New Center Will Promote Public Integrity

Fall 2013

In August, Columbia Law School and the New York City Department of Investigation launched the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity. The main mission of this center, which is based at the Law School, is to help government officials identify, deter, and respond to internal corruption at all levels. Rose Gill Hearn, commissioner of the Department of Investigation, serves as chair of the center’s advisory board, which also includes Law School Professors Daniel C. Richman and Richard Briffault. The center will develop an active peer-to-peer referral network and will hold regular conferences for inspectors general and other anti-corruption practitioners. It will also provide new opportunities for Columbia Law School students to participate in the development of anti-corruption work.