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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During an era of great economic uncertainty, Goldman Sachs attorney David Greenwald ’83 has honed an invaluable expertise in financial regulatory reform.
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.
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.
Read news updates from major media outlets on territorial conflicts in the South China Sea.
See images of Columbia Law School graduates featured in the Winter 2012 cover story, "The Leading Edge."
See photos from Ramachandra Guha's visit to Columbia Law School and the three lectures he delivered on Indian society.
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.
Former U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey kicked off the 38th Annual Wolfgang Friedmann Conference in International Law at Columbia Law School.
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.
Dean David M. Schizer discusses the generous support provided by graduates and friends of Columbia Law School.
Adam Brunk ’13 helped train more than 120 high school students as vice president of the High School Law Institute.
As a member of the Law School's Peer Mentoring Program, David He ’13 is committed to helping and advising new students.
As a summer associate at Credit Suisse, Gabrielle Wolf ’13 witnessed the impact securities law can have on people’s lives.
Merim Razbaeva ’13 LL.M. is focused on gaining the legal expertise necessary to facilitate development in her native Kyrgyzstan and the Eurasian region.
Professor C. Scott Hemphill connects scholarship with government service as head of New York's Antitrust Bureau.
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.
Professor Anu Bradford brings a rigorous, incisive approach to the study of international trade law and the European Union.
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.
With decades of experience in the field of technological innovation, Bruce L. Davis ’79 stays on the cutting edge.
Catherine R. McCabe ’77 uses her legal expertise to protect the environment she grew to love as a child.
John Saroff ’04 parlayed his legal background into a fulfilling career at the cutting edge of media.
Nancy Northup ’88, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, is expanding her organization's influence around the world.
Victoria Bjorklund ’83 takes pro bono work to new heights, providing help to nonprofit organizations both locally and across the globe.
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.
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.
Stephen W. Preston discussed how CIA activities are reviewed and approved during a closed-door forum.
Professor Carol B. Liebman was one of five professors to receive the award from Columbia University.
Dean David M. Schizer stressed the unique benefits of a legal education.
While Reunion 2012 panelists agreed that the economy is hurting, each had their own preferred strategy for spurring growth.
Dean David M. Schizer was recently named to the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession.
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.
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.
Professor Michael J. Graetz argued that the country’s energy policies have been stymied by political pandering and misguided initiatives.
The event was sponsored by the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair in Indian Constitutional Law and organized by Professor Jagdish Bhagwati.
Professor Harvey J. Goldschmid ’65 is currently in his second term as a trustee for the IFRS Foundation, the oversight committee of the IASB.
Michael B. Oren spoke about the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, while Aharon Barak discussed human rights.
Graduates came together to reconnect and to reminisce about their times in Morningside Heights.
The new center further enhances the Law School’s long-standing position at the forefront of international arbitration teaching and scholarship.
Caryn Davies ’13 won her third Olympic medal this past summer as a member of the U.S. women’s rowing team.
Columbia Law School student Precious Benally ’13 was also elected NNALSA president for 2012–2013.
Kamal Bashir Dhan and Said Mechichi elaborated on the challenges their countries face when holding elections, drafting constitutions, and reforming previously existing laws.
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.
The awards ceremony highlighted the need for public service in law, with a special focus on the plight of those suffering post–Hurricane Sandy.
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.
Mary Jo White ’74 stressed the need for a wide range of tools to address threats from al-Qaeda.
The Center for Constitutional Governance will foster an interactive network of public law alumni and professionals.
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.
Participants, including Professor Michael J. Graetz, discussed ideas for altering the U.S. tax code to advance the nation’s best interests.
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.
The World Economic Forum named Professor Tim Wu a 2012 Young Global Leader.
U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. ’83 delivered the keynote address at graduation celebrations.
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.
Former Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey kicked off the 38th annual Wolfgang Friedmann Conference in International Law at Columbia Law School.
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.
The New York City Council recognized Columbia Law School’s Immigration Defense Externship program during Immigration Heritage Week.
United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. served as the featured speaker at a conference on Burkean constitutionalism.
The Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership will work to address practical issues in global finance.
Professor Katharina Pistor was recognized for her work on the regulation of international financial markets.
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.
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.
Donald W. Hoagland ’48 was a pioneer in Colorado’s pro bono legal services realm and an influential advocate for health care reform.
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.
Huyler C. Held ’51 LL.B. was a trusts and estates lawyer known for his unwavering commitment to numerous nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.
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.
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.
Martin Evans ’49 was a distinguished New York State Supreme Court justice for more than 20 years.
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.
Robert Markewich ’46 was a New York City attorney who specialized in labor law, corporate litigation, and appellate matters.
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.
Thomas R. Farrell ’52 was an accomplished attorney and political activist who served on Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign committee.