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Alison Ressler

Alison Ressler

Lila Byock

As the head of Sullivan & Cromwell's California practice, Alison Ressler '83 continues to make big deals and spur positive impact.

Added 10/4/2011
Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Daniel Gross

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?

Added 10/4/2011
David Preiser

David Preiser

Peter Kiefer

Houlihan Lokey Senior Managing Director David Preiser '82 analyzes crisis scenarios and financial disasters with the calm, confident demeanor of a natural problem solver.

Added 10/4/2011
Drawing the Lines

Drawing the Lines

Adam Liptak

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.

Added 10/4/2011
Family Ties

Family Ties

Carrie Johnson

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.

Added 10/4/2011
Max Berger

Max Berger

Paula Span

For practitioner, philanthropist, and photographer Max Berger '71, success goes hand in hand with maintaining focus.

Added 10/4/2011
Outstanding Service

Outstanding Service

Alexander Zaitchik

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.

Added 10/4/2011
Turning the Tide

Turning the Tide

Eveline Chao

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.

Added 10/4/2011

Only on the Web

Go Beyond: Center for Chinese Legal Studies and U.S.-Sino Relations Timeline

Go Beyond: Center for Chinese Legal Studies and U.S.-Sino Relations Timeline

Browse a timeline of Columbia Law School's Center for Chinese Legal Studies and U.S.-Sino relations.

Added 10/5/2011
Web Exclusive: Faculty Members and Government Service

Web Exclusive: Faculty Members and Government Service

Review a list of Columbia Law School faculty with public service experience.

Added 10/3/2011
Web Exclusive: Graduates and Government Service

Web Exclusive: Graduates and Government Service

Learn about graduates working in government positions.

Added 10/3/2011
View More: Watch a Video of a Reunion 2011 Panel on the Dodd-Frank Act

View More: Watch a Video of a Reunion 2011 Panel on the Dodd-Frank Act

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.

Added 9/20/2011
Web Exclusive: Read Columbia Law School Professors' Work Relating to Energy Policy

Web Exclusive: Read Columbia Law School Professors' Work Relating to Energy Policy

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.

Added 9/20/2011
Web Exclusive: Read Media Coverage of Preet and Vinit Bharara

Web Exclusive: Read Media Coverage of Preet and Vinit Bharara

Read profiles from major media outlets about the professional accomplishments of Preet Bharara and Vinit Bharara.

Added 9/20/2011
Listen In: Download a Podcast of the Reunion Panel on Complex Class-Action Cases

Listen In: Download a Podcast of the Reunion Panel on Complex Class-Action Cases

Stream and download a podcast of the Reunion 2011 panel discussion on complex class-action cases and mass tort litigation.

Added 9/19/2011
Web Exclusive: Read Professor Persily's Work on Redistricting

Web Exclusive: Read Professor Persily's Work on Redistricting

Professor Nathaniel Persily is well known as one of the nation's leading experts on redistricting. Read a sampling of his work.

Added 9/19/2011

In Session

Gillian E. Metzger '95

Gillian E. Metzger '95

Mary Johnson

Professor Gillian E. Metzger '95 examines how federalism issues can impact the success of high-stakes legislation.

Added 10/4/2011
Greg Beaton

Greg Beaton

Joy Y. Wang

Greg Beaton '13 combines his experience in finance and journalism to craft a legal career in corporate law.

Added 10/4/2011
Integrating Accommodation

Integrating Accommodation

Elizabeth Emens

Requests by disabled individuals for accommodation can lead to benefits that improve the lives of a wide variety of people.

Added 10/4/2011
Jagdish Bhagwati

Jagdish Bhagwati

Amy Feldman

Professor Jagdish Bhagwati believes that academic scholarship and real-world impact should go hand in hand.

Added 10/4/2011
Kathryn Judge

Kathryn Judge

Joy Y. Wang

The latest addition to the Law School's faculty, Professor Kathryn Judge, aims to master the complexities of capital markets.

Added 10/4/2011
Maya Ondalikoglu

Maya Ondalikoglu

Joy Y. Wang

A native of Turkey, Maya Ondalikoglu '12 anticipates crafting a career in corporate law that will maximize her experience and international perspective.

