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Three Moves Ahead

Three Moves Ahead

Amy Feldman

Students studying business law benefit from course offerings reflective of the demands placed on modern practitioners.

Added 10/16/2013
Should Law School at Columbia Be Three Years?

Should Law School at Columbia Be Three Years?

David M. Schizer

At Columbia Law school, the upper-year curriculum benefits from unmatched connections to the legal profession, interdisciplinary expertise, and a focus on comparative and international law.

Added 9/10/2013
Edward Soto

Edward Soto

Peter Kiefer

As the head of litigation at the Miami office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Edward Soto ’78 specializes in winning cases and serving his community.

Added 9/4/2013
Eric Eisner

Eric Eisner

Tim Fernholz

As founder of the Young Eisner Scholars program, Eric Eisner ’73 is helping kids from the roughest neighborhoods reach their full potential.

Added 9/4/2013
Minna Schrag

Minna Schrag

Aisha Labi

As a passionate advocate for the burgeoning field of transitional justice, Minna Schrag ’75 is adding new chapters to a diverse and distinguished career.

Added 9/4/2013
Tom Rogers

Tom Rogers

Seth Stevenson

As the president and CEO of TiVo, Tom Rogers ’79 is leading a charge to make television viewing a more personalized and enjoyable experience.

Added 9/4/2013
Keeping Focus

Keeping Focus

Anna Louie Sussman

Students working with Professors James S. Liebman, Katharina Pistor, and Susan P. Sturm are using their legal training to improve previously intractable situations.

Added 8/27/2013
Deep Divisions

Deep Divisions

Paula Span

With his most recent book, new faculty member Richard R.W. Brooks examines the sordid history and lasting impact of racially restrictive covenants.

Added 8/26/2013
Future, Tense

Future, Tense

Alexander Zaitchik

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, upper-year students at Columbia Law School are working with scientific experts and governments near and far to ensure that the city, country, and world are more prepared for the climate- and weather-related disasters of the future.

Added 8/26/2013
How Much Should We Know?

How Much Should We Know?

Elise Jordan

For upper-year students examining the issue of governmental transparency during an era marked by terror alerts and Twitter rumors, Columbia Law School offers access to a plethora of experienced practitioners and an international focus that is second to none.

Added 8/26/2013
Web Exclusive: Explore centers led by Professors Liebman, Sturm, and Pistor

Web Exclusive: Explore centers led by Professors Liebman, Sturm, and Pistor

Learn more about the centers led by Professors Liebman, Sturm, and Pistor.

Added 8/20/2013
Web Exclusive: Learn more about the Law School's innovative business courses

Web Exclusive: Learn more about the Law School's innovative business courses

Watch videos and explore materials from the Law School's innovative business courses.

Added 8/20/2013
Web Exclusive: Professor Brooks' work on race, inequality, and contracts

Web Exclusive: Professor Brooks' work on race, inequality, and contracts

Explore Professor Brooks' recent scholarship on race, inequality, and contracts.

Added 8/20/2013
Web Exclusive: Read Professor Jackson's Work on political spending disclosure and public companies

Web Exclusive: Read Professor Jackson's Work on political spending disclosure and public companies

Read the petition submitted to the SEC by Professor Robert J. Jackson Jr. and his colleagues, as well as select works on the disclosure of political spending by public companies.

Added 8/19/2013

Only on the Web

Join the Conversation: Should current national security policies be more or less transparent?

Join the Conversation: Should current national security policies be more or less transparent?

Should current national security policies be more or less transparent? Vote, see results, and leave a comment.

Added 9/16/2013
View More: President Obama Nominates Mary Jo White As SEC Chair

View More: President Obama Nominates Mary Jo White As SEC Chair

Watch a video of President Obama announcing his nomination of Mary Jo White '74 as SEC chair.

Added 8/19/2013
View More: See Photos from the 2013 Winter Luncheon

View More: See Photos from the 2013 Winter Luncheon

Literary agent Morton L. Janklow '53 and U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. '83 received this year's Medal for Excellence, the Law School's highest honor.

Added 8/19/2013

In Session

MarLa Duncan

MarLa Duncan

Duncan now begins her career on the other side of the bench, working as a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City.

Added 9/17/2013
Nate Cross

Nate Cross

After his Law School graduation—where he presented the class gift—Cross moved back to the West Coast to begin his legal career as an associate at O’Melveny & Myers’ Los Angeles office.

