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Spring 2005

Full-time Faculty

 
  • Patricia Williams discussed her new book, Open House, on NPR's "News with Tony Cox" on December 20, 2004. The book was also profiled in the Boston Globe ("An Authoritative Voice Still Hears the Call of Home," January 20, 2005) and reviewed in the following media outlets: "Reviews," Library Journal Reviews, January 15, 2005; "The Views from Her Place," The Washington Post, February 2, 2005; and "You Can Review a Book by Its Cover," The New York Sun, March 24, 2005.

    Prof. Williams gave a speech at the Margaret Mitchell House that was promoted in the Fulton County Daily Report (January 20, 2005) and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ("Books," January 16, 2005); another, at Loyola College, was featured in The Baltimore Sun ("Author Patricia Williams to speak at Loyola College," January 19, 2005). She attended The Atlanta Women's Foundation's annual Challenging Violence Against Women reception, as mentioned in the Fulton County Daily Report (February 17, 2005). She also appeared on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" to discuss race and social justice on February 17, 2005.

    Additionally, Prof. Williams authored the article "Court Drama Cannot do Justice to Complex case of Jackson" for The Irish Times (April 26, 2005) and continued her columns for The Nation. Recent titles include:

    • "Hell Hounds," December 27, 2004
    • "Buying In, Selling Out," January 31, 2005
    • "Shrieking Violets," February 14, 2005
    • "Power and the Word," February 28, 2005
    • "Playing by the Numbers," March 14, 2005
    • "Grim Fairy Tales," March 28, 2005
    • "Habeas Corpus," April 11, 2005
    • "Moral Postman," April 25, 2005

Her writings were cited in the editorial "What Would Martin Luther King Have Made of Condoleezza Rice?" (Newhouse News Service, January 10, 2005), which later ran under the following headlines:

    • "Is Condoleezza Rice the Person Judged by Character That MLK Dreamed of?" Religion News Service, January 14, 2005
    • "Bush Nominee is Legacy of King," The Baltimore Sun, January 16, 2005
    • "Fulfilling the Dream," Birmingham News, January 16, 2005
    • "In Rice's Rise, Many see King's Dream Refracted," Times-Picayune, January 16, 2005
    • "King's Dream Fulfilled in Rice?" The Seattle Times, January 17, 2005

  • Peter Strauss was quoted in a New York Times article, titled "Subpoenas Are Possible for Steroids Hearing" (March 5, 2005), on the baseball steroid controversy and the resulting hearing before congress.

  • Jane Spinak was featured as one of four "Human Rights Heroes" in the Winter 2005 issue of Human Rights magazine. She was also quoted about the issue of child custody in the article "With Will, There's a Way" (Newsweek, February 8, 2005) and appeared on Channel 11 (WPIX) "News at 10" to discuss child welfare policy on April 10, 2005.

  • A Legal Affairs article by William Simon about a high-profile custody battle was cited in the Connecticut Law Tribune ("No Plan to Ponder Love's Labor Lost," January 17, 2005).

  • Catherine Sharkey appeared on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" to discuss tort reform on January 6, 2005. Prof. Sharkey's study on tort reform was also featured in the The New York Times ("Go Ahead. Test a Lawyer's Ingenuity. Try to Limit Damages," March 6, 2005), the Insurance Journal ("Study Questions Whether Med-Mal Caps on Only Non-Economic Damages Reduce Total Awards," March 21, 2005) and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ("Lawyers Circumvent Tort Reform, Study Finds," March 20, 2005).

  • Dean David Schizer penned an editorial titled "Hamilton and Israel at Columbia," published in The New York Sun on March 3, 2005, in response to the controversy surrounding the Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Culture department at Columbia University.

  • Edward Morrison has been appointed to a six-member advisory panel on bankruptcy laws, earning mention in the article "Academia Hopes Major Fees Study Will Lessen Negative Publicity" (BCD News and Comment, January 11, 2005).

