As the head of Sullivan & Cromwell's California practice, Alison Ressler '83 continues to make big deals and spur positive impact.
U.S. energy policy is a mess. The situation at the global level is even worse. Could it be that lawyers hold the key to getting things turned around?
Houlihan Lokey Senior Managing Director David Preiser '82 analyzes crisis scenarios and financial disasters with the calm, confident demeanor of a natural problem solver.
Professor Nathaniel Persily's new course on redistricting endeavors to train students in the complicated, nuanced, and exceedingly complex practice of drawing nonpartisan congressional district lines.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara '93, and his entrepreneurial whiz kid brother, Vinit Bharara '96, have reached remarkable professional heights.
For practitioner, philanthropist, and photographer Max Berger '71, success goes hand in hand with maintaining focus.
Columbia Law School professors are making an impact at the highest and most critical levels of federal, state, and local government. Back in Morningside Heights, students and colleagues reap the benefits of this real-world experience.
Four Law School graduates based in East Asia talk about working in bustling, opportunity-laden centers of the new global economy at a critical moment in time.
Browse a timeline of Columbia Law School's Center for Chinese Legal Studies and U.S.-Sino relations.
Review a list of Columbia Law School faculty with public service experience.
Learn about graduates working in government positions.
At this year’s Reunion celebration, graduates working in finance discussed the shortfalls of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Watch a video of the panel discussion.
Professors at Columbia Law School continue to contribute significant scholarly work to the field of clean energy policy. Read samples of their work relating to the topic.
Read profiles from major media outlets about the professional accomplishments of Preet Bharara and Vinit Bharara.
Stream and download a podcast of the Reunion 2011 panel discussion on complex class-action cases and mass tort litigation.
Professor Nathaniel Persily is well known as one of the nation's leading experts on redistricting. Read a sampling of his work.
Professor Gillian E. Metzger '95 examines how federalism issues can impact the success of high-stakes legislation.
Greg Beaton '13 combines his experience in finance and journalism to craft a legal career in corporate law.
Requests by disabled individuals for accommodation can lead to benefits that improve the lives of a wide variety of people.
Professor Jagdish Bhagwati believes that academic scholarship and real-world impact should go hand in hand.
The latest addition to the Law School's faculty, Professor Kathryn Judge, aims to master the complexities of capital markets.
A native of Turkey, Maya Ondalikoglu '12 anticipates crafting a career in corporate law that will maximize her experience and international perspective.
Michelle Pham '12 makes a practice of giving back to the community.
Rafael Sakr '12 LL.M. helps spur change on both the micro and macro levels.
It is time for news organizations to begin making greater use of the nonprofit form.
On August 19, David M. Schizer, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law, welcomed the incoming class of J.D. and LL.M. students to Columbia Law School. Read an edited version of his remarks.
Novelist Arin Greenwood '00 notes that both law and literature require similar skill sets.
Ben Wiener '96 took a year-long detour clerking at the Israeli Supreme Court. The decision ranks among his most satisfying career moves.
Binta Niambi Brown '98 balances a career in corporate law with pro bono work focused on human trafficking, women’s rights, and economic development initiatives in war-torn regions.
George Kellner '67 has a proven track record of success with his 30-year-old hedge fund, Kellner DiLeo & Co.
Over the past 30 years, Maria Foscarinis '81 has played a role in nearly every federal legislative effort to combat homelessness in America.
Pernille Ironside '02 LL.M. has a unique metric for workplace productivity: the number of children whose lives she has helped save.
Since being elected president of Georgia in 2004, Mikheil Saakashvili '94 LL.M. has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and has worked to spur lasting economic growth in his country.
Brad Meltzer '96, the bestselling author of political thrillers, recently delivered a TED talk to a sold-out crowd in Miami.
At this year’s Reunion celebration, graduates working in finance discussed the shortfalls of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
The Columbia Society of International Law and the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law recently hosted the 37th Annual Wolfgang Friedmann Conference in International Law, which examined the wave of revolutions that have swept through the Middle East this year.
Kirkland & Ellis has committed to sponsoring the first-year writing program, an initiative that will further strengthen Columbia Law School's tradition of producing graduates with exceptional legal writing skills.
This September, Columbia Law School and the New York State Bar Association’s trusts and estates section sponsored a symposium on how theories that shape prudent investing have changed in light of the financial crisis. Those
This fall, Professor Harvey J. Goldschmid will deliver the keynote address at an International Financial Reporting Standards conference in Boston.
Olivier De Schutter, the U.N.'s special rapporteur on right to food, will teach a new course during the fall semester titled "The Legal and Political Economy of Hunger."
Columbia Law School remains "one of the finest institutions of legal education in the nation," the American Bar Association concluded in its most recent report on the Law School.
