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Bring the Noise

Bring the Noise

Elise Jordan

Columbia Law School professors specializing in the fast-paced, ever-changing field of national security law must be able to adjust to every imaginable contingency related to developments at home and abroad.

Added 6/6/2012
Making a Case

Making a Case

Alexander Zaitchik

The Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court competition challenges students to master multiple elements of legal advocacy. For those working to advance through the process round by round, the journey could not be more rewarding.

Added 6/6/2012
Super PAC Mania

Super PAC Mania

Robert Barnes

Super PACs bankrolled by a relatively small number of multimillionaires have changed the landscape of this year’s presidential race. How did we get here, and what can we expect from future elections held in the era of super PACs?

Added 6/6/2012
Think Again

Think Again

Anna Louie Sussman

Could a more advanced, inclusive framework for thinking about the nature of disability spur lasting improvements in how people of all abilities live their lives?

Added 6/6/2012
Top of the Heap

Top of the Heap

Amy Feldman

Professor George A. Bermann and a host of recent graduates work to further enhance Columbia Law School’s tradition of excellence and achievement in the field of international arbitration.

Added 6/6/2012
Cathy Kaplan

Cathy Kaplan

Joy Y. Wang

Attorney Cathy M. Kaplan '77 has cultivated a remarkable and varied legal career that illustrates the importance of anticipating change.

Added 6/5/2012
Evelyn Langlieb Greer

Evelyn Langlieb Greer

Carl Schreck

Miami businesswoman and civic activist Evelyn Langlieb Greer '73 is a relentless advocate working to empower local communities.

Added 6/5/2012
Joshua Rubenstein

Joshua Rubenstein

Peter Kiefer

Trusts and estates attorney Joshua Rubenstein '79 is an expert of the highest order when it comes to helping clients achieve their wealth management goals.

Added 6/5/2012

Only on the Web

Go Beyond: Charts Comparing Funds Raised by Super PACs

Go Beyond: Charts Comparing Funds Raised by Super PACs

Review charts comparing funds raised by various super PACs.

Added 5/30/2012
View More: Photos and Videos From the 2012 Stone Moot Court Competition

View More: Photos and Videos From the 2012 Stone Moot Court Competition

Browse photos and video from the 2012 Stone Moot Court Competition.

Added 5/30/2012
Web Exclusive: Columbia Law School Professors' Work Dealing With National Security Issues

Web Exclusive: Columbia Law School Professors' Work Dealing With National Security Issues

Read Columbia Law School professors' work dealing with national security law issues.

Added 5/22/2012
Web Exclusive: Organizations Monitoring Super PACs and Related Data

Web Exclusive: Organizations Monitoring Super PACs and Related Data

Examine data from organizations monitoring super PACs.

Added 5/22/2012
Web Exclusive: Professor Elizabeth Emens' article

Web Exclusive: Professor Elizabeth Emens' article "Integrating Accommodation"

Read Professor Elizabeth Emens' law review article on third-party benefits of accommodation.

Added 5/9/2012
Web Exclusive: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Related Information

Web Exclusive: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Related Information

Read the full text of the Americans with Disabilities Act and review related information.

Added 5/9/2012
View More: Professor Joseph Raz's Lecture at the Law Library of Congress

View More: Professor Joseph Raz's Lecture at the Law Library of Congress

Watch a video of Professor Joseph Raz delivering the second Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence at the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Added 5/8/2012
View More: The 2012 Medal for Excellence Ceremony

View More: The 2012 Medal for Excellence Ceremony

See photos from the 63rd annual Medal for Excellence ceremony at the Waldorf=Astoria.

Added 5/8/2012
Go Beyond: Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decisions Timeline

Go Beyond: Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decisions Timeline

Browse a timeline of U.S. Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance.

Added 9/9/2010

In Session

Abbie Fagin

Abbie Fagin

Joy Y. Wang

This summer, Abbie Fagin '13 will delve into estate and tax issues as a summer associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Added 6/5/2012
Emily Howie

Emily Howie

Carl Schreck

Emily Howie '12 LL.M. transitioned from commercial litigation into public law and now embarks on a bright future working in the human rights field.

Added 6/5/2012
Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Michael B. Gerrard

Relatively simple measures, such as switching to more efficient lightbulbs and insulating commercial buildings, hold great promise in efforts to combat climate change. So what’s the holdup?