Added 9/16/2013
Lelise Gobena

Lelise Gobena

As the former Columbia Law School California Society co-president, Lelise Gobena '13 helped mentor incoming students from the West Coast.

Added 8/27/2013
Matthew Lemle Amsterdam

Matthew Lemle Amsterdam

Matthew Lemle Amsterdam ’13 has remained close to home while amassing an impressive background in public interest law.

Added 8/27/2013
Rohan Grey

Rohan Grey

Rohan Grey '14 created the eight-part series, titled Modern Money and Public Purpose, at Columbia Law School to help dispel basic myths about the relationship between law and macroeconomics.

Added 8/27/2013
Roxane Cassehgari

Roxane Cassehgari

Roxane Cassehgari '13 LL.M. spent a year in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, helping women who had experienced violence while receiving aid in various relief camps.

Added 8/27/2013
Historic Speech

Historic Speech

Kaitlin Bell Barnett

For First Amendment scholar Philip Hamburger, analysis of legal history serves to illuminate modern-day truths.

Added 8/26/2013
Leading the Way

Leading the Way

Joy Y. Wang

Professor Lori Fisler Damrosch seeks to engage a new generation of international law scholars.

Added 8/26/2013
Triple Threat

Triple Threat

Joy Y. Wang

Public law expert David Pozen has dedicated his career to understanding the complex workings of American government.

Added 8/26/2013
At Issue: Hydraulic Fracturing

At Issue: Hydraulic Fracturing

Thomas W. Merrill and David M. Schizer

A sound regulatory strategy will be critical to managing environmental risks in the process of achieving the economic and geopolitical benefits associated with hydraulic fracturing.

Added 8/21/2013

In Profile

Daniella Levine '83

Daniella Levine '83

The founder of Catalyst Miami, Daniella Levine '83 inspired her grandfather George M. Jaffin '26 to help establish the Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program many years ago.

Added 9/4/2013
Eric Michael David '96

Eric Michael David '96

Organovo co-founder and chief strategy officer Eric Michael David ’96 J.D., ’02 M.D. says that his company's goal of bioprinting fully composed and functional organs is about a decade away.

Added 9/4/2013
Joel Reynolds '78

Joel Reynolds '78

Joel Reynolds ’78, the western director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, grew up in Riverside, Calif., where he was aware of air pollution from an early age.

Added 9/4/2013
Luis Alberto Aninat '00 LL.M.

Luis Alberto Aninat '00 LL.M.

As a founding partner of Aninat Schwencke & Cía in Santiago, Chile, Luis Alberto Aninat ’00 LL.M. advises corporate clients, oversees litigation, and manages a growing law firm.

Added 9/4/2013
Michèle Stephenson '95

Michèle Stephenson '95

Sundance award winner Michèle Stephenson '95 turned the camera on their own family to explore how perceived stereotypes surrounding African-American boys can affect academic achievement.

Added 9/4/2013
Nyaguthii Chege '99

Nyaguthii Chege '99

Five Columbia Law School graduates have joined the faculty of Peking University's School of Transnational Law since it was founded in 2008.

Added 9/4/2013
R. Alta Charo '82

R. Alta Charo '82

For 30 years, bioethics expert R. Alta Charo ’82 has analyzed how the interplay between science and the law evolves.

Added 9/4/2013
Russell Gertmenian '72

Russell Gertmenian '72

Russell Gertmenian ’72, managing partner of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Columbus, Ohio, notes that moving to Ohio provided him with the potential to play a big role in a smaller city.

Added 9/4/2013
Stacy D. Phillips '83

Stacy D. Phillips '83

As the founder and managing principal of a small family law firm in Los Angeles, Stacy D. Phillips ’83 has represented a long list of celebrity clients in their high-profile divorce, paternity, and custody cases.

Added 9/4/2013
Yen D. Chu '97

Yen D. Chu '97

Yen D. Chu ’97 drew from her ability to adapt and quickly made a place for herself as the corporate and global compliance counsel for the luxury fashion brand Ralph Lauren.

Added 9/4/2013
Columbia Law School Hosts Young Eisner Scholars Program

Columbia Law School Hosts Young Eisner Scholars Program

Kelly Carroll

The NYC YES program recently completed summer sessions at William C. Warren Hall.

