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Act II

Act II

Peter Kiefer

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.

Added 7/1/2011
Building Up

Building Up

Lila Byock

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.

Added 7/1/2011
Connecting the Circuits

Connecting the Circuits

Peter Coy

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.

Added 7/1/2011
Foreclosure Nation

Foreclosure Nation

Amy Feldman

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.

Added 7/1/2011
Paul Evanson

Paul Evanson

Andrew Clark

As a highly successful leader in the energy industry, Paul Evanson '66 understands better than most that with power comes great responsibility.

Added 7/1/2011
Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

Andrea Thompson

As she enters the legal profession, Yael Julie Fischer '10 is set on integrating globally impactful pro bono work into her corporate law practice

Added 7/1/2011
Robert Lieff

Robert Lieff

Alexander Zaitchik

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.

Added 7/1/2011
The Game Changer

The Game Changer

Farhad Manjoo

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.

Added 6/29/2011

Only on the Web

View More: In-House Counsel Photo Gallery

View More: In-House Counsel Photo Gallery

Browse a slideshow of more photos from the "Building Up" feature on in-house counsels.

Added 6/21/2011
Web Exclusive: Get info and advice on mortgage and foreclosure issues

Web Exclusive: Get info and advice on mortgage and foreclosure issues

Get information and advice on mortgage foreclosure issues.

Added 6/15/2011
Go Beyond: Interactives Relating to the Foreclosure Crisis

Go Beyond: Interactives Relating to the Foreclosure Crisis

Browse interactives assessing the scope of the foreclosure crisis.

Added 6/14/2011
Web Exclusive: Read More About Contracting for Innovation

Web Exclusive: Read More About Contracting for Innovation

Read Professor Gilson, Sabel, and Scott's work on contracting for innovation.

Added 6/13/2011
View More: Professor Eben Moglen's 2010 Internet Society Speech

View More: Professor Eben Moglen's 2010 Internet Society Speech

Watch a video of Professor Eben Moglen's February 2010 speech for the Internet Society.

Added 6/8/2011
Web Exclusive: Learn more about the Freedom Box Foundation

Web Exclusive: Learn more about the Freedom Box Foundation

Learn more about the Freedom Box Foundation and the Software Freedom Law Center.

Added 6/8/2011
View More: Wilfred Feinberg '43 Scholarship Reception Photo Gallery

View More: Wilfred Feinberg '43 Scholarship Reception Photo Gallery

See photo coverage from the reception celebrating the new student scholarship created in honor of 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Wilfred Feinberg '43.

Added 6/7/2011
Web Exclusive: Read an Excerpt from <i>The End of Energy</i>

Web Exclusive: Read an Excerpt from The End of Energy

Read a sample from Professor Graetz's book, The End of Energy.

Added 5/18/2011
View More: A Photo Gallery of the 2011 Winter Luncheon

View More: A Photo Gallery of the 2011 Winter Luncheon

Browse a gallery of photos from the 2011 Medal for Excellence award ceremony.

Added 5/17/2011

In Session

Handshake Deals

Handshake Deals

Alex Raskolnikov

Informal arrangements may be good for business, but they are bad for tax enforcement, explains Professor Alex Raskolnikov

Added 2/28/2012
From the Dean

From the Dean

David M. Schizer

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.

Added 8/2/2011
Christodoulos Kaoutzanis

Christodoulos Kaoutzanis

Mary Johnson

A native of Lefkosia, Cyprus, Christodoulos Kaoutzanis '11 hopes to make a difference by one day working for international institutions like the United Nations.

Added 6/29/2011
Elizabeth Broomfield

Elizabeth Broomfield

Joy Y. Wang

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.

Added 6/29/2011
Jamal Greene

Jamal Greene

Joy Y. Wang

Professor Jamal Greene takes a measured approach to examining public opinion of the Constitution.

Added 6/29/2011
Katharina Pistor

Katharina Pistor

Peter Kiefer

A new law school center led by professor Katharina Pistor focuses on areas where governance and globalization overlap.

Added 6/29/2011
Mitchell Hendy

Mitchell Hendy

Joy Y. Wang

For Mitchell Hendy '11, taking on leadership roles in extracurricular pursuits was the natural way to give back to the Law School community.

Added 6/29/2011
Surya Binoy

Surya Binoy

Mary Johnson

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.

Added 6/29/2011
Suzanne B. Goldberg

Suzanne B. Goldberg

Joy Y. Wang

Professor Suzanne B. Goldberg has a long history of facing up to discrimination and driving for change.

Added 6/29/2011

In Profile

Alan Vickery '83

Alan Vickery '83

Joy Y. Wang

As a litigator at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, Alan Vickery '83 prides himself on bringing earnestness and clarity to the courtroom.

Added 7/1/2011
Harvey J. Wolkoff '75

Harvey J. Wolkoff '75

Joy Y. Wang

Harvey J. Wolkff '75 specializes in complex litigation at Ropes & Gray and knows it pays to stay focused in the courtroom.

Added 7/1/2011
Marion Leydier '01

Marion Leydier '01

Joy Y. Wang

Marion Leydier '01 takes pride in examining every detail and pursuing every angle on behalf of her clients.