  • Eben Moglen was mentioned in Business Wire for a lecture he gave at The Open Source Development Labs' global consortium (January 11, 2005) and appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" to discuss the controversy over judicial appointees (April 28, 2005). Additionally, his work on open source development garnered the following coverage:

    • "Legal Battle May Redraw Embedded SW Bounds," Electronic Engineering Times, January 24, 2005
    • "Open-Source Efforts get Legal Guardians," Chattanooga Times Free Press, February 1, 2005
    • "Center Offers Open Source License Defense, Legal Services," eWeek.com, February 1, 2005
    • "OSDL Helps Fund New Open-Source Legal Center," eWeek.com, February 1, 2005
    • "Open-Source Software Group to Establish Legal Center," National Journal's Technology Daily, February 1, 2005
    • "An Effort to Help Free-Software Developers Avoid Suits," The New York Times, February 1, 2005
    • "New Law Center Founded to Assist Open Source Software Developers," PR Newswire, February 1, 2005
    • "Open Source Developers Get IP and Patent Assistance," ComputerWire and Datamonitor NewsWire, February 2, 2005
    • "Rewriting GPL No Easy Task," eWeek.com, February 2, 2005
    • "Open-Source Software gets its own Legal Defense," The International Herald Tribune, February 2, 2005
    • "Center Will Provide Legal Services for Open-Source Developers, Projects," eWeek.com, February 7, 2005
    • "New FOSS Legal Center Seeks To Limit Microsoft's Intimidation Potential," Linux Gram, February 7, 2005
    • "Free Legal Advice on Open Source Issues," Computer Weekly, February 8, 2005
    • "GPL Rewrite in Works," eWeek.com, February 14, 2005
    • "Linux Law Center," VARBusiness, March 21, 2005
    • "The ‘dotCommunist,'" The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 25, 2005
    • "Steal This Genome!" East Bay Express, March 30, 2005
    • "Into the Great Wide Open," Columbia Journalism Review, March/April 2005
    • "Big Blue Discovers New Way to Leverage Patents," Corporate Legal Times, April 2005
    • "Free the Music," Columbia Daily Spectator, April 21, 2005
    • "Free Spirits," Financial Times, April 29, 2005

  • Curtis Milhaupt '89 was featured in the January 2005 issue of the ABA Journal in an article titled "Japan is Set to Relax Foreign Partnership Rules, and Competition for Mergers Is On." Prof. Milhaupt was also the focus of a piece titled "Toward Transparency: Asking an American Expert about Corporate Governance," which appeared in Newsweek Japan on March 23, 2005.

  • Thomas Merrill was quoted on the proliferation of amicus briefs to the Supreme Court in an article titled "Bench Pressed" (The American Lawyer, March 1, 2005), which later ran under the following headlines: "Court Watch" (Legal Times, March 14, 2005), "Too Many Friends" (The Recorder, March 14, 2005), "Amicus Briefs Clogging Justices' Inboxes" (Fulton County Daily Report, April 18, 2005) and "Justices Offer Advice On Amicus Briefs" (The Legal Intelligencer, April 18, 2005). The Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg '59 was also mentioned. Additionally, Prof. Merrill appeared in the articles "Attorneys Argue Legal Footing of State AGs' Suit against Five Utilities for CO2 Emissions" (Electric Utility Week, February 28, 2005) and "Panel Clashes over States' Suit Seeking to Prompt Utilities to Reduce Carbon" (Inside Energy with Federal Lands, February 28, 2005).

  • Edward Lloyd was included in the article "Mosholu Plant Double Bogey Judge Bars Excavation Again" (Daily News, January 26, 2005). Prof. Lloyd was the keynote speaker at a Rutgers University celebration in honor of Earth Day, an event covered by The Daily Targum ("Earth Day Gets Campus Active," April 24, 2005). His speech, which highlighted the importance of student activism, cited Impact founder Maggie Williams '06 as a successful student activist.

  • James Liebman penned a letter-to-the-editor in defense of a judge who prevented the execution of a convict deemed mentally ill ("Judge Chatigny Didn't Stop Ross Execution," Hartford Courant, February 13, 2005). Prof. Liebman and his study on death penalty errors were cited in a debate on MSNBC's "Hardball" (December 17, 2004) and in the Indianapolis Star editorials "Something's Broken with out ‘Machinery of Death'" (January 16, 2005) and "No Justice for all Without Funding" (March 16, 2005).

    He was also quoted in the articles "Massachusetts Governor Urges Death Penalty" (The New York Times, April 29, 2005) and "Stay of Execution Means Supreme Court Unlikely to Hear Serial Killer's Case" (Gannett News Service, January 26, 2005); the latter ran the same day in the Norwich Bulletin under the title "High Court Unlikely to Hear Killer's Case."

  • Carol Liebman gave a talk titled "Resolving Complex Health Care Disputes" that was promoted in The Honolulu Advertiser ("Community Calendar," February 14, 2005).

