Students studying business law benefit from course offerings reflective of the demands placed on modern practitioners.
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.
As the head of litigation at the Miami office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Edward Soto ’78 specializes in winning cases and serving his community.
As founder of the Young Eisner Scholars program, Eric Eisner ’73 is helping kids from the roughest neighborhoods reach their full potential.
As a passionate advocate for the burgeoning field of transitional justice, Minna Schrag ’75 is adding new chapters to a diverse and distinguished career.
As the president and CEO of TiVo, Tom Rogers ’79 is leading a charge to make television viewing a more personalized and enjoyable experience.
Students working with Professors James S. Liebman, Katharina Pistor, and Susan P. Sturm are using their legal training to improve previously intractable situations.
With his most recent book, new faculty member Richard R.W. Brooks examines the sordid history and lasting impact of racially restrictive covenants.
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.
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.
Learn more about the centers led by Professors Liebman, Sturm, and Pistor.
Watch videos and explore materials from the Law School's innovative business courses.
Explore Professor Brooks' recent scholarship on race, inequality, and contracts.
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.
Should current national security policies be more or less transparent? Vote, see results, and leave a comment.
Watch a video of President Obama announcing his nomination of Mary Jo White '74 as SEC chair.
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.
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.
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.
As the former Columbia Law School California Society co-president, Lelise Gobena '13 helped mentor incoming students from the West Coast.
Matthew Lemle Amsterdam ’13 has remained close to home while amassing an impressive background in public interest law.
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.
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.
For First Amendment scholar Philip Hamburger, analysis of legal history serves to illuminate modern-day truths.
Professor Lori Fisler Damrosch seeks to engage a new generation of international law scholars.
Public law expert David Pozen has dedicated his career to understanding the complex workings of American government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five Columbia Law School graduates have joined the faculty of Peking University's School of Transnational Law since it was founded in 2008.
For 30 years, bioethics expert R. Alta Charo ’82 has analyzed how the interplay between science and the law evolves.
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.
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.
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.
The NYC YES program recently completed summer sessions at William C. Warren Hall.
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.
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.
Constitutional law expert Sarah H. Cleveland spent two days in Venice helping the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia draft its constitution.
Former Columbia Law School Lecturer-in-Law James B. Comey was recently named director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Law School’s Family Law Clinics invited graduates and experts to Morningside Heights to discuss changes in clinical education and family advocacy.
Columbia Law School Professor Jane C. Ginsburg was recently elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society.
Trevor W. Morrison ’98 and Mark D. West ’93 each recently earned deanships at top-tier law schools.
Merit E. Janow ’88 was named dean of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs this past spring.
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.
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.
In August, Columbia Law School and the New York City Department of Investigation launched the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity.
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.
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.
Judge Weinstein has served as a distinguished jurist on the federal bench for more than 45 years.
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.
The U.S. Attorney for the southern district of new york asked graduates to dedicate five years of their careers to public service.
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.
Columbia Law School’s Center for Constitutional Governance hosted its first major conference this past spring.
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.
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.
Columbia Law School Professor Michael J. Graetz will receive the National Tax Association’s Daniel M. Holland Medal this November.
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.
The website is a forum where lawyers, scholars, and regulators can interact on matters relating to corporations and capital markets.
International law expert Anthea Roberts joined the Columbia Law School faculty this past summer.
Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has named Marvic Leonen ’04 LL.M. an associate justice of that country’s Supreme Court.
The New York State Senate recently confirmed Jenny Rivera '93 LL.M. as a judge on the New York Court of Appeals.
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.
The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in April.
Read remarks delivered by U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson for the Law School's Center on Global Governance.
James R. Grover Jr. ’49 was a former U.S. congressman who dedicated his life to government at the local, state, and federal levels.
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.
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.
William W. Featheringill ’69 was a leading entrepreneur in the health care and biotechnology fields.
Alfred J. Boulos ’59 was an expert negotiator and adviser to governments and oil companies throughout the world.
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.
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.
The Columbia Law School community extends its deepest sympathy to the loved ones of recently deceased alumni, faculty, and friends
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas Scheuer ’53 was a widely respected, highly skilled attorney and an active member of the Columbia Law School alumni community.
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.