Tulsa World, Star-Ledger, Bristol Evening Post, Financial Times, The Times (London), National Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Globe and Mail, and The Star (Malaysia). Prof. Coffee also appeared in news wires such as Associated Press, Dow Jones, and Knight Ridder, and in business and legal publications, such as Business Week and the National Law Journal. Finally, he also appeared on PBS' "Nightly Business Report, CBS' "Marketwatch," NPR's "All Things Considered," BBC, and Minnesota Public Radio's "Marketplace."

Richard Briffault penned an opinion piece titled, "The right and the law: A fickle federalism," which appeared in American Prospect on March 1, 2003.

George Bermann was featured in the following outlets:

  • "Legal Business Tangles in Latin America," National Law Journal, March 26, 2003
  • CNN's "Lou Dobbs Moneyline," March 7, 2003

Vivian Berger bylined a commentary on sodomy law titled, "Consenting Adults" for the National Law Journal. It was also published in the Broward Daily Business Review, February 24, 2003; Miami Daily Business Review, February 24, 2003; and the Palm Beach Daily Business Review, February 24, 2003.

José Alvarez was featured in an article titled, "White House doctrine on Iraq - New kind of threat?" The article appeared in The Recorder (March 27, 2003), National Law Journal (March 24, 2003), and Legal Times (March 24, 2003).

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Faculty On Leave

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order)

Patricia Williams bylined a column titled, "One Nation, Under Suspicion, Loses Liberty and Justice for All," which appeared in The Times Higher Education Supplement on February 28, 2003. She also continues to pen her "Dairy of a Mad Law Professor" column for The Nation. Her most recent columns included, "Codes of Etiquette" (April 14, 2003), "Snow Falling on Ashes" (March 31, 2003), "Loose Lips and Other Slips" (March 17, 2003), and "Code Orange"(March 3, 2003).

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Deans and Directors

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order)

Career Services Dean Ellen Wayne penned a feature column titled, "You're Not a First-Year Anymore..." which was picked up by various American Lawyer Media publications, including, The New York Law Journal and the Recorder (February 26, 2003).

Kent McKeever was interviewed at length in a feature piece titled, "How to Get Behind the Reference Desk; Academic Directors Share What They Look for in Reference Librarians." AALL Spectrum, February 2003.

June Besek, Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts, was quoted in the following articles:

  • "LC To Preserve Digital Content; $20 million released to build infrastructure for a variety of material." Library Journal, March 15, 2003
  • "Digital Archive Gets Green Light From Hill But Yellow From Legal Adviser." Washington Internet Daily, February 18, 2003
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Adjunct Faculty, Centers and Events

James E. Tierney
was quoted in an article headlined, "Attorneys General Crusade Against Corporate Misdeeds; States Often Sue When the Federal Government Won't." The Washington Post, February 19, 2003.

Elliot Schrage was mentioned in an article headlined, "Legal case for doing the right thing." Financial Times, March 31, 2003.

One of the three surveys commissioned by Columbia Law School in 2002 was referenced in an article titled, "In America's Appreciation of Its Past, a Foretelling of Its Future," Newhouse News Service, March 10, 2003. The survey referenced was about Americans' knowledge of the constitution.

The Media Ownership forum held at Columbia Law School in January was included in an feature article headlined, "Power Shift; As the FCC prepares to alter the media map, battle lines are drawn. Columbia Journalism Review, March/April 2003.

An event co-hosted by the Federalist Society with guest speaker Orrin Hatch was featured on the front page of the Columbia Daily Spectator on February 24, 2003.

Former Yale University President and Columbia Law School Dean, Benno Schmidt, was appointed by Gov. George Pataki as chairman of the board of trustees at the City University of New York. Newsday, April 2, 2003.

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