  • Samuel Issacharoff has been named to The Century Foundation's Post-2004 Working Group on Election Reform, a bipartisan group of prominent election law and voting reform experts that seeks to produce policy options in order to improve the voting process (Ascribe Newswire, March 23, 2005). He was also included in the following articles:

    • "Tainted Miracle," Legal Times, December 27, 2004
    • "Bad Blood," Corporate Counsel, February 2005
    • "Senate Poised to Pass Class-Action Bill," The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2005
    • "Senate Approves Measure to Curb Big Class Actions," The New York Times, February 11, 2005
    • "A Reform's Fate Rests in Federal Courts," National Law Journal, February 14, 2005
    • "Bush Set to Sign Landmark Bill on Class Actions," The Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2005

Prof. Issacharoff analyzed the newly founded Iraqi government in an editorial titled "Democracy Isn't Built on One Election Alone" (The Washington Post, January 23, 2005), which also ran under the headline "Democracy's at Stake" (The Times Union, January 30, 2005). The article was further cited in the Gulf News ("State of the Union Speech will Hint at Bush Agenda," January 27, 2005).

In addition to an appearance with Michael Doyle on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" (January 30, 2005), Prof. Issacharoff also spoke about the elections in Iraq on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" (January 27, 2005) and about class actions on "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" (February 11, 2005).

  • Kent Greenawalt was quoted at length in The Chronicle of Higher Education about the problems people have in understanding the intersection of religion and law ("The Short List: Misunderstood Concepts; Religion," March 11, 2005).

  • Jeffrey Gordon appeared in the Business Week article titled "Shake, Rattle and Merge" (January 10, 2005).

  • Harvey Goldschmid '65, in his role as a commissioner at the Securities & Exchange Commission, was mentioned in the following articles:

    • "Will Business Get A Friend At The SEC?" Business Week, December 20, 2004
    • "Trade Groups, Firms Push to Ease Tough Federal Scrutiny," Washington Post, January 3, 2005
    • "Business Assaults the SEC," The National Journal, February 19, 2005
    • "Proxy Access Seems ‘Stale,'" CFO.com, February 9, 2005
    • "SEC Takes Step Back on Shareholder Nominees," The International Herald Tribune, February 9, 2005
    • "S.E.C. Rebuffs Investors on Board Votes," The New York Times, February 8, 2005
    • "SEC Opening: Will Dems Have a Voice?" Business Week, February 7, 2005
    • "Disclosure Case may Clarify Rule," The Seattle Times, March 27, 2005
    • "Director Voting Under Fire," The San Francisco Chronicle, March 20, 2005

He also commented on the role of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which he reviewed in the mid-1980's, in the article "Highest Offer, or Not? The Choice Is Complex" (The New York Times, March 31, 2005).

  • An article about a Supreme Court copyright case mentioned Jane Ginsburg, whose scholarship was cited in several briefs ("Supreme Court to Hear High-Tech Cases," The Legal Intelligencer, March 29, 2005).

  • Philip Genty served as faculty advisor for the latest edition of A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual, a self-help legal guide for prison inmates published by the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. The new edition was featured in a New York Law Journal article that also mentioned student editors Lisa Zeidner '05, Sarah Stewart '05 and Brooke Sealy '05 ("The Inmates' Guide To the Legal System," March 25, 2005).

  • George Fletcher spoke on international criminal law at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, an event promoted in the St. Petersburg Times (January 9, 2005) and the Tampa Tribune ("Class Notes," December 26, January 2, 2005). He was also mentioned in a New York Sun article titled "Law Professor Challenges Mideast Scholars to Debate" (February 16, 2005) and a New York Times article titled "U.S. Urges Judge to Dismiss Suit on Agent Orange Use in Vietnam" (February 28, 2005). The article was reprinted in The International Herald Tribune with the title "U.S. Wants Agent Orange Suit Dismissed" (March 1, 2005).

  • Jeffrey Fagan has been named a Soros Senior Fellow for 2005-06 to further his research on claims that capital punishment has a deterrent effect on crime. Additionally, Prof. Fagan was quoted in the following articles:

    • "Did Teacher Batter Deputy? Jury to Decide," The Miami Herald, February 9, 2005
    • "Juvenile Sentencing Law Could Seal a Fate," Chicago Tribune, March 27, 2005
    • "Revival of Death Debate," Newsday, March 23, 2005
    • "Innovative Brooklyn Court Seen as Successful Model," New York Law Journal, March 17, 2005
    • "As Specialized Courts Come of Age, Experts Extol Benefits But See Pitfalls," New York Law Journal, March 16, 2005
    • "Death Penalty Should be Abolished," The Diamondback, March 9, 2005
    • "One More Rise in the Tide Against America's Tragedy," The Houston Chronicle, March 02, 2005
    • "Schiavo Not to be Overlooked," The Observer (Notre Dame), April 8, 2005

  • Michael Doyle and Samuel Issacharoff appeared on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" to discuss the aftermath of the Iraqi elections on January 30, 2005. Prof. Doyle was also quoted in the editorial "Signal behind Bolton's Nomination to UN Post" in the Christian Science Monitor on March 9, 2005.