Added 10/4/2011
Michelle Pham

Michelle Pham

Joy Y. Wang

Michelle Pham '12 makes a practice of giving back to the community.

Added 10/4/2011
Rafael Sakr

Rafael Sakr

Joy Y. Wang

Rafael Sakr '12 LL.M. helps spur change on both the micro and macro levels.

Added 10/4/2011
Subsidizing the Press

Subsidizing the Press

David M. Schizer*

It is time for news organizations to begin making greater use of the nonprofit form.

Added 10/4/2011
From the Dean

From the Dean

David M. Schizer

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.

Added 10/3/2011

In Profile

Arin Greenwood '00

Arin Greenwood '00

Novelist Arin Greenwood '00 notes that both law and literature require similar skill sets.

Added 10/4/2011
Ben Wiener '96

Ben Wiener '96

Ben Wiener '96 took a year-long detour clerking at the Israeli Supreme Court. The decision ranks among his most satisfying career moves.

Added 10/4/2011
Binta Niambi Brown '98

Binta Niambi Brown '98

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.

Added 10/4/2011
George Kellner '67

George Kellner '67

George Kellner '67 has a proven track record of success with his 30-year-old hedge fund, Kellner DiLeo & Co.

Added 10/4/2011
Maria Foscarinis '81

Maria Foscarinis '81

Over the past 30 years, Maria Foscarinis '81 has played a role in nearly every federal legislative effort to combat homelessness in America.

Added 10/4/2011
Pernille Ironside '02

Pernille Ironside '02

Pernille Ironside '02 LL.M. has a unique metric for workplace productivity: the number of children whose lives she has helped save.

Added 10/4/2011

Questions Presented

Mikheil Saakashvili

Mikheil Saakashvili

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.

Added 10/4/2011

Happenings

Brad Meltzer '96 Gives TED Talk on Building a Legacy

Brad Meltzer '96 Gives TED Talk on Building a Legacy

Brad Meltzer '96, the bestselling author of political thrillers, recently delivered a TED talk to a sold-out crowd in Miami.

Added 10/10/2011
Experts Analyze Recent Financial Reform Legislation

Experts Analyze Recent Financial Reform Legislation

At this year’s Reunion celebration, graduates working in finance discussed the shortfalls of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Added 10/4/2011
Friedmann Conference Focuses On the

Friedmann Conference Focuses On the "Arab Spring"

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.

Added 10/4/2011

Kirkland & Ellis Sponsors Legal Writing Program

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.

Added 10/4/2011

Law School Hosts Symposium on Prudent Investing

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

Added 10/4/2011
Professor Goldschmid to Deliver Keynote Speech at IFRS Conference

Professor Goldschmid to Deliver Keynote Speech at IFRS Conference

This fall, Professor Harvey J. Goldschmid will deliver the keynote address at an International Financial Reporting Standards conference in Boston.

Added 10/4/2011

U.N. Expert Teaching Course on Global Hunger issues

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."

Added 10/4/2011

ABA Report Praises Columbia Law School

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.

Added 10/3/2011

Arbitration Experts Gather for Law School Conference

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.

Added 10/3/2011
Attorney General Emphasizes Value of Public Service

Attorney General Emphasizes Value of Public Service

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.

Added 10/3/2011

Center for Gender and Sexuality Law Receives Substantial Grant

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.

Added 10/3/2011
Doyle Named Moynihan Fellow

Doyle Named Moynihan Fellow

Professor Michael W. Doyle has been elected a Daniel Patrick Moynihan Fellow by the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Added 10/3/2011

Experts Examine Professor Henkin's Legacy

Prominent legal and human rights scholars convened at the Law School this spring to discuss and celebrate the legacy of Professor Emeritus Louis Henkin.

Added 10/3/2011
Ginsburg Garners Honors in Britain, U.S.

Ginsburg Garners Honors in Britain, U.S.

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.

Added 10/3/2011

Law School Center to Promote Clean Energy in India

The Center for Climate Change Law recently received a $485,000 grant to facilitate clean-energy investment in India.

