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Posted 6/25/2014 by Michael Gerrard

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Michael I. Sovern '55

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Michael I. Sovern '55

A member of the faculty for nearly six decades, Professor Michael I. Sovern '55 served as dean of Columbia Law School from 1970 to 1979 and as president of Columbia University from 1980 to 1993.

In Session

Lizzie Gomez

Building Community

Gexu "George" Zhang

On the Road

Providing Hope

Immigrants' Rights

Towering Inferno

Robert A. Ferguson

In Profile

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Penelope Andrews ′84 LL.M.

On the Forefront

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Richard Hsu ′94

Streamlined Concepts

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Livia Angiolillo '11

Common Ground


Lester Named Law School's Next Dean

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger '71 recently announced the appointment of Gillian Lester as the next dean of Columbia Law School. Lester, an expert on employment law and policy, and the acting dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, will officially begin her tenure on January 1, 2015.

Lester Named Law School's Next Dean

Scott to Head American Law and Economics Association

Robert E. Scott, the Alfred McCormack Professor of Law and incoming interim dean, has been named president of the American Law and Economics Association.

Djokovic Gives Students Advantage

Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic discussed the business and legal aspects of professional tennis with members of the Law School community this spring.

Kaplan Named Top Litigator

Roberta A. Kaplan '91 was recognized for her successful representation of Edith Windsor in the U.S. Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor, which struck down key components of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal government's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Graduates Begin Clerkships at the Supreme Court

Jennifer B. Sokoler '10, Mark Musico '11, and James W. Crooks '13 will soon begin prestigious clerkships at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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A Conversation with Professor Theodore M. Shaw

A Conversation with Professor Theodore M. Shaw

A former NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund director-counsel, Professor Theodore M. Shaw '79 spoke with Columbia Law School Magazine about the civil rights movement, his legal career, and teaching the next generation of public interest lawyers.

View More: See Photos of Students in Columbia Law School's Mediation Program

View More: See Photos of Students in Columbia Law School's Mediation Program

Students participating in Columbia Law School's mediation program often work with nonprofit organizations and community groups to perfect their mediation techniques.

Faculty Publications

Faculty Books and Publications