  • Michael Dorf penned an Op-Ed for The Boston Globe on federalism ("When (Constitutional) Opportunity Knocks," December 19, 2004) and wrote a letter-to-the editor on democracy published the same day in The New York Times ("Courting Disaster"). Prof. Dorf continues to write for Findlaw. Recent columns include:

    • "Why Zacarias Moussaoui's Guilty Plea Likely Won't Spare his Life," April 27, 2005
    • "Does a Transgendered biological Male Have the Right to Use a Women's Restroom in New York City?" April 11, 2005
    • "How the Schiavo Federal Court Case Might Have Been Won," March 26, 2005
    • "Evangelicals Debate a Broadened Agenda," March 16, 2005
    • "Thanks to a Joint Statement by Top Law Journals, Law Review Articles Will Get Shorter, but Will They Get Better?" February 28, 2005
    • "New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Response to a Same-Sex Marriage Ruling," February 14, 2005
    • "The Supreme Court Upholds Suspicionless Dog Sniffs," February 1, 2005
    • "The Use of Foreign Law in American Constitutional Interpretation," January 19, 2005
    • "The Justice Department's Change of Heart Regarding Torture," January 5, 2005
    • "Why it's Unconstitutional to Teach ‘Intelligent Design' in the Public Schools, as an Alternative to Evolution," December 22, 2004

His opinion on the legality of secession was cited in the feature "Long Live Secession!" (Salon.com, January 25, 2005) and his column on Zacarias Moussaoui was picked up by CNN.com (April 28, 2005). Prof. Dorf also appeared in the following articles:

    • "La. Voters Oppose Litmus Test for Justices," The Advocate, January 16, 2005
    • "Roe v. Wade Should be Overturned to let Citizens Decide," The Battalion, February 24, 2005
    • "Legal Experts Say Parents Are Unlikely To Prevail," The Washington Post, March 22, 2005
    • "A New Rallying Cry for Conservatives?" The Houston Chronicle, March 05, 2005
    • "No More Souters, No More Kennedys," Chattanooga Times Free Press, March 6, 2005
    • "Experts Say Law Clear-Cut Judges Said to Have Little Leeway," The Dallas Morning News, March 25, 2005
    • "Court Rejection Follows Pattern," USA Today, March 25, 2005
    • "Life after ‘Schiavo,'" National Law Journal, March 28, 2005
    • "Finger-Pointing Begins Now that Cause is Lost," Herald News, March 31, 2005
    • "Schiavo: Peace be With You," The Hotline, March 31, 2005
    • "Conservative Judge Blasts Bush, Congress for Role in Schiavo Case," Knight Ridder, March 31, 2005
    • "Finger-pointing begins over failure to prolong Schiavo's life," Knight Ridder, March 31, 2005

      Additionally, as a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Prof. Dorf spoke about the Justice's role in recent Supreme Court decisions in an article titled "A Lost Chance to Be the Chief" (Legal Times, March 7, 2005). The article was reprinted in the following outlets:

    • "To Conservatives, Justice Kennedy is the Worst of Turncoats," The Recorder, March 7, 2005
    • "Left Turns Might Cost Kennedy the Chief Spot," Fulton County Daily Report, March 8, 2005
    • "Ruinous Ruling," Miami Daily Business Review, March 8, 2005
    • "Kennedy May Have Hurt Chief Justice Chances," The Legal Intelligencer, March 9, 2005

  • Lori Damrosch was quoted on U.S. involvement in international treaties in an article titled "U.S. Says It Has Withdrawn from World Judicial Body," (The New York Times, March 10, 2005). The same article later ran under the title "Disputing World Court, U.S. Pulls out of Protocol" (The International Herald Tribune, March 11, 2005). She was also quoted in the Chicago Tribune article "U.S. Orders Reviews for Mexican Inmates" (March 9, 2005) and The Washington Post article "Texas Accuses Bush of Trampling Its Autonomy in Death Penalty Case" (March 28, 2005).

  • Kimberle Crenshaw Williams has officially begun her tenure as an ACLU Ira Glasser Racial Justice Fellow, an honor she was awarded in March. The Fellowship is designed to address enduring racial inequalities, including social and economic inequalities, caused by historical and current discrimination (Ascribe Newswire, April 29, 2005). Additionally, Prof. Crenshaw was included in the feature article titled "35 of Our Most Beautiful Women," which appeared in Essence magazine's May 2005 issue.

