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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Alexander Zaitchik

For young lawyers, the ability to thrive in a rapidly globalized environment is more important than ever before, and that’s where the first-year elective Lawyering Across Multiple Legal Orders comes in.

Added 2/19/2013
The Leading Edge

The Leading Edge

Amy Feldman

Columbia Law School graduates serving as managing partners and chairmen at some of the world’s most successful and respected law firms take a close look at the state of the elite bar.

Added 1/23/2013
The Big Drop

The Big Drop

Peter Coy

After numerous months of uncertainty and growing fears related to financial contagion, the euro zone is teetering . . . and no one knows exactly what to expect next. Experts from Columbia Law School’s new Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership examine how we got into this mess and what additional euro zone problems might portend for the global financial system.

Added 1/22/2013
A Tangled Mess

A Tangled Mess

Carrie Johnson

The Law School’s new Center for Constitutional Governance is off to a fast start. Its recent event on the territorial clashes between various Asian nations in the South China Sea examined the bold power plays taking place in the region and showed why the U.S. has every reason to be concerned.

Added 1/18/2013
Anika Rahman

Anika Rahman

Anna Louie Sussman

Ms. Foundation President and CEO Anika Rahman ’90 is leading one of the country’s most vital women’s rights organizations at a critical point in time.

Added 1/15/2013
David Greenwald

David Greenwald

Amy Feldman

During an era of great economic uncertainty, Goldman Sachs attorney David Greenwald ’83 has honed an invaluable expertise in financial regulatory reform.

Added 1/15/2013
V-Nee Yeh

V-Nee Yeh

Joy Y. Wang

V-Nee Yeh ’84 has applied his well-honed financial acumen to both the public and private sectors. The results, in every case, have been impressive.

Added 1/15/2013
Looking Back

Looking Back

Mel M. Immergut ’71, the chairman of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, reminisces with Professor Michael I. Sovern ’55 about unrest on campus, smoking cigars in the library, and waking up early for Saturday classes at the Law School.

Added 1/8/2013

Only on the Web

News Updates on Territorial Conflicts in the South China Sea

News Updates on Territorial Conflicts in the South China Sea

Read news updates from major media outlets on territorial conflicts in the South China Sea.

Added 1/22/2013
The Leading Edge: Photo Gallery

The Leading Edge: Photo Gallery

See images of Columbia Law School graduates featured in the Winter 2012 cover story, "The Leading Edge."

Added 1/14/2013
Browse Photos from Ramachandra Guha's Lectures at the Law School

Browse Photos from Ramachandra Guha's Lectures at the Law School

See photos from Ramachandra Guha's visit to Columbia Law School and the three lectures he delivered on Indian society.

Added 1/7/2013
Photo Gallery: Michael B. Oren and Aharon Barak Visit the Law School

Photo Gallery: Michael B. Oren and Aharon Barak Visit the Law School

Browse photos of visits to the Law School by Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Michael B. Oren, and former president of the Israeli Supreme Court Aharon Barak.

Added 1/7/2013
See photos from Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey's Event

See photos from Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey's Event

Former U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey kicked off the 38th Annual Wolfgang Friedmann Conference in International Law at Columbia Law School.

Added 1/7/2013
Watch a video of Professor Michael J. Graetz discussing energy policy at the National Press Club

Watch a video of Professor Michael J. Graetz discussing energy policy at the National Press Club

Watch a video of Professor Michael Graetz's National Press Club speech on the past and future of the U.S. government's energy policies.

Added 1/7/2013

In Session

From the Dean

From the Dean

Dean David M. Schizer discusses the generous support provided by graduates and friends of Columbia Law School.

Added 1/16/2013
Adam Brunk

Adam Brunk

Adam Brunk ’13 helped train more than 120 high school students as vice president of the High School Law Institute.

Added 1/15/2013
David He

David He

As a member of the Law School's Peer Mentoring Program, David He ’13 is committed to helping and advising new students.