Added 10/3/2011
New Center Tackles Public-Sector Reform

New Center Tackles Public-Sector Reform

A new cross-disciplinary program will train young leaders to reshape schools and other public institutions.

Added 10/3/2011
Panel Assesses Complex Class-Action Cases

Panel Assesses Complex Class-Action Cases

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.

Added 10/3/2011
Professor Franke Selected to be a Guggenheim Fellow

Professor Franke Selected to be a Guggenheim Fellow

Professor Katherine M. Franke recently received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

Added 10/3/2011

Susan Denham '72 LL.M. Named Ireland's Chief Justice

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.

Added 10/3/2011

Two Graduates Become Law School Deans

Columbia Law School graduates have been named deans at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School.

Added 10/3/2011

Verrilli Sworn In as Solicitor General

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.

Added 10/3/2011

Read More School News

Faculty Books and Publications

Federal Habeas Corpus Practice and Procedure (Vols. 1 and 2)

Federal Habeas Corpus Practice and Procedure (Vols. 1 and 2)

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.

Added 11/22/2011
Bioethics Mediation: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions, Revised and Expanded Edition

Bioethics Mediation: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions, Revised and Expanded Edition

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.

Added 11/21/2011

Additional Publications

A selection of recent articles, columns, and book chapters published by the Columbia Law School faculty.

Added 11/18/2011
A Modern Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, Transcripts and Cases

A Modern Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, Transcripts and Cases

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.

Added 11/16/2011
Copyright: Cases and Materials

Copyright: Cases and Materials

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.

Added 11/16/2011
Gellhorn and Byse's Administrative Law, Cases and Comments

Gellhorn and Byse's Administrative Law, Cases and Comments

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.

Added 11/16/2011
Liberal Peace: Selected Essays

Liberal Peace: Selected Essays

Liberal Peace: Selected Essays, a collection due out soon, brings together some of Professor Michael W. Doyle’s most influential articles on international relations.

Added 11/16/2011
Mandatory Rules in International Arbitration

Mandatory Rules in International Arbitration

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.

Added 11/16/2011
The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables

The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables

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.

Added 11/16/2011
Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Released this past August, the cumulative supplement to Trademark and Unfair Competition Law adds important updates to this casebook.

Added 11/16/2011

In Memoriam

Adriano M. Hernandez '91

Adriano M. Hernandez '91 was an attorney, author, and executive specializing in infrastructure and natural-resource projects in the Philippines.

Added 10/5/2011

Arlene Fried '93

Among the many victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was Arlene Fried '93, vice president and assistant general counsel at Cantor Fitzgerald.

Added 10/5/2011

Charles N. Eggert '74

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.

Added 10/5/2011

Clement J. Driscoll Jr. '40

Clement J. Driscoll Jr. '40 was a one-time FBI special agent who went on to a 30-year legal career with various corporations.

Added 10/5/2011
Daniel M. Friedman '40

Daniel M. Friedman '40

Daniel M. Friedman '40, was a distinguished federal judge and beloved mentor whose career in public service spanned seven decades.

Added 10/5/2011
Florence L. Riley '35

Florence L. Riley '35

Florence L. Riley '35 was a skilled former lawyer and judge who was among the first generation of women to attend Columbia Law School.

Added 10/5/2011

In Memoriam, Fall 2011

The Columbia Law School community extends its deepest sympathy to the loved ones of recently deceased alumni, faculty, and friends.

Added 10/5/2011

John Powell '58

John Powell '58 was a prominent attorney in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he specialized in estate planning.

Added 10/5/2011

Kathleen Warwick '63

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.

Added 10/5/2011

Leonard H. Rossen '55

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.

Added 10/5/2011
Oluwafemi Morohunfola '10

Oluwafemi Morohunfola '10

Oluwafemi (Femi) Morohunfola ’10 was a promising lawyer known among friends and colleagues as a charming, outgoing young man, and a gifted orator.

Added 10/5/2011

P. Richard Bauer '59

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.

Added 10/5/2011

Raúl Serrano Geyls '46 LL.M.

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.

Added 10/5/2011

Sheldon Kaplan '39

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.

Added 10/5/2011
Steven G. Gey '82

Steven G. Gey '82

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.

Added 10/5/2011