  • John C. Coffee, Jr. is the nation's leading commentator on corporate governance and securities.  He was also the lead counsel for 20 securities law professors who filed an amicus brief in a prominent case that garnered a significant amount of press coverage.  Prof. Coffee was featured by name in the following news outlets:

    • "After the Ovitz Trial: Ushering In a New Era of Humility in Hollywood," The New York Times, December 20, 2004
    • "The Street's Dark Side," Newsweek, December 20, 2004
    • "Disney Comes Clean on Board," Daily News, December 21, 2004
    • "NYSE Trader Probe Widens," The New York Post, December 21, 2004
    • "Delay on Fannie Mae Response Raises Questions," Financial Times, December 22, 2004
    • "Road to Governor's Mansion Paved with Wall Street Scalps," The Sunday Tribune, December 26, 2004
    • "Trial of Ex-Chief of HealthSouth Is Set to Open," The New York Times, December 31, 2004
    • "HealthSouth Founder Faces Fraud Charges," Birmingham News, January 2, 2005
    • "Famed Securities Authority John Coffee Comments on Reported WorldCom Directors Settlement," PR Newswire US, January 6, 2005
    • "Can Edward Jones Keep Taking Money from Mutual Fund Firms?" St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 6, 2005
    • "Former Directors Settle WorldCom Lawsuit for $18m," The Daily Telegraph, January 07, 2005
    • "Ex-Directors Could Pay Out of Own Pockets," USA Today, January 7, 2005
    • "Supreme Court to Rule on ‘Most Important Securities Case in a Secade,'" Financial Times, January 10, 2005
    • "6 Charged in Scheme to Inflate Revenue," USA Today, January 11, 2005
    • "Judges End Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines," Financial Times, January 13, 2005
    • "Reform Effort at Businesses Feels Pressure," The New York Times, January 14, 2005
    • "Pendulum is Swinging Back in U.S. Corporate Crackdown," The International Herald Tribune, January 15, 2005
    • "Court Upholds ‘Only' $220 Million for Lawyers in Visa, MasterCard Suit," The New York Sun, January 18, 2005
    • "Fraud Cases Focus on Top Executives; Trial of WorldCom's Ebbers Starts Tomorrow," The Washington Post, January 18, 2005
    • "IMF Sees Vigilance by Brokerages and Hedge Fund Investors as Best Defense," HedgeWorld/Inside Edge, January 19, 2005
    • "Wal-Mart Women Take a Class War to California," Financial Times, January 20, 2005
    • "Scrushy Trial Pits CFOs Against Public Opinion," USA Today, January 24, 2005
    • "Big Financial Trials Collide," Cox News Service, January 25, 2005
    • "Lawyers Make Opening Statements in the Federal Fraud Trial of Richard Scrushy," NPR's "Morning Edition," January 25, 2005
    • "Big Financial Trials Collide, but Does the Public Really Care?" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, January 26, 2005
    • "$80M to Settle SEC Charges," Newsday, January 26, 2005
    • "Hewlett-Packard Board Ousts CEO Carly Fiorina," AFX.COM, February 9, 2005
    • "Hewlett-Packard Shows Door to Chief Exec. Carly Fiorina," CBS MarketWatch, February 9, 2005
    • "Fiorina's Departure may Foreshadow Big Changes at HP," Cox News Service, February 9, 2005
    • "Fiorina Ousted from HP," The Daily Deal, February 10, 2005
    • "Directors End Reign of HP CEO Fiorina, But Not Her Vision," Investor's Business Daily, February 10, 2005
    • "HP Board Signals no Strategy Change after Firing Fiorina," San Jose Mercury News, February 10, 2005
    • "Fallen Star: H-P's Board Ousts Fiorina as CEO --- Amid Languishing Stock, Computer Chief Resists Pressure to Delegate --- A Big Merger's Missed Goals," The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2005
    • "Business Assaults the SEC," The National Journal, February 19, 2005
    • "President Gets Legal Reform," The Washington Times, February 21, 2005
    • "Ebbers May Skip Hot Seat," The New York Post, February 24, 2005
    • "Ebbers on Deck," The New York Post, February 26, 2005
    • "D&O Underwriters Should be Privy to Goings on in the Boardroom," BI Industry Focus, March 1, 2005
    • "Ebbers Rolls the Dice, Takes the Stand," USA Today, March 1, 2005
    • "Briefing," Newsday, March 4, 2005
    • "Cablevision Power Play Alarms Wall Street, Governance Experts," Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2005
