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June - July 18, 2003

Full-Time Faculty

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order)
  • James Liebman and colleagues' study on the death penalty continues to be cited in various articles, including an op-ed in the July 2, 2003 Boston Globe titled, "Bush's 'blind' justice in Texas executions," and in an article in the July 12, 2003 issue of the Pensacola News Journal (Pensacola, FL) headlined, "Are innocent people on death row in Florida?" Prof. Liebman also appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition," on July 8, 2003 to discuss, "Fewer death sentences handed down despite attorney general's aggressive pursuit of death penalty." He was also interviewed for an Associated Press wire story, which resulted in a July 6, 2003 story headlined, "25 inmates exonerated from Florida Death Row," and a July 4, 2003 story headlined, "Doubts surround Florida's use of the death penalty."
  • Samuel Issacharoff was featured in the following outlets:
    1. "Some Backers of Racial Preference Take Diversity Rationale Further," The Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2003
    2. "The Nation; At High Court, How They Rule Is a Matter of Opinion," Los Angeles Times, June 25, 2003
    3. "Colleges could give race even more weight; Ruling creates 'honor system' that allows some manipulation, possibility of cheating," The Detroit News, June 29, 2003
    4. "Judge approves H&R Block settlement," The Houston Chronicle, June 25, 2003
    5. "Supreme Court rules Congress can ban direct contributions by advocacy groups to political campaigns," Minnesota Public Radio's "Marketplace," June 16, 2003
    6. "Affirmative Action Reaffirmed; Decisions: Supreme Court Upholds Use of Race as a Factor, But within Limits; the Supreme Court's Rulings on Two Policies Uphold the Court's 25-YEAR-OLD Precedent on Affirmative Action," Hartford Courant (Connecticut), June 24, 2003
  • Elaine R. Jones, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, was featured in an article headlined, "Brown + 50: The Fight Goes On; Elaine Jones's Latter-Day Battle." Professor Jack Greenberg '48 reflected on his first meeting with Jones (when he headed the LDF). He hired her shortly thereafter. The Washington Post, June 23, 2003.
  • Jeffrey Fagan was quoted in an article headlined, "For Bloomberg, The Crime Rate Keeps Falling." The New York Times, June 10, 2003.
  • Harold Edgar was quoted in an article titled, "Behavior May Leave a Mark on Genes; A father is on death row. His son is accused of an eerily similar crime. Scientists are exploring the biochemistry behind violent actions." Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2003.
  • Michael Dorf was quoted regarding various Supreme Court rulings and other constitutional legal issues in the following outlets:
    1. "Court's opinion on gay rights reflects trends; Recent ruling on sodomy laws is one more sign of acceptance by U.S. society," USA Today, July 18, 2003
    2. "'Nonissue' at City Campuses," Newsday (New York), June 24, 2003
    3. "Leading Constitutional Scholars Discuss Ramifications if Rumors of U.S. Supreme Court Retirements Prove True," PR Newswire, June 30, 2003
    4. "‘Fetal Rights' Renews Old Fued; Some Worry That the Fight Over a Guardian for a Fetus will Erode Abortion Rights," Orlando Sentinel (Florida), June 9, 2003
  • Additionally, Prof. Dorf continues to pen his columns for Findlaw.com. His most recent columns explored, "The Unanimous Supreme Court Decision in The Iowa Gambling Case: When Is a Difference Also an Inequality? (June 11, 2003)," "The Supreme Court's Divided Rulings in the University of Michigan Affirmative Action Cases: What Does it All Mean? (June 25, 2003)," and "A TV Appearance by Two Supreme Court Justices Indicates How Much the Court Continues to Value Image Control (July 9, 2003)." His June 25, 2003 column also appeared on www.cnn.com.
  • Kimberlé Crenshaw was featured on the June 27, 2003 edition of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" commenting on the just-completed term of the U.S. Supreme Court. She also continues to be a regular commentator on NPR's "Tavis Smiley Show," and appeared on the show several times to discuss topics ranging from affirmative action to jury selection.
  • John Coffee continues to be a resource for top tier media outlets on subjects ranging from white-collar crime to securities law. He was quoted or included in the following dailies: The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Daily News, Newsday (New York), New York Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania), Orlando Sentinel (Florida), The International Herald Tribune, Financial Times (London), The Baltimore Sun, and The New York Sun. He was also quoted in wires and news magazines such as Reuters, Associated Press, and Business Week.
  • Additionally, he appeared on the following national and international television news programs/outlets: ABC's "Good Morning America," and "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings"; NBC's "Nightly News "; CNBC's "The News with Brian Williams"; MSNBC's "News Live"; CNN's "Live Today", "Daybreak," "Breaking News," "Live from the Headlines," "Wolf Blitzer Reports," and "Newsnight with Aaron Brown"; CNNfn's "Market Call"; Fox News Channel's "Your World With Neil Cavuto"; PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"; and "The Nightly Business Report"; Bloomberg TV's "Bloomberg News"; and Channel NewsAsia's "Corporate News." Additionally, Prof. Coffee appeared on news programs on various local affiliates including, "WNBC-TV's "Today in New York," WVIT-TV's "Connecticut News," KMGH-TV's "7 News At 11," WCPO-TV's "Cincinnati's News," WCTX-TV's "News Channel 8 At 10," WCVB-TV's "Newscenter 5 Midday" WEWS-TV's "Newschannel 5: Live On Five," WFTV-TV's "Eyewitness News At p.m.," WKBW-TV's "Eyewitness News," WLMT-TV "UPN 30 News At 9," WLS-TV's "ABC 7 News," WMAR-TV's "ABC2 News at 5,"WPLG-TV's "Eyewitness News Midday," "WPLG-TV's "Eyewitness News," WPTY-TV's "Live At Five," WTNH-TV's "News Channel 8," WXYZ-TV's "Action News At 5," WXYZ-TV ‘s "Action News At 7," WFLD-TV's "Fox News at Five," WKRN-TV's "News 2 At 10," WTTG-TV's "Fox5 Morning News," KCAL-TV's "KCAL 9 News At PM," KPIX-TV's "Channel 5 Eyewitness News," and KUSI-TV's "KUSI News At Six" and "KUSI News at 10."