Added 6/5/2012
Finding Value

Finding Value

Carl Schreck

An unswerving empiricist, Professor Robert J. Jackson Jr. quantifies some of the most important corporate governance questions of our day.

Added 6/5/2012
International Policy

International Policy

Joy Y. Wang

In an increasingly interdependent world, the work of Professor Michael W. Doyle is more prescient than ever.

Added 6/5/2012
Jacob Fiddelman

Jacob Fiddelman

Carl Schreck

Jacob Fiddelman '13 says his technology background and his Law School coursework have primed him to explore a possible career in intellectual property law or white-collar defense.

Added 6/5/2012
Jade Craig

Jade Craig

Joy Y. Wang

This fall, Jade Craig '12 returns to his hometown judicial district to serve as a clerk to Judge Carlton Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Added 6/5/2012
Vast Horizons

Vast Horizons

Carl Schreck

Dean of Career Services Petal Modeste and her team are responding with vigor to a highly competitive job market.

Added 6/5/2012
Investigating an Execution

Investigating an Execution

James S. Liebman

A fresh look at the evidence used to convict and justify the execution of Carlos DeLuna more than 20 years ago reveals that there is more to his story than meets the eye.

Added 5/15/2012

In Profile

Holding and Folding for 60 Years

Members of the Class of 1952 launched a monthly poker game shortly after graduating. Six decades later, the game continues.

Added 6/12/2012
Andrew Yang '99

Andrew Yang '99

The White House recently honored Andrew Yang '99 as a "Champion of Change" for promoting job growth in areas hit hard by the recession.

Added 6/5/2012
Charles Fabrikant '68

Charles Fabrikant '68

Charles Fabrikant '68 helped found Seacor Holdings in 1989, and, for more than two decades, he has worked to strengthen the company.

Added 6/5/2012
Jay P. Lefkowitz '87

Jay P. Lefkowitz '87

Jay P. Lefkowitz '87, the senior litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis, learned from his time as a White House adviser that it pays to be well prepared.

Added 6/5/2012
Kristen Clarke '00

Kristen Clarke '00

As a high-ranking member of the New York State Attorney General's office, Kristen Clarke '00 is tasked with protecting New Yorkers against discrimination.

Added 6/5/2012
Sheila Abdus-Salaam '77

Sheila Abdus-Salaam '77

Sheila Abdus-Salaam '77 was elected to the New York Supreme Court in 1993 and now, nearly two decades later, sits on the appellate court bench, where she hears dozens of cases each week.

Added 6/5/2012
Vilma Martinez '67

Vilma Martinez '67

Vilma Martinez '67 holds the distinction of being the first woman ever to serve as U.S. ambassador to Argentina.

Added 6/5/2012

Questions Presented

George W. Madison '80

George W. Madison '80

As the former general counsel at the Department of the Treasury, George W. Madison ’80 oversaw a staff of 2,000 lawyers and served as a key policy adviser to the Treasury secretary.

Added 5/14/2012

Happenings

Bharara Makes Cover of Time Magazine

Bharara Makes Cover of Time Magazine

Time magazine recently published a cover profile of Preet Bharara ’93, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, focusing on his successes in prosecuting insider trading cases and other financial crimes.

Added 6/5/2012

Brazil's Vice President Visits Law School

Columbia Law School recently hosted Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer, who delivered a lecture on how social policies enshrined in Brazil’s constitution have significantly narrowed the country’s enormous wealth gap.

Added 6/5/2012

Former Israeli General Discusses National Security in the Middle East

Former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi recently visited Columbia Law School to discuss Israeli national security.

Added 6/5/2012

Graduates Examine Global Hunger Issues

Several recent Law School graduates have published papers in a new book analyzing globalization’s impact on the right to food throughout the world.

Added 6/5/2012
Justice Stevens Discusses <i>Columbia Law School Magazine</i> Article

Justice Stevens Discusses Columbia Law School Magazine Article

During an episode of Charlie Rose this past fall, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens referenced the recent Columbia Law School Magazine cover story on redistricting.

Added 6/5/2012

Kernochan Center Assesses the Issue of Art Forgery

The Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts convened a symposium on the unique difficulties relating to the process of art authentication.

Added 6/5/2012

Legal Luminaries Honor Judge Jack B. Weinstein

A distinguished roster of legal experts gathered in New York City this past fall to honor U.S. District Court Judge Jack B. Weinstein ’48, who turned 90 in August.