    • "Unusual Ally Came to Jain's Rescue: SEC," The Seattle Times, March 8, 2005
    • "Amazon Settles Securities Lawsuit," The Seattle Times, March 12, 2005
    • "When Secrets Get Out," Newsweek, March 14, 2005
    • "M&T's Chief Puts his Cash Where his Employees Are," The Baltimore Sun, March 15, 2005
    • "Law Professors Back SEC on Reg FD," CFO.com, March 16, 2005
    • "J.P. Morgan Settles for $2B," CNNMoney.com, March 16, 2005
    • "Ebbers' Luck Runs Out in Sweeping Victory for Feds," USA Today, March 16, 2005
    • "J.P. Morgan's $630 Million Error --- It Didn't Settle Over WorldCom, And Now Bank Pays Much More," The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2005
    • "Jets Name Cablevision in Antitrust Suit," The New York Sun, March 17, 2005
    • "Fed Halts Citi's Wheeling & Dealing," Daily News, March 18, 2005
    • "Perelman Seeks $2.7B in Damages," Daily News, March 19, 2005
    • "Corporations Avoid Criminal Cases," Chicago Tribune, March 20, 2005
    • "Director Voting under Fire," The San Francisco Chronicle, March 20, 2005
    • "Nacchio Might use the Ebbers Defense," The Denver Post, March 21, 2005
    • "Dolan's Daddy Dearest Act," Fortune, March 21, 2005
    • "Will Quattrone Set Legal Precedent?" Investment Dealers Digest, March 21, 2005
    • "Cleaning up the AOL Mess," Daily News, March 22, 2005
    • "Ebbers defense could doom Nacchio," Deseret Morning News, March 22, 2005
    • "Is that Perle Scratched?" The Hotline, March 23, 2005
    • "SEC May Sue Perle in Probe of Hollinger," Chicago Tribune, March 24, 2005
    • "WorldCom Paid $630M too Much," UPI, March 24, 2005
    • "J.P. Morgan's $630 Million Error --- It Didn't Settle Over WorldCom, And Now Bank Pays Much More," The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2005
    • "Disclosure Case may Clarify Rule," The Seattle Times, March 27, 2005
    • "After Bernie, Who's Next?" Time Magazine, March 28, 2005
    • "AIG in Damage Control," The Washington Post, April 1, 2005
    • "Donohue Backs Greenberg on ‘Out-of-Bounds' Officials," Financial Times, April 4, 2005
    • "A Reformer and his Reforms," Newsday, April 4, 2005
    • "Verizon Pressures MCI Company Implies it Won't Outbid Qwest," The Denver Post, April 5, 2005
    • "Naples Favors One Underwriter," Buffalo News, April 6, 2005
    • "Litigation a Given in Battle for MCI," The Denver Post, April 7, 2005
    • "Shareholder Lawsuits at Qwest, Verizon, MCI Sure to Make Lawyers Rich," Denver Post, April 7, 2005
    • "N.Y.S.E. Seat Price Rises to $1.6 Million," The New York Times, April 7, 2005
    • "Eliot Spitzer," ABC's "This Week," April 10, 2005
    • "Ousted Chief of Big Insurer to Stay Silent," The New York Times, April 12, 2005
    • "Fifteen NYSE Traders Indicted; Investors Were Cheated, U.S. Says," TheWashington Post, April 13, 2005
    • "Why Financial Scandals Differ in the US and Europe," Financial Times, April 13, 2005
    • "AIG's Ex-Chief is Silent," The International Herald Tribune, April 13, 2005
    • "15 Big Board Floor Traders Indicted on Fraud Charges," Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2005
    • "Top SEC Cop Moving On," Daily News, April 15, 2005
    • "Seattle FHLBank Hires Firm To Probe Share Redemptions," The Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2005
    • "NYSE to go Public," The Courier Mail, April 22, 2005
    • "NYSE Merger Raises Questions," Daily Deal/The Deal, April 22, 2005
    • "65M Fraud Bill for Anderson," Daily News, April 26, 2005
    • "Lawsuits Unlikely in Morgan Mess," Daily Deal/The Deal, April 26, 2005
    • "Spitzer's Charges Face a Challenge," The Washington Post, April 26, 2005
    • "Kozlowski Takes Stand, Defends Actions," USA Today, April 28, 2005
    • "Judge in Pay-to-Play Trial Elaborates on Juror's Ouster," Philadelphia Inquirer, April 29, 2005

Furthermore, Prof. Coffee penned the following articles:

    • "Due Diligence after WorldCom," New York Law Journal, January 20, 2005
    • "Corporate Securities; Why the WorldCom Settlement Collapsed," New York Law Journal, March 17, 2005
    • "Hidden Issues in WorldCom," The National Law Journal, March 21, 2005

Prof. Coffee also appeared on several cable news outlets including Bloomberg Television, Reuters Television, CNNfn, Fox News Network and  CNBC.