    Prof. Coffee also appeared on radio programs, including ABC News Radio's "News on the Hour," Minnesota Public Radio's "Marketplace," WBBR-AM's "Morning Drive," and "Afternoon Drive," and WOR-AM's "The WOR Morning Show."
  • José Alvarez was quoted about affirmative action in an article headlined, "'Nonissue' at City Campuses." Newsday (New York), June 24, 2003.
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Faculty On Leave


  • Patricia Williams' regular "Diary of a Mad Law Professor" columns for The Nation continue to explore a range of issues. Recent columns included: "First Chronicles" (July 7, 2003); "The New Mobility" (June 23, 2003); "Letters "(June 23, 2003); "Forgetting to Laugh", (June 9, 2003). Additionally, Prof. Williams participated in a symposium from June 19 to 20, hosted by the Library of Congress, titled "Resourceful Women: Researching and Interpreting American Women's History." FNS DAYBOOK, June 19, 2003; The Washington Daybook, June 19, 2003.
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Deans and Directors


  • Shannon Salinas was interviewed for, and quoted in, an article in the New York Law Journal (June 27, 2003) headlined, "The Back Page: Despite '93 Report, Substance Abuse Persists at Law Schools."
  • Findings from a "brilliant" report on "Copyright in Digital Archiving" by June M. Besek were expounded upon in an article headlined, "Intellectual Property: Copyright Problems of a Digital Archive." New York Law Journal, June 18, 2003.
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Adjunct Faculty, Centers and Events


  • Alejandro Garro was interviewed for an article headlined, "Silicon Jack." Latin Trade, July, 2003.
  • Adjunct professor Lewis Kaster was quoted in an article titled, "Some Firms See Rich Future In Trusts & Estates." New York Law Journal, June 9, 2003.
  • The Center on Corporate Governance's first event was mentioned in AP Daybook, Ascribe, and the New York Law Journal.
  • The Columbia Law School survey conducted in 2002 to test American's knowledge of the constitution was cited in a wire story headlined, "Busy Fourth on highways ... pricey tobacco ... more." Scripps Howard News Service, June 27, 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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