Added 8/20/2013

Questions Presented

Michael A. Cardozo '66

Michael A. Cardozo '66

Michael A. Cardozo ’66 has served as the corporation counsel for New York City since 2002. He oversees the New York City Law Department, which represents the city, elected officials, and various agencies.

Added 8/27/2013

Happenings

Briffault and Liebman Named to Commission on Public Corruption

Columbia Law School Professors Richard Briffault and Lance Liebman were recently appointed by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to serve on the state’s Commission to Investigate Public Corruption.

Added 9/3/2013

Cleveland Helps Tunisia Draft Constitution

Constitutional law expert Sarah H. Cleveland spent two days in Venice helping the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia draft its constitution.

Added 9/3/2013
Comey Tapped to Lead FBI

Comey Tapped to Lead FBI

Former Columbia Law School Lecturer-in-Law James B. Comey was recently named director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Added 9/3/2013
Conference Honors Clinics' 30th Anniversary

Conference Honors Clinics' 30th Anniversary

The Law School’s Family Law Clinics invited graduates and experts to Morningside Heights to discuss changes in clinical education and family advocacy.

Added 9/3/2013

Ginsburg Elected to Nation's Oldest Learned Society

Columbia Law School Professor Jane C. Ginsburg was recently elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society.

Added 9/3/2013

Graduates Selected for Deanships at Top U.S. Law Schools

Trevor W. Morrison ’98 and Mark D. West ’93 each recently earned deanships at top-tier law schools.

Added 9/3/2013

Janow to Serve as New Dean of SIPA

Merit E. Janow ’88 was named dean of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs this past spring.

Added 9/3/2013

Law School Hosts Prominent National Security Law Scholars

Columbia Law School recently welcomed current FBI Director James B. Comey, former U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter, and former Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State Harold Hongju Koh to Morningside Heights to share their vast experience and scholarship with the Law School community.

Added 9/3/2013

Millstein Center Hosts Forum on Governance

Columbia Law School’s Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership hosted the 8th annual Millstein Governance Forum this past summer in Morningside Heights.

Added 9/3/2013

New Center Will Promote Public Integrity

In August, Columbia Law School and the New York City Department of Investigation launched the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity.

Added 9/3/2013

Sanger Presents Distinguished Lecture on Post-Adoption Rights

Columbia Law School Professor Carol Sanger recently discussed the evolution of post-adoption visitation rights during her Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professorship Lecture in Family Law at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law.

Added 9/3/2013
U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Discusses the Rule of Law

U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Discusses the Rule of Law

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson visited the Law School to deliver a lecture on promoting peace, development, and human rights through the rule of law.

Added 9/3/2013
Weinstein and Buchman Receive Alumni Medals

Weinstein and Buchman Receive Alumni Medals

Judge Weinstein has served as a distinguished jurist on the federal bench for more than 45 years.

Added 9/3/2013

Abdus-Salaam Earns Seat on New York Court of Appeals

This past June, Sheila Abdus-Salaam ’77 was sworn in as the newest member of the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.

Added 8/28/2013
Bharara Urges Class of 2013 to Take Up Public Service

Bharara Urges Class of 2013 to Take Up Public Service

The U.S. Attorney for the southern district of new york asked graduates to dedicate five years of their careers to public service.

Added 8/28/2013
Bullock Begins Service as Montana Governor

Bullock Begins Service as Montana Governor

Columbia Law School graduate Steve Bullock ’94 was sworn in as Montana’s 24th governor earlier this year after serving four years as the state’s attorney general.

Added 8/28/2013

Center for Constitutional Governance Holds First Conference

Columbia Law School’s Center for Constitutional Governance hosted its first major conference this past spring.

Added 8/28/2013
Center on Corporate Governance Hosts Conference on Insider Trading

Center on Corporate Governance Hosts Conference on Insider Trading

The event honored former SEC Chairman and Columbia Law School Professor William L. Cary, who, in 1961, laid the foundation for the country’s current insider trading laws.

Added 8/28/2013

Dean Extends Ties With Peking University Law School

Columbia Law School Dean David M. Schizer and Peking University Law School Dean Zhang Shouwen signed a memorandum of understanding earlier this year to extend the longtime partnership between the two schools.