  • Richard Briffault traced the history of election petitions in an article in Newsday ("Technical Knockout," January 16, 2005). Prof. Briffault, who consulted with the Rockefeller Institute on constitutional reform, was also mentioned in the article "Road to Reform in Albany is a Long One" (New York Law Journal, March 15, 2005).

  • Barbara A. Black was recognized as one of the "Outstanding Women of the Bar" by The New York County Lawyers' Association, an honor featured in the New York Law Journal (" Women of the Bar Honored by NYCLA," December 16, 2004).

  • Jagdish Bhagwati authored the editorial "Multi-faith America is no Theocracy" on April 15, 2005, for the Financial Times.

  • Vivian Berger '73 penned two articles for the National Law Journal: "Debate the Issue Now" on the military's stop-loss policies (January 31, 2005) and "Ban Hurts Children" on legalizing gay adoptions (April 4, 2005).

  • Mark Barenberg and the petition he prepared in support of Chinese labor reform were featured in The Nation article "Trading Down" on January 10, 2005.
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Adjunct Faculty / Administrative Deans / Directors

 
  • Ellen Wayne has been named to a University of Massachusetts advisory panel charged with guiding the university in its development of a law school, according to Boston Business Journal ("UMass Names Law School Advisory Panel," March 30, 2005). She was also quoted on the interviewing processes for summer associates in the National Law Journal ("Summer Hiring has a Savvy Edge," January 31, 2005), which later ran under the headlines "When Hiring New Crop of Associates, Law Firms Keep Special Projects and Practice Areas in Mind" (Broward, Miami and Palm Beach Daily Business Reviews, February 3, 2005), "Firms Approach Summer Associate Hiring with Savvy Edge" (The Legal Intelligencer, February 3, 2005), "Firms Getting Savvier in Hiring Summer Associates," (Fulton County Daily Report, February 14, 2005) and "Summer Hiring Has Savvy Edge" (New Jersey Law Journal, February 7, 2005).

  • Jim Tierney appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" on December 29, 2005 to discuss the role of a state attorney general, an appearance later cited in The Capital Times ("Briefs," December 31, 2004). He was quoted on the same topic in the Wisconsin State Journal ("Attorney General Prosecuting is Rare," January 9, 2005) and in a Washington Post article titled "States Flex Prosecutorial Muscle" (January 12, 2005). He also penned a letter-to-the-editor for Crain's New York Business titled "Credibility Preceded Current AG" (February 28, 2005).

  • Cynthia Soohoo, director of the Human Rights Institute's Bringing Human Rights Home Project, was quoted in an article titled "No Joy in Mossville," which ran in The Weekly Gambit on March 23, 2005.

  • Lecturer Lanny A. Schwartz will join Davis Polk & Wardwell as Counsel in the Financial Institutions Group, according to Business Wire (January 11, 2005).

  • Adjunct Elliot Schrage, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, appeared on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" to speak about the legal issues of the Unocal settlement (December 16, 2004). He also was quoted in an article on the same subject ("Unocal Settlement a Setback for Big Oil," International Petroleum Finance, January 11, 2005).

  • Lecturer Paul L. Shechtman, chairman of the New York state's Ethics Commission, was profiled in The New York Times ("Albany's Ethics Policeman Would like More Muscle," March 25, 2005).

  • Adjunct Lewis Kaden, former director of Columbia Law's Center for Law and Economic Studies, was elected chairman of the Markle Foundation board of directors ("Foundation Names Members to Board of Directors," Managed Care Weekly Digest, December 20, 2004). The appointment also appeared in Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week (December 25, 2004), Lab Law Weekly (December 24, 2004), Medicine & Law Weekly (December 24, 2004), Biotech Week (December 22, 2004), Physician Law Weekly (December 22, 2004), Life Science Weekly (December 21, 2004), Managed Care Business Week (December 21, 2004), Science Letter (December 21, 2004), Biotech Business Week (December 20, 2004), Bioterrorism Week (December 20, 2004), Health & Medicine Week (December 20, 2004), and Patient Care Law Weekly (December 26, 2004).

