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Lord Collins of Mapesbury

Lord Collins of Mapesbury

Mary Johnson

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.

Added 6/30/2010
Mary Jo White

Mary Jo White

Mary Johnson

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.

Added 6/15/2010
Nina Perales

Nina Perales

Joy Y. Wang

Nina Perales '90 helps spur social change through her work with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Added 5/24/2010
Francis M. Ssekandi

Francis M. Ssekandi

Joy Y. Wang

Francis M. Ssekandi '66 has honed his international law expertise in courtrooms, boardrooms, and classrooms around the world.

Added 5/17/2010
The Estate Tax Mess

The Estate Tax Mess

Daniel Gross

The so-called "death tax" on estate transfers was repealed at the start of 2010 but is scheduled to spring back to life in a matter of months.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?

Added 4/2/2010
Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Ian Daly

Columbia Law School graduates working at the intersection of new media technology and the law are helping to reshape the world of communications.

Added 1/7/2010
In Session

In Session

Carrie Johnson

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.

Added 1/7/2010
Marriage for Same-Sex Couples: A Conversation

Marriage for Same-Sex Couples: A Conversation

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.

Added 1/7/2010
Pulling Their Weight

Pulling Their Weight

Ken Stier

The International Senior Lawyers Project enables experienced alumni to make a unique impact through pro bono opportunities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and beyond.

Added 1/7/2010
The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

Paula Span

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.

Added 1/7/2010
Carmen Twillie Ambar: Stepping Up

Carmen Twillie Ambar: Stepping Up

Joy Y. Wang

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.

Added 1/6/2010
E. Gordon Gee: Tied to Education

E. Gordon Gee: Tied to Education

James Vescovi

Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee '71 says in the new economic order, universities must change or risk becoming dinosaurs.

Added 1/6/2010
Greg Blatt: A Perfect Match

Greg Blatt: A Perfect Match

Joy Y. Wang

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.

Added 1/6/2010
Haluk Kabaalioglu

Haluk Kabaalioglu

Joy Y. Wang

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.

Added 1/6/2010
Della Britton Baeza

Della Britton Baeza

Lila Byock

As the driving force behind a highly successful minority scholarship and mentoring program, Della Britton Baeza '78 builds on a hall of fame legacy.

Added 1/5/2010
Philippe Dauman

Philippe Dauman

Peter Kiefer

Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman '78 remains at the top of his game during especially challenging times for the media industry.

Added 1/5/2010
Takesaki Hironobu

Takesaki Hironobu

Carl Freire

Takesaki Hironobu '71 LL.M., Japan's chief justice, welcomes changes in the country's judicial system and sees a unique opportunity for learning.

Added 1/5/2010
Steve Bullock

Steve Bullock

Joy Y. Wang

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.

Added 1/4/2010

Only on the Web

Go Beyond: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Timeline

Go Beyond: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Timeline

Browse a timeline of alumni and faculty who have served on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Added 1/8/2010
Go Beyond: Alumni in Academia Interactive Map

Go Beyond: Alumni in Academia Interactive Map

Explore an international map of Law School alumni in academia.

Added 1/8/2010
Listen In: Download a podcast of Lanny Breuer's speech

Listen In: Download a podcast of Lanny Breuer's speech

Hear Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer '85 speak at an event hosted by the Dean's Office and Social Justice Initiatives.

Added 12/22/2009
Web Exclusive: Read more profiles of alumni in academia

Web Exclusive: Read more profiles of alumni in academia

E. Gordon Gee '71 and Haluk Kabaalioglu '73 enjoy the benefits of academia while helping to shape future generations of leaders

Added 12/22/2009
E. Gordon Gee: Image Gallery

E. Gordon Gee: Image Gallery

See more photos of OSU President E. Gordon Gee '71 engaged in student life on campus.

Added 12/15/2009
View More: Photos from the Chinese Judges Program

View More: Photos from the Chinese Judges Program

View photos from the Chinese judges program.