Added 1/15/2013
Gabrielle Wolf

Gabrielle Wolf

As a summer associate at Credit Suisse, Gabrielle Wolf ’13 witnessed the impact securities law can have on people’s lives.

Added 1/15/2013
Merim Razbaeva

Merim Razbaeva

Merim Razbaeva ’13 LL.M. is focused on gaining the legal expertise necessary to facilitate development in her native Kyrgyzstan and the Eurasian region.

Added 1/15/2013
On Guard

On Guard

Joy Y. Wang

Professor C. Scott Hemphill connects scholarship with government service as head of New York's Antitrust Bureau.

Added 1/14/2013
Double Play

Double Play

Peter Kiefer

For Curtis J. Milhaupt ’89, advanced research on Japan and other Asian nations 
allows for a more nuanced view of legal systems both at home and abroad.

Added 1/2/2013
EU Law

EU Law

Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Professor Anu Bradford brings a rigorous, incisive approach to the study of international trade law and the European Union.

Added 1/2/2013
Financial Stability

Financial Stability

Jeffrey N. Gordon

Yielding to industry pressure, the SEC has punted on a crucial issue of financial stability reform. That is bad news for the future of our financial system.

Added 1/2/2013
Family Focused

Family Focused

Philip M. Genty & Jane M. Spinak

Professors Philip M. Genty and Jane M. Spinak look back on 30 years of family advocacy by Columbia Law School’s clinical program.

Added 9/17/2012

In Profile

Bruce L. Davis '79

Bruce L. Davis '79

With decades of experience in the field of technological innovation, Bruce L. Davis ’79 stays on the cutting edge.

Added 1/16/2013
Catherine R. McCabe '77

Catherine R. McCabe '77

Catherine R. McCabe ’77 uses her legal expertise to protect the environment she grew to love as a child.

Added 1/16/2013
John Saroff '04

John Saroff '04

John Saroff ’04 parlayed his legal background into a fulfilling career at the cutting edge of media.

Added 1/16/2013
Nancy Northup '88

Nancy Northup '88

Nancy Northup ’88, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, is expanding her organization's influence around the world.

Added 1/16/2013
Victoria Bjorklund '83

Victoria Bjorklund '83

Victoria Bjorklund ’83 takes pro bono work to new heights, providing help to nonprofit organizations both locally and across the globe.

Added 1/16/2013
Joel Mallin '60

Joel Mallin '60

Joel Mallin ’60 continues to nurture his life-long love of art, hosting thousands of visitors at his home each year to view his collection.

Added 1/15/2013

Questions Presented

Da Chen '90

Da Chen '90

Novelist and memoirist Da Chen ’90 left China for America in 1985 at the age of 23. Now the author of seven best-selling books, he reflects on his greatest inspiration and why he choose to attend law school.

Added 1/16/2013

Happenings

CIA General Counsel Holds Forum at Law School

Stephen W. Preston discussed how CIA activities are reviewed and approved during a closed-door forum.

Added 1/15/2013

Carol Liebman Wins Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Carol B. Liebman was one of five professors to receive the award from Columbia University.

Added 1/15/2013

Dean Addresses New Students at Orientation

Dean David M. Schizer stressed the unique benefits of a legal education.

Added 1/15/2013
Dean Schizer Leads Panel on State of the Economy

Dean Schizer Leads Panel on State of the Economy

While Reunion 2012 panelists agreed that the economy is hurting, each had their own preferred strategy for spurring growth.

Added 1/15/2013

Dean Schizer Tapped for NYC Bar Task Force

Dean David M. Schizer was recently named to the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession.

Added 1/15/2013
Former Israeli Prime Minister Visits Law School

Former Israeli Prime Minister Visits Law School

The Center for Israeli Legal Studies welcomed Ehud Olmert to Jerome Greene Hall as part of the Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Faculty-Student Intellectual Life Series.