Some of the world’s leading arbitrators, lawyers, judges, and scholars recently convened at Columbia Law School to discuss complex arbitrations as part of the second-annual Columbia Arbitration Day.
U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. '76 encourages Columbia Law School graduates to stay true to the values they acquired in law school and discusses of-the-moment legal issues with Judge Gerard E. Lynch '75.
Columbia Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law recently received a $1.5 million grant from the Arcus Foundation to launch the Engaging Tradition Project.
Professor Michael W. Doyle has been elected a Daniel Patrick Moynihan Fellow by the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Prominent legal and human rights scholars convened at the Law School this spring to discuss and celebrate the legacy of Professor Emeritus Louis Henkin.
Professor Jane C. Ginsburg recently was elected a corresponding fellow of the British Academy, which named her among 15 distinguished scholars outside Britain engaged in areas of study the academy aims to promote.
The Center for Climate Change Law recently received a $485,000 grant to facilitate clean-energy investment in India.
A new cross-disciplinary program will train young leaders to reshape schools and other public institutions.
As part of this June's Reunion 2011 weekend, several experts in class-action and mass tort litigation gathered to discuss challenges and recent developments in the field.
Professor Katherine M. Franke recently received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.
Susan Denham ’72 LL.M. was named chief justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland, becoming the first woman to lead that country’s highest court.
Columbia Law School graduates have been named deans at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School.
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. '83 recently was sworn in as U.S. solicitor general, a position tasked with representing the government before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the sixth edition of Federal Habeas Corpus Practice and Procedure, Professor James S. Liebman and co-author Randy Hertz have added exhaustive analysis of recent habeas corpus case law to their authoritative two-volume book on habeas corpus relief.
Professor Carol B. Liebman and Nancy N. Dubler address the contentious and often wrenching questions concerning end-of-life medical care in their recent book Bioethics Mediation: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions, Revised and Expanded Edition.
A selection of recent articles, columns, and book chapters published by the Columbia Law School faculty.
In A Modern Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, Transcripts and Cases, Professor James S. Liebman and his fellow co-authors explore significant recent cases and address scientific and technological developments that have impacted the rules of evidence.
Professor Jane C. Ginsburg and her co-authors have added new cases, excerpts, and textual material in the 8th edition of Copyright: Cases and Materials.
The 11th edition of the casebook Gellhorn and Byse’s Administrative Law, Cases and Comments, published this past August, includes expanded case law materials and coverage of regulatory initiatives.
Liberal Peace: Selected Essays, a collection due out soon, brings together some of Professor Michael W. Doyle’s most influential articles on international relations.
A new book co-edited by Professor George A. Bermann examines the role of mandatory rules in international arbitration, an area of the law that has become increasingly relevant amid rapid globalization in recent decades.
Published this past May, The Law of Clean Energy comprehensively catalogs the country’s schizophrenic tapestry of energy regulations that exist across jurisdictions large and small.
Adriano M. Hernandez '91 was an attorney, author, and executive specializing in infrastructure and natural-resource projects in the Philippines.
Among the many victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was Arlene Fried '93, vice president and assistant general counsel at Cantor Fitzgerald.
Charles N. Eggert '74 was a small-town solo practitioner who embarked on his legal career after working as a United Airlines pilot for more than three decades.
Clement J. Driscoll Jr. '40 was a one-time FBI special agent who went on to a 30-year legal career with various corporations.
Daniel M. Friedman '40, was a distinguished federal judge and beloved mentor whose career in public service spanned seven decades.
Florence L. Riley '35 was a skilled former lawyer and judge who was among the first generation of women to attend Columbia Law School.
The Columbia Law School community extends its deepest sympathy to the loved ones of recently deceased alumni, faculty, and friends.
John Powell '58 was a prominent attorney in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he specialized in estate planning.
Kathleen Warwick '63 was a longtime federal securities law expert and the first woman to be appointed regional administrator of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Manhattan.
Leonard H. Rossen '55 was a former official with the Securities and Exchange Commission who spent a quarter of a century with the agency, eventually serving in regional administration roles in California.
Oluwafemi (Femi) Morohunfola ’10 was a promising lawyer known among friends and colleagues as a charming, outgoing young man, and a gifted orator.
P. Richard Bauer ’59 was a lawyer, investment banker, and corporate executive who specialized in turning around failing companies and assisted some of the first Japanese companies entering U.S. capital markets after World War II.
Raúl Serrano Geyls '46, LL.M., was a former associate justice on the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico and a legal scholar who helped guide generations of law practitioners in the commonwealth.
Sheldon Kaplan '39, a prominent attorney in Minneapolis, served for decades as general counsel for the Minnesota Vikings, later joining the team’s board of directors.
Steven G. Gey '82 was a beloved law professor at the Florida State University College of Law, a prominent constitutional scholar, and an internationally recognized authority on religious liberties under the First Amendment.