  • Lecturer Scott Horton authored an opinion article about the use of torture titled "A Nuremberg Lesson: Torture Scandal Began far Above 'Rotten Apples'" (Los Angeles Times, January 20, 2005). It ran in The Toronto Star under the headline "The Lessons of Nuremberg seem Lost on Americans" (January 30, 2005). He also reviewed a book on illegal detainment for the New York Law Journal ("Lawyer's Bookshelf," March 4, 2005) and commented on the role of a high-ranking General in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Texas Monthly ("The Buck Stops Nowhere," April 2005).

  • Ellen Chapnick's receipt of the Father Drinan Award, given by the Association of American Law Schools to honor public service, was featured in the New York Law Journal ("Columbia Dean to Receive Pro Bono Award," January 7, 2005).

  • June Besek was included in an AMC/ABC News documentary on movie copyright and viewer-directed censorship titled "Bleep: Censoring Hollywood," which aired on April 26. She was also mentioned in a review of the program that ran in Newsday under the headline "A Good Look at ‘Sanitized' Movies" (April 26, 2005).

  • Adjunct Norman Bartczak appeared on the Minnesota Public Radio show "Marketplace" to discuss the new CEO of Krispy Kreme on January 18, 2005.
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  • Alumni from Columbia Law and the University of Virginia re-created a debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson on January 6, 2005, an event promoted in The New York Sun from December 22 - January 4, 2004, as well as in the New York Law Journal from January 5-6, 2005. The event was covered in the article "Hamiltonians, Jeffersonians Face Off," which appeared in The New York Sun on January 10, 2005.

  • A Columbia Science and Technology Law Review article about terrorists' use of the Internet was cited in The New York Times ("On the Open Internet, a Web of Dark Alleys," December 20, 2004). The piece was reprinted under the headline "Surveillance in the Net's Dark Alleys" in The International Herald Tribune on the following day.

  • Columbia Law School's Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic is partnering with Project 10451, a low-income housing initiative, to provide Internet assistance to self-represented tenants. The project was featured twice in the New York Law Journal ("Kaye Unveils ‘Help Center' For Bronx Housing Court," January 31, 2005, and "Kaye Calls on Legislature to Boost Judicial Salaries," February 8, 2005).

  • Two new honors at the Law School, the David W. Leebron Human Rights Fellowship and the Henkin-Stoffel Human Rights Fellowship, were featured in the New York Law Journal ("Fellowship, Debt Relief Programs Announced," January 28, 2005). The inaugural recipients were later announced as Warisha Farasat LL.M '05 , who won the Henkin-Stoffel Human Rights Fellowship, and Clare McCrae '05, recipient of the David W. Leebron Human Rights Fellowship (AScribe Newswire, April 21, 2005).

  • A Law School study on Project Safe Neighborhoods programs designed to counteract recidivism was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times ("Scaring Ex-Cons ‘Seems to be Working,'" April 21, 2005).

  • Columbia Law School is working with First Star to create a regional center for teaching child advocacy to future lawyers, as reported in Business Wire (January 31, 2005). Alumnus Barbara Woodhouse '83, a noted leader in children's advocacy issues, was also mentioned.

  • Charles Cronin was featured in The New York Times for the website he founded to collect disputed copyrighted works—named the Music Plagiarism Project—which can be found at www.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/law/library ("Tunes Too Familiar," January 13, 2005). The project was also mentioned in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ("Whose Song it is Anyway?" January 14, 2005).

  • Bob Barker's generous donation to the Law School for the study of animal rights was mentioned in the following articles:

    • "People," The International Herald Tribune, March 25, 2005
    • "Barker Endows Animals," Ventura County Star, March 25, 2005
    • "Barker Puts Animals First," Wisconsin State Journal, March 25, 2005
    • "Barker Donates for Animal Rights Class," The Commercial Appeal, March 24, 2005
    • "Barker Gives $1 Million for Animal Rights Law," Deseret Morning News, March 24, 2005
    • "Bob Barker Going to the Dogs," Hamilton Spectator, March 24, 2005
    • "Quick Takes," Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2005
    • "Animal Rights Advocacy Is a Growing Field," Los Angeles Times, February 25, 2005
    • "In the Law Schools," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, March 23, 2005
    • "Barker Donates $1 Million to Animal Rights," USA Today, March 23, 2005
    • "Tails of Custody Wars," The New York Post, March 13, 2005
    • "Lawyers Take up Case for Feathered, Furry Friends," Lawyers Weekly Magazine, March 11, 2005
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