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New Faculty, July 1, 2007

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Elizabeth Schmalz
eschma@law.columbia.edu

LAW ADDS FACULTY IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND CRIMINAL LAW

New York -Columbia University School of Law announced the addition of two distinguished scholars, Sarah H. Cleveland and Daniel C. Richman, to the faculty effective July 1, 2007. Cleveland is an expert on federal civil procedure, international human rights and labor rights, international law in U.S. Courts, and foreign relations and the Constitution. Richman brings his expertise in criminal procedure, evidence and federal criminal law.

Sarah H. Cleveland, the Marrs McLean Professor in Law at the University of Texas, is a noted expert on the role and relevance of using international laws in United States courts. She has testified before Congress on the appropriate use of international and foreign judgments in constitutional analysis and her article "Our International Constitution" in the Yale Journal of International Law, which proposes guidelines for using international law, is well on the way to becoming a seminal work in the field. Cleveland, a Rhodes Scholar, holds a baccalaureate degree from Brown University, a master's degree in British colonial history from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Yale.  She clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, and in 2003, served as an expert on a project sponsored by the ABA to draft transitional code for employment and labor in Afghanistan following fall of the Taliban. Cleveland serves on the Board of Editors of the Journal of International Economic Law, and is on the legal advisory committees of several human rights nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Justice and Accountability in San Francisco, and the International Labor Rights Fund and the Farmworker Justice Fund, both in Washington, D.C.

Daniel C. Richman, the Brendan Moore Professor in Advocacy at Fordham University Law School, is a recognized scholar in the areas of federal criminal law, prosecution, and evidence. A former chief appellate attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Richman has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice and the F.B.I., testified before a Senate subcommittee on Miranda warnings, and continues to offer expert testimony in various federal, international, and state criminal and civil matters. In 2004, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Richman as Chairman of Local Conditional Release Commission for the City of New York, a position in which he was credited with restoring integrity and order to an office that was being battered with negative press. Richman's scholarly writings include more than 30 law review articles. A former clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, Richman has a J.D. from Yale where he was Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and an undergraduate degree in history, summa cum laude, from Harvard.
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Sarah H. Cleveland
Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Foreign Relations and the Constitution
  • International Human Rights and Labor Rights
  • International Law in U.S. Courts

Education

  • A.B., Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa), 1987;
  • M.St., Lincoln College, Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), 1989;
  • J.D., Yale, 1992

Detailed Biography

Law Clerk, Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 1992-1993; Law Clerk, Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Supreme Court of the United States, 1993-1994; Skadden Fellow, Florida Legal Services, conducting impact litigation on behalf of Caribbean sugar cane workers and other migrant workers in the southeastern United States, 1994-1996. Joined University of Texas School of Law in 1997, received its Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000, became Marrs McLean Professor in Law, and was faculty director of the school's transnational workers rights clinic (2004-2007). Author or co-author of numerous amicus briefs and more than 20 law journal articles, book chapters, essays, comments, and reviews. Member, Legal Services Corporation's Erlenborn Commission to review the provision of legal services to aliens in the United States, 1999; Served as an expert on the Afghanistan Transitional Commercial Law Project Working Group, an ABA-sponsored project responsible for drafting a transitional labor and employment code for post-Taliban Afghanistan, 2003. Other professional activities include membership on the Board of Editors of the Journal of International Economic Law, and serving on the legal advisory committees of several human rights nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Justice and Accountability in San Francisco, and the International Labor Rights Fund and the Farmworker Justice Fund, both in Washington, D.C.


Daniel C. Richman
Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
  • Evidence
  • Federal Criminal Law

Education

  • A.B., Harvard (Phi Beta Kappa), 1980;
  • J.D., Yale, 1984. Note Editor, Yale Law Journal.

Detailed Biography

Law Clerk, Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1984-1985; Law Clerk, Justice Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States, 1985-1986; Associate, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, 1986-1987; Chief Appellate Attorney and Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1987-1992. Joined Fordham University School of Law in 1992, tenured in 1998, promoted to full professor in 2000 and named the Brendan Moore Professor in Advocacy in 2006; Visiting Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia, 1996-1997; and Visiting Professor, Columbia University School of Law, 2002. Other professional activities include Consultant, Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, 1997-2000; Independent Expert under the National Basketball Association/ National Basketball Players Association Anti-Drug Program, 2000-present; Peer Reviewer, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000-present; Chairman, Local Conditional Release Commission for the City of New York, 10/2004- 9/2005 (appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg); and Member, Homeland Security Policy Advisory Committee, Governor-Elect Eliot Spitzer, 2006.