Added 6/5/2012
New Center Explores Complexity of Discrimination

New Center Explores Complexity of Discrimination

The Law School has launched the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies, a research hub dedicated to the framework for analyzing discrimination that Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw introduced more than 20 years ago.

Added 6/5/2012

50th Year for Transnational Law Journal

Founded in 1961, The Columbia Journal of Transnational Law is one of the most influential publications in the field of international law.

Added 6/4/2012
Alumni Breakfast Series Draws Graduates for Timely Talks

Alumni Breakfast Series Draws Graduates for Timely Talks

The Columbia Law School Association kicked off its 2011–12 Alumni Breakfast Series this past winter with presentations by prominent graduates and faculty on subjects including taxation, enforcement of securities laws, and international arbitration.

Added 6/4/2012
Benjamin Liebman Invited to White House Meeting on China

Benjamin Liebman Invited to White House Meeting on China

The White House invited Professor Benjamin L. Liebman to meet with Vice President Joe Biden and senior Obama administration advisers one week prior to a February visit by Chinese Vice President Xi Jinpin.

Added 6/4/2012

Briffault Elected to American Law Institute

Richard Briffault, the Law School’s Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation, has been elected a member of the American Law Institute, joining a distinguished group of judges, lawyers, and law professors.

Added 6/4/2012

Carter to Lead Alumni Relations Office

Sonja Carter was named Columbia Law School’s associate dean for development and alumni relations, succeeding Bruno Santonocito, who stepped down at the beginning of the year after a successful six-year tenure.

Added 6/4/2012

Columbia Law School Graduates Awarded Prestigious Skadden Fellowships

Columbia Law School graduates Joy Ziegeweid ’12 and Kate Stinson ’10 have been chosen as Skadden Fellows, receiving an honor widely recognized as among the country’s most prestigious public interest fellowships.

Added 6/4/2012

Experts Discuss Past, Future of Delaware Chancery Court

Columbia Law School recently hosted a group of more than 300 corporate law professors and securities litigators for a conference examining key developments at the Delaware Court of Chancery under former chancellor William B. Chandler III and assessing the future of the country’s leading business court.

Added 6/4/2012
Ginsburg Feted for Her Law School Anniversary

Ginsburg Feted for Her Law School Anniversary

The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law recently welcomed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’59 for a symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of her appointment to the Law School faculty and celebrating her contributions to gender-based justice and equality.

Added 6/4/2012

Hans Smit Celebrated as "Leading Light" at the Law School

Family, friends, colleagues, and students of Professor Hans Smit ’58 LL.B. gathered recently at Columbia Law School to commemorate the towering figure in the field of international arbitration and comparative law who passed away earlier this year.

Added 6/4/2012
Hemphill Accepts Leadership Position With New York Antitrust Bureau

Hemphill Accepts Leadership Position With New York Antitrust Bureau

Earlier this year, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman appointed Professor C. Scott Hemphill to serve as chief of the state’s antitrust bureau.

Added 6/4/2012

Jeh Johnson and Richard Richman Receive Law School's Medal For Excellence

At the 2012 Winter Luncheon, Columbia Law School honored top Pentagon lawyer Jeh C. Johnson ’82 and businessman Richard P. Richman ’72 J.D., ’73 M.B.A. with its most prestigious award, the Medal for Excellence.

Added 6/4/2012
Justice Breyer Delivers Lecture on Democracy

Justice Breyer Delivers Lecture on Democracy

In late January, Columbia Law School co-sponsored the Bernard G. Segal Lecture delivered by Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Added 6/4/2012
Law School Hosts Q&A with Justice Sotomayor

Law School Hosts Q&A with Justice Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Columbia Law School this past fall for a conversation with Professor Suzanne B. Goldberg and Columbia University English and comparative literature professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner.

Added 6/4/2012
Law School Stages Transatlantic Corporate Governance Event

Law School Stages Transatlantic Corporate Governance Event

This past winter, Columbia Law School co-organized an international conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss the impact of shareholder engagement on corporate governance and financial performance.

Added 6/4/2012

New Fellowship Focuses on China

This spring, Columbia Law School issued its first Greater China Public Interest Fellowship.

Added 6/4/2012

Peer Mentoring Program Receives High Marks

InsideCounsel magazine recently published an article touting Columbia Law School’s peer mentoring program, which assists students in preparing for and coping with the challenges of law school.

