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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
Attorney Cathy M. Kaplan '77 has cultivated a remarkable and varied legal career that illustrates the importance of anticipating change.
Miami businesswoman and civic activist Evelyn Langlieb Greer '73 is a relentless advocate working to empower local communities.
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.
Review charts comparing funds raised by various super PACs.
Browse photos and video from the 2012 Stone Moot Court Competition.
Read Columbia Law School professors' work dealing with national security law issues.
Examine data from organizations monitoring super PACs.
Read Professor Elizabeth Emens' law review article on third-party benefits of accommodation.
Read the full text of the Americans with Disabilities Act and review related information.
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.
See photos from the 63rd annual Medal for Excellence ceremony at the Waldorf=Astoria.
Browse a timeline of U.S. Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance.
This summer, Abbie Fagin '13 will delve into estate and tax issues as a summer associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
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.
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?
An unswerving empiricist, Professor Robert J. Jackson Jr. quantifies some of the most important corporate governance questions of our day.
In an increasingly interdependent world, the work of Professor Michael W. Doyle is more prescient than ever.
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.
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.
Dean of Career Services Petal Modeste and her team are responding with vigor to a highly competitive job market.
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.
Members of the Class of 1952 launched a monthly poker game shortly after graduating. Six decades later, the game continues.
The White House recently honored Andrew Yang '99 as a "Champion of Change" for promoting job growth in areas hit hard by the recession.
Charles Fabrikant '68 helped found Seacor Holdings in 1989, and, for more than two decades, he has worked to strengthen the company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi recently visited Columbia Law School to discuss Israeli national security.
Several recent Law School graduates have published papers in a new book analyzing globalization’s impact on the right to food throughout the world.
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.
The Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts convened a symposium on the unique difficulties relating to the process of art authentication.
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.
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.
Founded in 1961, The Columbia Journal of Transnational Law is one of the most influential publications in the field of international law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This spring, Columbia Law School issued its first Greater China Public Interest Fellowship.
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.
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.
Professor Alex Raskolnikov testified recently before a joint congressional hearing on tax reform and the tax treatment of financial products such as derivatives.
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.
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.
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.
Michael C. Buseck '82 was a successful lawyer recognized nationwide for his expertise in banking, commercial real estate, and finance.
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.
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.
Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff '57 LL.B. was a longtime public servant who gained renown as an impassioned environmentalist in his native New York.
Hans Smit '58 LL.B. was a distinguished Columbia Law School professor and a leading scholar and practitioner in several fields, including international arbitration.
The Columbia Law School community extends its deepest sympathy to the loved ones of recently deceased alumni, faculty, and friends.
James M. Buxbaum '55 was a law professor, political scientist, and television and film executive.
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.
Joseph I. Kesselman '50 was a successful executive and board member at numerous major corporations, including Pan Am and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Theodore J. Forstmann '65 was a renowned private equity investor, philanthropist, and pioneer in the leveraged-buyout industry.
William Joslin '47 was an attorney and conservationist who gained local renown for his commitment to public service.