Lawrence A. Collins ’65 LL.M. reflects on his career in the law, a winding road that has taken him from law firm success to the highest court in the United Kingdom.
Over the course of her career, Mary Jo White ’74 has been both prosecutor and defender, fighting terrorism as a U.S. Attorney in the 1990s and, more recently, working on behalf of high-profile corporate clients.
Nina Perales '90 helps spur social change through her work with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Francis M. Ssekandi '66 has honed his international law expertise in courtrooms, boardrooms, and classrooms around the world.
The so-called "death tax" on estate transfers was repealed at the start of 2010 but is scheduled to spring back to life in a matter of months. Billions are at stake, but uncertainty reigns. What is going on?
Columbia Law School graduates working at the intersection of new media technology and the law are helping to reshape the world of communications.
Thanks to a rich tradition of faculty and alumni serving in the judiciary, Columbia Law School students have an opportunity to learn from some of the nation's most distinguished judges.
Professors Elizabeth Emens, Katherine M. Franke, Suzanne B. Goldberg, and Nathaniel Persily discuss the future of marriage equality in a series of unmoderated back-and-forth emails.
The International Senior Lawyers Project enables experienced alumni to make a unique impact through pro bono opportunities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and beyond.
For Law School graduates making an impact in academia, working to mold the next generation of intellectual leaders and advance meaningful scholarship could not be more rewarding.
As the president of Cedar Crest College, Carmen Twillie Ambar '94 draws from her own experiences to help shape the next generation of female leaders.
Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee '71 says in the new economic order, universities must change or risk becoming dinosaurs.
As the CEO of Match.com, Greg Blatt '95 has hit his stride thanks to a decade working with media moguls such as Martha Stewart and Barry Diller.
Haluk Kabaalioglu LL.M. '73, Yeditepe University Faculty of Law dean, believes that teaching a new generation of legal minds holds benefits for both students and instructors.
As the driving force behind a highly successful minority scholarship and mentoring program, Della Britton Baeza '78 builds on a hall of fame legacy.
Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman '78 remains at the top of his game during especially challenging times for the media industry.
Takesaki Hironobu '71 LL.M., Japan's chief justice, welcomes changes in the country's judicial system and sees a unique opportunity for learning.
After law school and some time at a Washington, D.C., firm, Steve Bullock '94 realized that all roads pointed back to Montana's attorney general's office.
Browse a timeline of alumni and faculty who have served on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
Explore an international map of Law School alumni in academia.
Hear Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer '85 speak at an event hosted by the Dean's Office and Social Justice Initiatives.
E. Gordon Gee '71 and Haluk Kabaalioglu '73 enjoy the benefits of academia while helping to shape future generations of leaders
See more photos of OSU President E. Gordon Gee '71 engaged in student life on campus.
View photos from the Chinese judges program.
Factors of critical significance to judges are often less important to law professors, and vice versa, notes Professor Debra A. Livingston.
Professor Carl B. Liebman explains that voluntary mediation is especially well-suited for resolving disputes that arise in the context of health care provision.
Modeled after Professor Richard Gardner’s own government service, the Seminar in Legal Aspects of Foreign Economic Policy teaches students to think like presidential advisers.
Through his work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Professor Peter Rosenblum shows that economic development is crucial to the promotion of human rights.
Professor Petros C. Mavroidis recently completed a casebook that takes a whole new approach to understanding the complex inner workings of the World Trade Organization.
Professor George A. Bermann has helped Columbia Law School become one of the world’s premier institutions for the study of international arbitration.
As a leading expert on the application of U.S. securities law to transnational transactions, Professor Merritt Fox breaks down complicated international business law concepts.
Professor Carol Sanger has amassed a tremendous body of scholarship dedicated to examining the law surrounding abortion, motherhood, and family.
Professor Jamal Greene analyzes how constitutional interpretation has changed in response to cultural and political movements.
A world-renowned expert on democracy and a former assistant secretary-general at the United Nations, Michael W. Doyle has seen firsthand how sound scholarship can impact public policy.
Dean David M. Schizer offers his welcoming remarks to the incoming class of J.D. and LL.M. students at Columbia Law School.
Armed with a J.D. from Columbia Law School and, soon, an M.D. from Duke, Emma Neff '10 is ideally suited to make a difference through international relief work.
After a distinguished career serving in the Navy, Erik Lindemann '11 is well on his way to earning a J.D. and pursuing a career in human rights work.
In a matter of three short years, Professor James Liebman went from concerned parent to one of the nation's foremost educational reformers.
From her days as a teacher in New England to her position at the forefront of child advocacy, Professor Jane Spinak has kept her sights set on helping kids.
Jennifer B. Sokoler '10 spent the fall working in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. State Department and looks forward to a career that will encompass scholarship and international legal work.
Kahlil Williams '11 makes the most of his strong analytical skills by examining issues of race that lie at the heart of election law and society as a whole.
Professor Olati Johnson takes on civil rights issues through a trifecta of scholarship, teaching, and institutional work.