Added 7/1/2011
Robin Miller '81

Robin Miller '81

Mary Johnson

In 1989, Robin Miller '81 decided to tackle a new challenge and entered the legal search field. Her new role proved a perfect fit.

Added 7/1/2011
Thomas D. Gommes '02

Thomas D. Gommes '02

Joy Y. Wang

Thomas D. Gommes '02 hopes to inspire debate about the news and provide multiple perspectives through his website The Periscope Post.

Added 7/1/2011
Christian Moretti '01 LL.M.

Christian Moretti '01 LL.M.

Mary Johnson

As president of the alumni association, Christian Moretti '01 LL.M. is looking to give back by engaging the growing network of graduates overseas.

Added 3/22/2011

Questions Presented

Jack B. Weinstein '48

Jack B. Weinstein '48

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.

Added 7/1/2011

Happenings

Law School Hosts Leading Tax Scholars and Economists

This June, Columbia Law School hosted a small gathering of leading tax professors and public finance economists.

Added 7/12/2011

Bermann and Pistor offer insights at Comparative Law Conference

Professors George A. Bermann and Katharina Pistor recently took part in the 28th International Congress of Comparative Law.

Added 6/29/2011

Center Creates Model Green Building Ordinance

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.

Added 6/29/2011

Clinic to Celebrate 30 Years of Child Advocacy

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.

Added 6/29/2011

Graduate Named Attorney General in Kenya

Githu Muigai '86 LL.M. was recently appointed to serve as the attorney general for Kenya.

Added 6/29/2011

Law School Announces New Three-Year J.D./M.B.A. Program

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.

Added 6/29/2011

Law School Hosts National Moot Court Competition

This winter, Columbia Law School hosted the 2011 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition.

Added 6/29/2011
Livingston and Sovern Receive Wien Prize

Livingston and Sovern Receive Wien Prize

This past fall, Columbia Law School awarded the Lawrence A. Wien Prize for Social Responsibility to Debra A. Livingston and Michael I. Sovern '55.

Added 6/29/2011

New Course Focuses on Improving Public Schools

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.

Added 6/29/2011
New Course Teaches Students How to Map Congressional Districts

New Course Teaches Students How to Map Congressional Districts

Professor Nathaniel Persily has created a new course that teaches students how to map "legally defensible" congressional districts using an innovative computer program.

Added 6/29/2011
New Program Features Renowned National Security Experts

New Program Features Renowned National Security Experts

This past fall, Columbia Law School launched the Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security.

Added 6/29/2011

Professor Anthoine '49 Turns 90

In June, longtime Columbia Law School Professor Robert Anthoine '49 celebrated his 90th birthday.

Added 6/29/2011
Professor Arthur Murphy '48 Retires from Teaching

Professor Arthur Murphy '48 Retires from Teaching

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.

Added 6/29/2011
Reception Honors Judge Wilfred Feinberg '43

Reception Honors Judge Wilfred Feinberg '43

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.

Added 6/29/2011
Seminar Offers Inside Look at Major Corporate Cases

Seminar Offers Inside Look at Major Corporate Cases

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.

Added 6/29/2011
Sotomayor Joins Livingston and Chin on Moot Court Bench

Sotomayor Joins Livingston and Chin on Moot Court Bench

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.

Added 6/29/2011

Students Celebrate D.C. Externship

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.

Added 6/29/2011

Students Help Draft Law Benefitting Same-Sex Couples

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.

Added 6/29/2011
Tim Wu Named Adviser to FTC

Tim Wu Named Adviser to FTC

Professor Tim Wu recently was named a senior adviser to the Federal Trade Commission.

Added 6/29/2011
<i>The American Lawyer</i> Magazine Honors Jack Greenberg

The American Lawyer Magazine Honors Jack Greenberg

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.

Added 6/28/2011

Bhagwati Leads Trade Reform Panel

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

Added 6/28/2011
Expert Examines Japanese Immigration Law

Expert Examines Japanese Immigration Law

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.

Added 6/28/2011
Graetz Analyzes Energy Policy

Graetz Analyzes Energy Policy

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.

Added 6/28/2011

Law School Receives Grant to Study Globalization

Citigroup and the Citi Foundation recently awarded a grant to Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School to fund the study of globalization.

Added 6/28/2011
Max Berger '71 and Stephen Case '68 Awarded Medal for Excellence

Max Berger '71 and Stephen Case '68 Awarded Medal for Excellence

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.

Added 6/28/2011

Professor Gluck Hosts Legislation Roundtable

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.

Added 6/28/2011

Richard Paul Richman Center Highlights Intersection of Business and Law

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.

Added 6/28/2011

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In Memoriam

Alison Morey '61

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Benjamin Kaplan '33

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Clarence Barasch '35

Clarence Barasch '35

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Clyde E. Murphy '75

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Dawn M. Greene

Dawn M. Greene

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Isabella Horton Grant '50

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John J. Horan '46

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Josiah Greenberg '81

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Lisa Sloan '84

Lisa Sloan '84

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Louis Henkin

Louis Henkin

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Stanley Temko '43

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Wilbur H. Friedman '30

Wilbur H. Friedman '30

Added 7/1/2011