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August 2007

  Class of 2010 Hits Columbia Law School Campus for Orientation   
The members of the Class of 2010 converged on the Columbia Law School campus this week for a two-day orientation, and then jumped right into their foundation curriculum, starting with Columbia's distinctive Legal Methods course. The Class of 2010 was culled from among 7,292 applicants. Among those who enrolled, 48 percent are women, 33 percent are minorities and 7 percent are international students, said E. Nkonye Iwerebon '93, Columbia Law School dean of admissions.
  
  Columbia Law School's New Students to Dive into Legal Methods   
Every year at this time, shortly after the start of orientation, Columbia Law School’s newest students jump into a twice-daily, 20-hour-per-week intensive introduction to the study of law.
  
  Bush's Iraq Battles Among Subjects of New Law Courses   
Congress's battles with the Bush administration over the power to conduct war against Iraq and against terrorists are among the subjects of some timely new courses that Columbia Law School will offer in the coming academic year. Personal responsibility in business practices, the legal issues of Internet-based commerce, and some recent U.S. Supreme Court cases, including same sex marriage and school desegregation, will also be covered in the new courses.
  
  Columbia Law School Sets New Fundraising Record   
Columbia Law School recorded its highest level of philanthropic support during the past fiscal year, raising more than $37 million, Dean David Schizer announced today.
  
  Columbia Law School Students Challenge Police Misconduct   
For the past three years, a small team of Columbia Law School students has been doing the slow, steady work of documenting and reporting allegations of police misconduct. The students are put in contact with complainants through the Community Oversight of Police Program (COPP) established in 2004. Their mission is to help complainants of alleged abuse navigate the bureaucracy of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) – a 13-member group that looks into police misconduct – and to provide legal representation at CCRB hearings.
  
  Los flujos de inversión extranjera directa (IED) global se mantendrán en   
  
  New Report Analyzes Foreign Direct Investment Trends   
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and the Columbia Program on International Investment (CPII) will release World Investment Prospects to 2011: Foreign Direct Investment and the Challenge of Political Risk, during a press conference at Columbia Law School on Sept. 5, 2007.
  
  Nouveau Rapport Analyse l'Investissement Direct Etranger   
L’Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) en association avec le Columbia Program on International Investment (CPII) présenteront un rapport intitulé « World Investment Prospects to 2011: Foreign Direct Investment and the Challenge of Political Risk », au cours d’une conférence de presse à Columbia Law School, le 5 septembre 2007. Le rapport offre la première évaluation et analyse bien informée des flux de l’investissement direct étranger (IDE) en 2006 et présente des prévisions pour 2007 - 2011 sur un plan régional et mondial, ainsi que pour les principaux pays destinataires de l'IDE.
  
  Les flux mondiaux de l’IDE déclineront en 2008 après un nouveau record   
  
  Los flujos de IED en América Latina están listos para tener un fuerte   
  
  Columbia Law School Launches AltLaw.org   
Aiming to make federal case law fast and easy to search, more accessible to the public – and free – Columbia Law School and the University of Colorado Law School have launched a new Web site called AltLaw.org that has the potential to dramatically change the national landscape of case law resources.
  
  Alumna Named Death Penalty Clinic Fellow   
Columbia Law School alumna Kate Weisburd ’05 has been named the first Death Penalty Clinic Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Law-Boalt Hall, the clinic’s director, Elisabeth Semel, announced. Weisburd arrives at the clinic after a two-year stint clerking in Sacramento for U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ’58, another Columbia Law School graduate.
  
  World Wide Junior Corporate Scholar Forum 2008   
Columbia Law School announces the second writing competition for junior legal scholars, called the World Wide Junior Corporate Scholar Forum. The competition is open to law faculty with less than eight years teaching experience. This year’s competition is open only to papers that explore corporate governance issues of emerging markets, including but not limited to, Brazil, Russia, India, and Greater China (BRIC).
  
  Flying Horses, Tightrope Walkers and Other Campus Icons   
Columbia Law School’s campus houses some of New York City’s finest outdoor art works. For students new to Morningside Heights, or for returning students who have always wondered just what that sculpture flying in front of the Law School building is, here’s a look at a few of the famous icons on Revson Plaza.
  
  Orientation Events Quirky and Serious Welcome Class of 2010   
Columbia Law School’s entering class of 2010 will get their first taste of the law and Columbia during a two-day orientation that begins Monday, August 13. The two-day formal program starts off several weeks of events designed to expose students to all that Columbia, New York City and the legal profession offer.
  
  Columbia Law Alumna Wins Fulbright   
Columbia Law School alumna Jodie Adams Kirshner ’06 has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at Cambridge University in England for the coming academic year.
  
  Law School Alum New S. Korea Ambassador to U.N.   
South Korea President Roh Moo-hyun has named Columbia Law School graduate Kim Hyun-chong the new ambassador to the United Nations in New York, as part of a reshuffling of President Roh’s cabinet announced this week.
  
  Record Seven New Faculty for Law School   
Seven new full-time professors with expertise in terrorism, national security, human rights law, international economics, criminal law, elections law and other issues shaping the future of domestic and international public law join Columbia Law School’s world-class faculty this 2008 academic year.
  
  Wu's Paper on Broader Wireless Access Lauded by FCC   
Columbia Law School professor Timothy Wu’s recent academic paper on wireless carriers was cited for its “immediate and forceful influence on policy’’ by Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps.
  
  Goldschmid Named to Board of New Regulatory Agency   
Professor Harvey Goldschmid to serve on the board of governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.