Added 6/4/2012

Professors and Graduates Participate in Supreme Court Health Care Case

Columbia Law School professors and graduates recently authored briefs in connection with Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Added 6/4/2012
Raskolnikov Testifies on Derivatives Tax Reform

Raskolnikov Testifies on Derivatives Tax Reform

Professor Alex Raskolnikov testified recently before a joint congressional hearing on tax reform and the tax treatment of financial products such as derivatives.

Added 6/4/2012

Raz Delivers Lecture at Library of Congress

Professor Joseph Raz, a leading expert on legal and political philosophy, delivered the second Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence at the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Added 6/4/2012
Wien Prize Awarded to Weinstein and Bharara

Wien Prize Awarded to Weinstein and Bharara

Distinguished alumni, faculty, and guests gathered this past fall at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan to honor the 2011 recipients of the Lawrence A. Wien Prize for Social Responsibility, Judge Jack B. Weinstein ’48 and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara ’93.

Added 6/4/2012

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In Memoriam

Bruce J. Gould '53

Bruce J. Gould '53

Bruce J. Gould ’53 was a New York City housing judge who played an instrumental role in helping secure safe, affordable housing for New Yorkers and who led innovative initiatives to bring computer technology to building code enforcement.

Added 6/12/2012

Michael C. Buseck '82

Michael C. Buseck '82 was a successful lawyer recognized nationwide for his expertise in banking, commercial real estate, and finance.

Added 6/6/2012

Phineas E. Leahey '02

Phineas E. Leahey '02 was a litigation associate at the New York office of Jones Day, where he was known as a brilliant lawyer with a deep sense of commitment to clients and his firm.

Added 6/6/2012

Robert G. Morvillo '63

Robert G. Morvillo '63 was a New York City white-collar criminal defense lawyer who was widely admired by clients and fellow jurists as a preeminent tactician.

Added 6/6/2012
Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff '57 LL.B.

Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff '57 LL.B.

Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff '57 LL.B. was a longtime public servant who gained renown as an impassioned environmentalist in his native New York.

Added 6/5/2012
Hans Smit '58 LL.B.

Hans Smit '58 LL.B.

Hans Smit '58 LL.B. was a distinguished Columbia Law School professor and a leading scholar and practitioner in several fields, including international arbitration.

Added 6/5/2012

In Memoriam, Spring 2012

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

Added 6/5/2012

James M. Buxbaum '55

James M. Buxbaum '55 was a law professor, political scientist, and television and film executive.

Added 6/5/2012

John McNeil Smith Jr. '41 LL.B.

John McNeil Smith Jr. '41 LL.B. was a civil rights lawyer and state legislator in North Carolina who fought for desegregation and defended American communists targeted by the government for their political beliefs.

Added 6/5/2012

Joseph I. Kesselman '50

Joseph I. Kesselman '50 was a successful executive and board member at numerous major corporations, including Pan Am and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Added 6/5/2012

Justin N. Feldman '42 LL.B.

Justin N. Feldman '42 LL.B. was a Manhattan attorney and an unswerving critic of Tammany Hall who helped coordinate Robert F. Kennedy's 1964 U.S. Senate campaign.

Added 6/5/2012
Peter P. Mullen '51 LL.B.

Peter P. Mullen '51 LL.B.

Peter P. Mullen '51 LL.B. was an executive partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom who played a pivotal role in transforming Skadden into one of the world’s leading law firms.

Added 6/5/2012
Robert L. Carter '41 LL.M.

Robert L. Carter '41 LL.M.

Robert L. Carter '41 LL.M. was a federal judge and a key architect of the legal strategy used to desegregate public schools through the Brown v. Board of Education litigation.

Added 6/5/2012

Russell G. "Toby" D'Oench III '92

Russell G. "Toby" D'Oench III '92 was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and a co-founder of the North Star Fund, a Manhattan-based charity organization that raises money for grassroots community outreach groups.

Added 6/5/2012

Sidney H. Asch '43

Sidney H. Asch '43 was an accomplished judge and scholar who spent more than a decade as an associate justice at the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.

Added 6/5/2012

Theodore J. Forstmann '65

Theodore J. Forstmann '65 was a renowned private equity investor, philanthropist, and pioneer in the leveraged-buyout industry.

Added 6/5/2012

William Joslin '47

William Joslin '47 was an attorney and conservationist who gained local renown for his commitment to public service.

Added 6/5/2012