January 7 - February 13, 2003

Full-time Faculty

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order)

Susan Sturm was quoted in a January 29, 2003 New York Times article headlined, "Some Companies Back Michigan In Affirmative Action Policy."

Jane Spinak was a senior advisor for a documentary on child welfare, which aired on PBS' "Frontline."

Eben Moglen was quoted in an article titled, "Years added to copyrights. Media companies big winners in Court ruling." Daily News (New York), January 16, 2003.

Gov. George Ryan's decision to grant clemency to all 167 inmates on Illinois' death row renewed the heated debate over the death penalty. As a result, James S. Liebman and/or his colleagues' 2000 and 2002 death penalty studies were cited in the following outlets:

  • "Madge Burton can't rest until the killer of her two daughters, granddaughter is executed," The Columbus Dispatch, February 9, 2003
  • "Florida Man Freed After 16 Years on Death Row; The state refuses to retry Rudolph Holton, citing lack of physical evidence and reliable witnesses," Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2003; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 25, 2003
  • "Move Will Intensify Debate on Executions," Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2003
  • "Rethink 'innocent' label." USA Today, January 13, 2003
  • "Death Penalty Needs Mending, Not Ending," The Augusta Chronicle, January 15, 2003; Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), January 15, 2003; Tulsa World, January 15, 2003; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 14, 2003
  • "Criminal Justice System in Crisis," New York Law Journal, January 21, 2003
  • "Governor empties Illinois death row," The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT), January 12, 2003
  • "Illinois Death Row Emptied; Citing ‘Demon of Error,'" The Washington Post, January 12, 2003
  • "Number of Inmates on Death Row Declines as Challenges to Justice System Rise," The New York Times, January 11, 2003
  • "Governor pardons death row four as last duty in office," The Times (London), January 11, 2003
  • "Proposed cut on death penalty program is wrong," The Florida Times-Union, January 26, 2003
  • "Illinois Governor George Ryan makes sweeping pardons for death row inmates," NBC News' "Saturday Today," January 11, 2003; NBC News' "Nightly News," January 10, 2003
  • "Governor Pardons All Death Row Inmates in Illinois Controversial Measure." ABC News' "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings," January 11, 2003
  • "Life or Death," "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer," January 14, 2003

Jane Ginsburg was featured in the following articles:

  • "An Exhibition That Borrows Brazenly," The New York Times, January 7, 2003
  • "Challenging copyrights by stealing in the open; 'Illegal art' exhibit brazenly samples famous music, gives away the CDs; Ideas: Intellectual Property," The Baltimore Sun, January 19, 2003
  • "Intellectual Property: The Promise And Plague Of Digital-rights; Management" National Journal's Technology Daily, January 7, 2003
  • "Artists Need to Be Active on Internet Issues, Berman Says," Washington Internet Daily, January 8, 2003

Philip Genty was quoted in an article titled, "If Mom's in jail…Should Parental Rights End? Flexibility is Advocated." The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), January 7, 2003; Charleston Gazette, January 6, 2003; The Seattle Times, January 6, 2003; Associated Press, January 6, 2003.

George Fletcher appeared on Public Radio's "The Brian Lehrer Show" on January 9, 2003 about the Iraq conflict.

Michael Dorf was quoted in a wire story called, "Roe v. Wade likely to stand, but new restrictions expected," Knight Ridder, January 23, 2003. Additionally, his most recent columns were headlined, "Why A Recent Supreme Court Copyright Ruling May Have Important Implications for Second Amendment Gun Rights As Well (February 5, 2003)"; "The Thirtieth Anniversary of Rode V. Wade: Was It Rightly Decided? Will it be Overuled? (January 22, 2003)"; and "Is Iraq in "Material Breach" of Its Obligations Under The U.N. Resolution? A Geopolitical Question, Not Simply a Legal One (January 8, 2003)."

Kimberlè Williams Crenshaw continued to appear as a regular commentator on NPR's "Tavis Smiley," on topics ranging from affirmative action to race and the Democratic party.

Jack Coffee continues to be featured in various outlets, and was quoted in the following dailies: USA Today, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT), and Financial Times (London). Additionally he appeared on "Marketplace" and "Marketwatch," and was quoted in wires such as Associated Press and Bloomberg News, and news and legal magazines such as Business Week, Barron's, and Lawyers Weekly.

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Faculty On Leave

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order)

Patricia Williams was featured in an article titled, "US grapples with its most hated word," which appeared in the February 1, 2003 edition of The Guardian (London). Additionally, Prof. Williams' most recent "Diary of a Mad Law Professor" columns for The Nation were titled, "Class Warfare (Feb. 17, 2003)" and "The Enemy Within (Feb. 3, 2003)." Finally, as part of its "Movies and Panels on American Jewish Life" series, a screening of "Strange Fruit" was shown the week of February 1, 2003 at the 92nd Street Y. Patricia Williams participated in a panel discussion following the screening along with Joel Katz, producer and director of the film, Russell Simmons, creator of "Def Poetry Jam on Broadway" and board member of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, Rabbi Marc Schneier, president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, and moderator Rabbi Gordon Tucker, Newsday (New York, NY), February 1, 2003.

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Deans and Directors

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order)

Ellen Chapnick was interviewed for a piece titled, "Justice Dept. Hiring Changes Draw Fire; Law Grads Chosen Based on Politics, Say Critics." The Washington Post, January 12, 2003.


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Adjunct Faculty, Centers, and Events

The Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts
hosted a forum on Media Ownership Rules, with four out of five of the FCC Commissioners present, including Chairman Michael Powell. The forum was covered in various newspapers, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Herald, and in trade magazines such as Variety, Communications Daily, Hollywood Reporter, Warren's Cable Regulation Monitor, Cablefax, Cable World Television Digest, and Broadcast and Cable. Additionally, it was featured on broadcast outlets such as Democracy Now, Pacifica Radio, NPR, and PBS, and appeared in a wire stories on Reuters, and AFX.

Columbia Law School awarded its annual Medal for Excellence to three alumni at the school's winter luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria. The recipients are Judith P. Vladeck '47, a founding member of Manhattan's Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard; Susan B. Lindenauer '64, counsel to the president and attorney in chief at the Legal Aid Society; and Judith R. Thoyer '65, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison who specializes in corporate law. New York Law Journal, January 24, 2003.

Adjunct professor Lewis R. Kaster was quoted in a story headlined, "Several prominent N.Y. firms move to limit liability." Broward Daily Business Review, January 14, 2003; Miami Daily Business Review, January 14, 2003; Palm Beach Daily Business Review, January 14, 2003; The Legal Intelligencer, January 10, 2003; New York Law Journal, January 9, 2003.

Alejandro Garro was quoted in an article headlined, "Banana Workers Get Day in Court." The New York Times, January 18, 2003.

According to the January 8, 2003 issue of The Recorder, "In the current economic environment, law firms continue to be wary of generating negative publicity on compensation, as top law students continue to have choices about employment opportunities. One second-year student at Columbia Law School acknowledged that her perceptions about which law firms were "best" was likely influenced by various rankings and surveys, not to mention postings on the various "Greedy Associate" Internet message boards."

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