Andrew J. Shapiro '94 started working as an adviser to then-Senator Hilary Clinton in 2001, and he continues to work with the Secretary of State as her assistant secretary for political-military affairs.
The general counsel for Ann Taylor, Barbara Eisenberg '70 tackles increasingly complex trademark issues and focuses on the long-term success of the women's apparel company.
A lifelong baseball fan, David P. Cohen '95 LL.M. has a dream job as the executive vice president and general counsel for the Mets, an organization he began working with while at the Law School.
James L. Lipscomb '72, the executive vice president and general counsel at MetLife, helps ensure that employees have the chance to work in an inclusive office environment.
Shelley Fischel '77 spent the last 30 years rising through the ranks at HBO, and, over the course of that time, she's had the chance to chat with Bill Maher and Cynthia Nixon, among other celebrities.
As president of Hofstra University, Stuart Rabinowitz '69 has broken ground on a new medical school and attracted a presidential debate.
Susan Waltman '77 skillfully navigates the complex world of healthcare administration as the executive vice president and general counsel of the Greater New York Hospital Association.
Over the course of five decades, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cracked long-solid glass ceilings as a civil rights advocate, a tenured Law School professor, and the second woman to serve on the country's highest court.
Human rights activist Irwin Cotler warned that anti-Semitic language used by Iranian leaders such as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would likely lead to genocide.
Earlier this year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Diahann Billings-Burford '02 to be the head of NYC Service, the city's new initiative to promote volunteerism.
Dean David M. Schizer was presented with an honorary doctor of laws degree by The Jewish Theological Seminary at that school's 115th commencement
The International Insolvency Institute's ninth annual conference drew more than 100 bankruptcy experts to Columbia Law School this past June.
Columbia Law School and Robert L. Lieff '61, of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, sponsored a gathering of lawyers, judges, government officials, and academics in October to discuss global litigation in a post-economic crisis world.
George Canellos '89 has been selected to head the New York regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Sidney B. Silverman '57 recently published a memoir about his 43 years as a trial lawyer and his desire, upon retirement, to indulge in the intellectual challenges of graduate school.
Earlier this year, Linda M. Baldwin '93 and John H. Guendelsberger '86 LL.M., '93 J.S.D. joined the growing group of alumni accepting public service positions within government.
Continuing a long legacy of Columbia Law School graduates serving in high-level government positions, Richard Seeborg '81 and Cynthia L. Quarterman '87 have recently accepted appointments to distinguished posts.
Columbia Law School and the University of Oxford's Masters in Law and Finance program have announced a partnership that will be the first of its kind for the renowned British institution of higher learning.
Petal N. Modeste, formerly the senior director of legal recruiting at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has joined Columbia Law School as its dean of Career Services.
The American Political Science Association awarded Professor Michael W. Doyle its 2009 Charles E. Merriam Award in September.
Professor Lori Fisler Damrosch has been elected to the Institut de Droit International, which is widely considered the leading professional society in the field of international law.
Philip Hamburger was honored with this year's Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award for his recent work Law and Judicial Duty.
Professor Tim Wu, a specialist in telecommunications law and a pioneer of the "net neutrality" theory, received a top honor this fall for travel writing.
SJI has been strengthening Columbia Law School's ties in other parts of the country by creating the Columbia Law School Faculty-Graduate Social Justice Network.
Professor Henry Paul Monaghan celebrated his 75th birthday this year with a special symposium organized for him by his Law School colleagues called "The View from the Curmudgeon's Lair."
The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Preet Bharara '93 and Tristram J. Coffin '89 to serve as U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of New York and the District of Vermont, respectively.
In July, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Vilma S. Martinez '67 as the next U.S. ambassador to Argentina
For roughly four weeks this past summer, Columbia Law School helped advance the international legal education of 30 Chinese judges by way of its newly launched Chinese Judges Legal Training Program.
Professor John C. Coffee Jr. warned the Senate Banking Committee that credit-rating agencies must be held more accountable for their actions in order to avoid a repeat of the ongoing financial crisis.
In a recent column for The Atlantic magazine, Richard Posner praised Professor Edward R. Morrison and Steven Schwarcz '74 for providing "practical solutions to current problems."
In his work in the U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer '85 has learned that justice has no boundaries.
Professor Sarah H. Cleveland, co-director of the Law School's Human Rights Institute, has been appointed to serve as counselor on international law with the U.S. State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser.
This past June, more than 1,100 alumni returned to the Columbia Law School campus to reconnect with fellow graduates at the 2009 alumni reunion weekend.
Columbia Law School recently added three renowned professors to its faculty, each of whom brings a level of expertise that will further enhance the school's position as a leader in legal education.
Following the success of the first edition, Columbia Law School Visiting Professor Klaus J. Hopt and his co-authors recently released The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach (Second Edition).
In Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2008-2009, Columbia Law School Lecturer-in-Law Karl P. Sauvant explores the network of multifaceted, multilayered international treaties that involve virtually every country around the world.
In Between Authority and Interpretation: On the Theory of Law and Practical Reason, Professor Joseph Raz examines jurisprudence and the nature of law through the lens of philosophy and practical reason.