Added 8/28/2013

Graetz to Receive Tax Honor

Columbia Law School Professor Michael J. Graetz will receive the National Tax Association’s Daniel M. Holland Medal this November.

Added 8/28/2013
Israeli Ambassador Visits Law School

Israeli Ambassador Visits Law School

Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, presented his views on the country’s role as a Jewish state as part of the Law School’s Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Faculty-Student Intellectual Life Series.

Added 8/28/2013

Law School Launches Blue Sky Blog

The website is a forum where lawyers, scholars, and regulators can interact on matters relating to corporations and capital markets.

Added 8/28/2013

Law School Welcomes Anthea Roberts to Faculty

International law expert Anthea Roberts joined the Columbia Law School faculty this past summer.

Added 8/28/2013

Leonen Appointed to Supreme Court of the Philippines

Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has named Marvic Leonen ’04 LL.M. an associate justice of that country’s Supreme Court.

Added 8/28/2013

Rivera Begins Service at New York Court of Appeals

The New York State Senate recently confirmed Jenny Rivera '93 LL.M. as a judge on the New York Court of Appeals.

Added 8/28/2013
Verrilli & Janklow Receive Medal for Excellence

Verrilli & Janklow Receive Medal for Excellence

Literary agent Morton L. Janklow ’53 and U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. ’83 received the Columbia Law School Medal for Excellence, the Law School’s highest honor, at the 2013 Winter Luncheon.

Added 8/28/2013
White Takes Over as SEC Chair

White Takes Over as SEC Chair

The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in April.

Added 8/28/2013
Web Exclusive: Jan Eliasson's Remarks to Columbia Law School Students

Web Exclusive: Jan Eliasson's Remarks to Columbia Law School Students

Read remarks delivered by U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson for the Law School's Center on Global Governance.

Added 8/19/2013

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In Memoriam

James R. Grover Jr. '49

James R. Grover Jr. ’49 was a former U.S. congressman who dedicated his life to government at the local, state, and federal levels.

Added 8/26/2013

Theresa B. Stuchiner '47

Theresa B. Stuchiner ’47 was a leader in the field of employee benefits, as well as one of the first women to be named partner at a large benefit-consulting firm.

Added 8/26/2013

William R. Joseph '72

William R. Joseph ’72 was well known throughout Ohio for his lifelong work with many of the state’s cultural, artistic, and health care organizations.

Added 8/26/2013
William W. Featheringill '69

William W. Featheringill '69

William W. Featheringill ’69 was a leading entrepreneur in the health care and biotechnology fields.

Added 8/26/2013

Alfred J. Boulos '59

Alfred J. Boulos ’59 was an expert negotiator and adviser to governments and oil companies throughout the world.

Added 8/21/2013
Audrey L. Goldberg '59

Audrey L. Goldberg '59

Audrey L. Goldberg ’59 was a longtime in-house counsel for Pan American World Airways and one of the company’s first female corporate officers.

Added 8/21/2013
Edwin M. Zimmerman '49 LL.B.

Edwin M. Zimmerman '49 LL.B.

Edwin M. Zimmerman ’49 LL.B. was an antitrust law expert who served as head of the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division in the late 1960s.

Added 8/21/2013

In Memoriam, Fall 2013

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

Added 8/21/2013

Julius L. Chambers '64

Julius L. Chambers ’64 LL.M. was a dedicated champion of civil rights and the former director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Added 8/21/2013

Michael Marks Cohen '65 LL.B.

Michael Marks Cohen ’65 LL.B. was an expert in admiralty and maritime law, as well as a longtime lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School.

Added 8/21/2013
Michael P. Madow '82

Michael P. Madow '82

Michael P. Madow ’82 was a professor at Brooklyn Law School, as well as a renowned authority on First Amendment law and mass media law.

Added 8/21/2013

Richard M. Fairbanks III '69

Richard M. Fairbanks III ’69 was a former U.S. ambassador in charge of facilitating peace discussions between Israel and Egypt in the early 1980s.

Added 8/21/2013

Thomas Scheuer '53

Thomas Scheuer ’53 was a widely respected, highly skilled attorney and an active member of the Columbia Law School alumni community.

Added 8/21/2013
Arthur Chaskalson

Arthur Chaskalson

Arthur Chaskalson, a longtime Columbia Law School visiting professor, was an international champion of human rights and the first president of the South African Constitutional Court.

Added 8/20/2013