Added 12/15/2009
Web Exclusive: Read studies by Patrick Egan and Kenneth Sherrill

Web Exclusive: Read studies by Patrick Egan and Kenneth Sherrill

Read studies from Patrick Egan and Kenneth Sherrill on the opinions and priorities of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals.

Added 12/15/2009

In Session

From Professor to Judge

From Professor to Judge

Debra A. Livingston

Factors of critical significance to judges are often less important to law professors, and vice versa, notes Professor Debra A. Livingston.

Added 2/20/2012
Mediating Medical Conflicts

Mediating Medical Conflicts

Carol B. Liebman

Professor Carl B. Liebman explains that voluntary mediation is especially well-suited for resolving disputes that arise in the context of health care provision.

Added 2/20/2012
Richard Gardner

Richard Gardner

Mary Johnson

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.

Added 6/29/2010
Peter Rosenblum

Peter Rosenblum

Joy Y. Wang

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.

Added 6/22/2010
Petros C. Mavroidis

Petros C. Mavroidis

Joy Y. Wang

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.

Added 6/8/2010
George A. Bermann

George A. Bermann

Mary Johnson

Professor George A. Bermann has helped Columbia Law School become one of the world’s premier institutions for the study of international arbitration.

Added 6/1/2010
Merritt B. Fox

Merritt B. Fox

Joy Y. Wang

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.

Added 5/3/2010
Carol Sanger

Carol Sanger

Mary Johnson

Professor Carol Sanger has amassed a tremendous body of scholarship dedicated to examining the law surrounding abortion, motherhood, and family.

Added 4/26/2010
Jamal Greene

Jamal Greene

Joy Y. Wang

Professor Jamal Greene analyzes how constitutional interpretation has changed in response to cultural and political movements.

Added 4/19/2010
Michael W. Doyle

Michael W. Doyle

Joy Y. Wang

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.

Added 4/12/2010
From the Dean

From the Dean

David M. Schizer

Dean David M. Schizer offers his welcoming remarks to the incoming class of J.D. and LL.M. students at Columbia Law School.

Added 1/6/2010
Emma Neff

Emma Neff

Mary Johnson

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.

Added 1/5/2010
Erik Lindemann

Erik Lindemann

Joy Y. Wang

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.

Added 1/5/2010
James S. Liebman

James S. Liebman

Amy Miller

In a matter of three short years, Professor James Liebman went from concerned parent to one of the nation's foremost educational reformers.

Added 1/5/2010
Jane M. Spinak

Jane M. Spinak

Mary Johnson

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.

Added 1/5/2010
Jennifer B. Sokoler

Jennifer B. Sokoler

Mary Johnson

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.

Added 1/5/2010
Kahlil Williams

Kahlil Williams

Joy Y. Wang

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.

Added 1/5/2010
Olati Johnson

Olati Johnson

Joy Y. Wang

Professor Olati Johnson takes on civil rights issues through a trifecta of scholarship, teaching, and institutional work.

Added 1/5/2010

In Profile

Andrew Shapiro '94

Andrew Shapiro '94

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.

Added 1/6/2010
Barbara Eisenberg '70

Barbara Eisenberg '70

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.

Added 1/6/2010
David P. Cohen '95

David P. Cohen '95

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.

Added 1/6/2010
James L. Lipscomb '72

James L. Lipscomb '72

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.

Added 1/6/2010
Shelley Fischel '77

Shelley Fischel '77

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.

Added 1/6/2010
Stuart Rabinowitz '69

Stuart Rabinowitz '69

As president of Hofstra University, Stuart Rabinowitz '69 has broken ground on a new medical school and attracted a presidential debate.

Added 1/6/2010
Susan Waltman '77

Susan Waltman '77

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.

Added 1/6/2010

Questions Presented

Ruth Bader Ginsburg '59

Ruth Bader Ginsburg '59

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.

Added 1/5/2010

Happenings

Activist Condemns Iranian Anti-Semitism

Human rights activist Irwin Cotler warned that anti-Semitic language used by Iranian leaders such as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would likely lead to genocide.

