William H. Simon

Arthur Levitt Professor of Law

William H. Simon

Arthur Levitt Professor of Law

William H. Simon is the Arthur Levitt Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. His interests include professional responsibility, constitutional law, and regulatory and social policy.

Simon was a visiting professor at the Law School from 2001 to 2002, and became a full-time professor in 2003. Simon has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. From 1981 to 2003, Simon was on the faculty of Stanford Law School, and he is the emeritus holder of the Gertrude and William Saunders Chair there.

Before his time at Stanford, Simon practiced welfare and poverty law at the Legal Services Center in Boston, Mass. Simon has continued to consult and write about issues lawyering for poor people. In addition, Simon has consulted with many private firms and public interest organizations on legal ethics.

From 1974 to 1979, Simon was an associate at Foley, Hoag & Eloit in Boston. He has served as a visiting staff member at the National Center for Economic Development and Law, a director of the East Palo Alto Community Law Project, and a founding director of Bridge Bank of Silicon Valley. In 1994, he served as a Guggenheim fellow. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar.

Complex Remedies: Institutional Reform Litigation
Constitutional Law
Deals: Public-Sector Problem Solving
Professional Responsibility
Rebuilding Government

Columbia Law School

435 West 116th StreetNew York, NY 10027-7297212-854-2640