Mandatory retirement for partners of a certain age is a reality of law firm life. Waves of talented, driven, ambitious leaders move on to second careers or new ventures with gusto. Here, four Law School graduates who recently made the transition into "retirement" talk about the experience and offer their advice for getting the most out of life after the firm.
As in-house counsels to Warner Music Group, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Habitat for Humanity International, and Campbell Soup, Columbia Law School graduates are adjusting to modern challenges while shepherding corporate legacies into the 21st century.
By uncovering and dissecting a creative new way companies use business contracts to spur commercial innovation, three Law School professors are at the leading edge of what might be the most influential contract law development in decades.
The mortgage foreclosure crisis is a big, huge, complicated mess affecting millions of homeowners throughout the country. A group of professors from the Law School and Business School are working from multiple angles to help turn the tide.
As a highly successful leader in the energy industry, Paul Evanson '66 understands better than most that with power comes great responsibility.
As she enters the legal profession, Yael Julie Fischer '10 is set on integrating globally impactful pro bono work into her corporate law practice
Through both his life’s work and his extensive philanthropy, Robert L. Lieff ’61 has shown an uncanny capacity to spur impact on a game-changing level.
As online privacy continues to decline, Professor Eben Moglen is taking matters into his own hands. With the development and production of what he calls the Freedom Box, Moglen hopes to forever change the way we use the Internet. In the process, he may also change the world.
Browse a slideshow of more photos from the "Building Up" feature on in-house counsels.
Get information and advice on mortgage foreclosure issues.
Browse interactives assessing the scope of the foreclosure crisis.
Read Professor Gilson, Sabel, and Scott's work on contracting for innovation.
Watch a video of Professor Eben Moglen's February 2010 speech for the Internet Society.
Learn more about the Freedom Box Foundation and the Software Freedom Law Center.
See photo coverage from the reception celebrating the new student scholarship created in honor of 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Wilfred Feinberg '43.
Read a sample from Professor Graetz's book, The End of Energy.
Browse a gallery of photos from the 2011 Medal for Excellence award ceremony.
Informal arrangements may be good for business, but they are bad for tax enforcement, explains Professor Alex Raskolnikov
On May 16, family, friends, and faculty gathered in Morningside Heights to celebrate Columbia Law School’s graduating Class of 2011. Read an excerpt from Dean Schizer's graduation remarks.
A native of Lefkosia, Cyprus, Christodoulos Kaoutzanis '11 hopes to make a difference by one day working for international institutions like the United Nations.
With a background in electrical engineering and a future in finance law, Elizabeth Broomfield '11 knows that both molecular manipulation and monetary policy require an analytical perspective and keen attention to detail.
Professor Jamal Greene takes a measured approach to examining public opinion of the Constitution.
A new law school center led by professor Katharina Pistor focuses on areas where governance and globalization overlap.
For Mitchell Hendy '11, taking on leadership roles in extracurricular pursuits was the natural way to give back to the Law School community.
During her time at the Law School, Surya Binoy '11 LL.M. came to see a world of potential career opportunities in the field of law.
Professor Suzanne B. Goldberg has a long history of facing up to discrimination and driving for change.
As a litigator at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, Alan Vickery '83 prides himself on bringing earnestness and clarity to the courtroom.
Harvey J. Wolkff '75 specializes in complex litigation at Ropes & Gray and knows it pays to stay focused in the courtroom.
Marion Leydier '01 takes pride in examining every detail and pursuing every angle on behalf of her clients.
In 1989, Robin Miller '81 decided to tackle a new challenge and entered the legal search field. Her new role proved a perfect fit.
Thomas D. Gommes '02 hopes to inspire debate about the news and provide multiple perspectives through his website The Periscope Post.
As president of the alumni association, Christian Moretti '01 LL.M. is looking to give back by engaging the growing network of graduates overseas.
Judge Jack B. Weinstein '48 of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has served the federal court system with distinction and honor for more than 40 years.
This June, Columbia Law School hosted a small gathering of leading tax professors and public finance economists.
Professors George A. Bermann and Katharina Pistor recently took part in the 28th International Congress of Comparative Law.
The Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law recently released a model green building ordinance that would regulate construction of both new and renovated structures.
Nearly 30 years after it was founded, the Child Advocacy Clinic at Columbia Law School continues to mold its students into powerful advocates for New York City’s underserved youths.
Githu Muigai '86 LL.M. was recently appointed to serve as the attorney general for Kenya.
Columbia Law School introduced a new joint degree program that will enable students to earn a J.D. from the Law School and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in a total of three years.
This winter, Columbia Law School hosted the 2011 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition.
This past fall, Columbia Law School awarded the Lawrence A. Wien Prize for Social Responsibility to Debra A. Livingston and Michael I. Sovern '55.
Law School students in Professor James S. Liebman's new Public Sector Structural Change course addressed the real-world problems currently facing grade-school education on the city, state, and national levels.
Professor Nathaniel Persily has created a new course that teaches students how to map "legally defensible" congressional districts using an innovative computer program.
This past fall, Columbia Law School launched the Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security.
In June, longtime Columbia Law School Professor Robert Anthoine '49 celebrated his 90th birthday.
This past December, Arthur W. Murphy ’48, the Joseph Solomon Professor Emeritus in Wills, Trusts, and Estates, taught his final class at Columbia Law School before officially retiring from academia.
Columbia Law School recently hosted a reception to celebrate a new student scholarship established in honor of Judge Wilfred Feinberg '43 of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
In a recent meeting of his Corporations in Court seminar, Professor John C. Coffee Jr. welcomed several attorneys, as well as a district court judge, to discuss their work on a multibillion-dollar lawsuit involving Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd. and Citigroup Inc.
This spring, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor returned to Columbia Law School to serve as a judge for the final round of the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition.
This past fall, Columbia Law School hosted a reception at the Washington, D.C., office of Epstein Becker Green to recognize students who participated in the Law School’s newly minted Externship on the Federal Government in D.C.
Thanks largely to students in Professor Suzanne B. Goldberg’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, city employees in Allentown, Penn., can now share employment benefits with same-sex domestic partners.
Professor Tim Wu recently was named a senior adviser to the Federal Trade Commission.
This past fall, Columbia Law School professor and renowned civil rights lawyer Jack Greenberg ’48 O received The American Lawyer magazine’s Am Law Lifetime Achievement Award.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently selected Professor Jagdish Bhagwati to lead a panel of experts in examining options for boosting world trade
Professor Curtis J. Milhaupt ’89, the director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies at the Law School, recently partnered with the Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business to host a private workshop dedicated to analyzing the pros and cons of Japan’s relatively closed stance toward immigration.
In his new book The End of Energy, Michael J. Graetz, the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law, traces four decades of poorly managed energy policy.
Citigroup and the Citi Foundation recently awarded a grant to Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School to fund the study of globalization.
Columbia Law School awarded Max W. Berger '71 and Stephen H. Case '68 the Medal for Excellence, the Law School’s highest honor, during the 62nd annual Winter Luncheon.
In April, Professor Abbe R. Gluck joined Adjunct Professor of Law William Eskridge Jr. to host the inaugural Works in Progress Roundtable at Columbia Law School.
This past winter, Columbia University announced the formation of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, which highlights the strong, ongoing relationship between Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School.