Livingston and Sovern Receive Wien Prize

Summer 2011

This past fall, Columbia Law School awarded the Lawrence A. Wien Prize for Social Responsibility to Debra A. Livingston and Michael I. Sovern ’55. Nearly 200 graduates and guests attended a celebratory luncheon at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan. Livingston, the Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law and a judge on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, has been a member of the Law School faculty for nearly 20 years. Sovern has been a powerful presence in Morningside Heights for more than 50 years. During that time, he has served as dean of the Law School, as president of the University, and now as the Chancellor Kent Professor of Law.