Added 1/5/2010

Billings-Burford '02 Leads Innovative Service Program

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.

Added 1/5/2010

Dean Schizer Awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree

Dean David M. Schizer was presented with an honorary doctor of laws degree by The Jewish Theological Seminary at that school's 115th commencement

Added 1/5/2010

Finance Experts Discuss Global Credit Crisis

The International Insolvency Institute's ninth annual conference drew more than 100 bankruptcy experts to Columbia Law School this past June.

Added 1/5/2010

Forum Analyzes the Current State of Global Litigation

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.

Added 1/5/2010

George Canellos '89 to Lead SEC in New York

George Canellos '89 has been selected to head the New York regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Added 1/5/2010

Graduate Publishes Courtroom Memoir

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.

Added 1/5/2010

Law School Graduates Accept Key Civil Service Posts

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.

Added 1/5/2010

More Graduates Earn Prestigious Appointments

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.

Added 1/5/2010

Oxford's Law and Finance Program Partners with Law School

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.

Added 1/5/2010

Petal Modeste Named Dean of Career Services

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.

Added 1/5/2010
Political Science Organization Honors Doyle

Political Science Organization Honors Doyle

The American Political Science Association awarded Professor Michael W. Doyle its 2009 Charles E. Merriam Award in September.

Added 1/5/2010

Professor Damrosch Elected to Top International Law Group

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.

Added 1/5/2010

Professor Philip Hamburger Receives Prestigious Book Award

Philip Hamburger was honored with this year's Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award for his recent work Law and Judicial Duty.

Added 1/5/2010

Professor Wu Wins Travel Writing Award

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.

Added 1/5/2010

SJI Expands Public Interest Network

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.

Added 1/5/2010

Symposium Honors and Roasts Professor Monaghan

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."

Added 1/5/2010

Two Alumni Named U.S. Attorneys

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.

Added 1/5/2010

Vilma Martinez '67 Named U.S. Ambassador to Argentina

In July, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Vilma S. Martinez '67 as the next U.S. ambassador to Argentina

Added 1/5/2010
Chinese Judges Observe American Law in Action

Chinese Judges Observe American Law in Action

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.

Added 12/22/2009
Coffee Calls for Accountability from Credit Agencies

Coffee Calls for Accountability from Credit Agencies

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.

Added 12/22/2009

Columbians Earn Posner's Praise

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."

Added 12/22/2009
Lanny Breuer '85 Promotes Rule of Law Here and Abroad

Lanny Breuer '85 Promotes Rule of Law Here and Abroad

In his work in the U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer '85 has learned that justice has no boundaries.

Added 12/22/2009
Professor Sarah Cleveland Earns High State Department Post

Professor Sarah Cleveland Earns High State Department Post

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.

Added 12/22/2009
Reunion Brings Crowd of More Than 1,100 to Law School

Reunion Brings Crowd of More Than 1,100 to Law School

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.

Added 12/22/2009
Three Experts Join Law School Faculty

Three Experts Join Law School Faculty

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.

Added 12/22/2009

Read More School News

Faculty Books and Publications

The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach (Second Edition)

The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach (Second Edition)

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).

Added 1/12/2010
Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2008-2009

Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2008-2009

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.

Added 1/12/2010
Between Authority and Interpretation: On the Theory of Law and Practical Reason

Between Authority and Interpretation: On the Theory of Law and Practical Reason

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.

Added 12/21/2009

In Memoriam

Alfred Bianco '66 LL.M.

Added 1/12/2010

Arthur A. Gladstone '34

Added 1/12/2010

Barbara A. Ringer '49

Added 1/12/2010

Eleanor S. Fischer '59

Added 1/12/2010

Joseph P. Conway '54

Added 1/12/2010

Myron I. Mandel '56

Added 1/12/2010
Nancy F. Wechsler '40

Nancy F. Wechsler '40

Added 1/12/2010

Shaun A. Campfield '07

Added 1/12/2010

Theodore Fuller '48

Added 1/12/2010