Added 1/15/2013

Friends and Colleagues Gather to Honor Richard Gardner

More than 100 prominent graduates joined family and friends at a Law School celebration honoring Professor Richard N. Gardner, who retired from teaching in 2012.

Added 1/15/2013

Graetz Discusses Energy Policy at National Press Club

Professor Michael J. Graetz argued that the country’s energy policies have been stymied by political pandering and misguided initiatives.

Added 1/15/2013
Guha Delivers Lectures on the State of Indian Democracy

Guha Delivers Lectures on the State of Indian Democracy

The event was sponsored by the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair in Indian Constitutional Law and organized by Professor Jagdish Bhagwati.

Added 1/15/2013

Harvey Goldschmid Reappointed as IFRS Foundation Trustee

Professor Harvey J. Goldschmid ’65 is currently in his second term as a trustee for the IFRS Foundation, the oversight committee of the IASB.

Added 1/15/2013
Israeli Ambassador and Former Supreme Court President Visit Law School

Israeli Ambassador and Former Supreme Court President Visit Law School

Michael B. Oren spoke about the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, while Aharon Barak discussed human rights.

Added 1/15/2013

Law School Celebrates Reunion 2012

Graduates came together to reconnect and to reminisce about their times in Morningside Heights.

Added 1/15/2013

Law School Launches Center for International Arbitration

The new center further enhances the Law School’s long-standing position at the forefront of international arbitration teaching and scholarship.

Added 1/15/2013

Law School Student Earns Gold in London

Caryn Davies ’13 won her third Olympic medal this past summer as a member of the U.S. women’s rowing team.

Added 1/15/2013

Law School's NALSA Chapter Receives Top Honor

Columbia Law School student Precious Benally ’13 was also elected NNALSA president for 2012–2013.

Added 1/15/2013

Libyan and Tunisian Officials Discuss Transition

Kamal Bashir Dhan and Said Mechichi elaborated on the challenges their countries face when holding elections, drafting constitutions, and reforming previously existing laws.

Added 1/15/2013

Liebman and Cleveland Join U.S. Delegation to China

Professors Benjamin L. Liebman and Sarah H. Cleveland visited Beijing as part of the U.S. delegation for the U.S.-China Legal Experts Dialogue.

Added 1/15/2013
Madison and Shea Receive Wien Prize

Madison and Shea Receive Wien Prize

The awards ceremony highlighted the need for public service in law, with a special focus on the plight of those suffering post–Hurricane Sandy.

Added 1/15/2013

Metzger Discusses Tax Power at ABA Annual Meeting

Professor Gillian E. Metzger ’95 took part in a panel discussion on the limitations of congressional power during the 2012 American Bar Association Annual Meeting.

Added 1/15/2013
National Security Event Focuses on Combating Terrorism

National Security Event Focuses on Combating Terrorism

Mary Jo White ’74 stressed the need for a wide range of tools to address threats from al-Qaeda.

Added 1/15/2013

New Center to Highlight Public Law

The Center for Constitutional Governance will foster an interactive network of public law alumni and professionals.

Added 1/15/2013
Reunion 2012 Panel Focuses on Politicization of Litigation

Reunion 2012 Panel Focuses on Politicization of Litigation

Several graduates gathered to discuss how rising political and public pressures can impact the course of litigation and present an array of challenges for trial lawyers.

Added 1/15/2013

Richman Center Hosts Tax Reform Panel

Participants, including Professor Michael J. Graetz, discussed ideas for altering the U.S. tax code to advance the nation’s best interests.

Added 1/15/2013
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Files Brief in DOMA Case

Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Files Brief in DOMA Case

This past fall, the 2nd Circuit held that the statute violated the U.S. Constitution, and the U.S. Supreme Court announced in December that it will hear the case in 2013.

Added 1/15/2013
Tim Wu Honored by World Economic Forum

Tim Wu Honored by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum named Professor Tim Wu a 2012 Young Global Leader.

Added 1/15/2013
Class of 2012 Urged to Engage in Public Service

Class of 2012 Urged to Engage in Public Service

U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. ’83 delivered the keynote address at graduation celebrations.

Added 1/14/2013

Coffee and Graduates Serve on Task Force

Professor John C. Coffee Jr. and several alumni were selected as members of New York State’s Task Force on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century.

Added 1/14/2013
Former U.S. Attorney General Opens Friedmann Conference

Former U.S. Attorney General Opens Friedmann Conference

Former Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey kicked off the 38th annual Wolfgang Friedmann Conference in International Law at Columbia Law School.

Added 1/14/2013

Four Professors Join the Law School Faculty

Dean David M. Schizer has now added a total of 32 faculty members to the Law School in his more than eight years as dean.

Added 1/14/2013

Immigration Externship Program Honored by New York City Council

The New York City Council recognized Columbia Law School’s Immigration Defense Externship program during Immigration Heritage Week.

Added 1/14/2013
Justice Alito Visits Columbia Law School

Justice Alito Visits Columbia Law School

United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. served as the featured speaker at a conference on Burkean constitutionalism.

Added 1/14/2013

Law School Launches New Center Focused on Global Markets

The Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership will work to address practical issues in global finance.

Added 1/14/2013

Pistor Wins Prestigious Max Planck Award

Professor Katharina Pistor was recognized for her work on the regulation of international financial markets.

Added 1/14/2013

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In Memoriam

Bernadette Barnard '98

Bernadette Barnard ’98 was a corporate lawyer specializing in equity derivatives and securities. She was also founder of the Law School's DeVinimus wine tasting club.

Added 1/16/2013
David S. Smith '42

David S. Smith '42

David S. Smith ’42 was a former U.S. ambassador to Sweden and a decorated veteran who founded the International Fellows Program at Columbia University.

Added 1/16/2013
Donald W. Hoagland '48

Donald W. Hoagland '48

Donald W. Hoagland ’48 was a pioneer in Colorado’s pro bono legal services realm and an influential advocate for health care reform.

Added 1/16/2013

Edward N. Costikyan '49 LL.B.

Edward N. Costikyan ’49 LL.B. was a skilled attorney and pathbreaking leader in New York City politics who served as head of Manhattan’s Democratic Party in the 1960s.

Added 1/16/2013
Huyler C. Held '51 LL.B.

Huyler C. Held '51 LL.B.

Huyler C. Held ’51 LL.B. was a trusts and estates lawyer known for his unwavering commitment to numerous nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

Added 1/16/2013

Louis R. Tomson '64

Louis R. Tomson ’64 was a dedicated public servant who played a key role in the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Added 1/16/2013

Malcolm S. Mason '34 LL.B.

Malcolm S. Mason ’34 LL.B. was an expert in the field of federal grants law who brought a wealth of knowledge on grants and subsidies to several federal agencies throughout his career.

Added 1/16/2013

Martin Evans '49

Martin Evans ’49 was a distinguished New York State Supreme Court justice for more than 20 years.

Added 1/16/2013
Peter D. Ehrenhaft '57 LL.B.

Peter D. Ehrenhaft '57 LL.B.

Peter D. Ehrenhaft ’57 LL.B. was a gifted attorney who served as a senior law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court and as a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Added 1/16/2013

Robert Markewich '46

Robert Markewich ’46 was a New York City attorney who specialized in labor law, corporate litigation, and appellate matters.

Added 1/16/2013

Russell E. Train '48 LL.B.

Russell E. Train ’48 LL.B. was an ardent environmentalist who served as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and president of the World Wildlife Fund.

Added 1/16/2013

Thomas R. Farrell '52

Thomas R. Farrell ’52 was an accomplished attorney and political activist who served on Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign committee.

Added 1/16/2013

In Memoriam, Winter 2012

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

Added 1/15/2013