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December 2008

  Center for Climate Change Law Launched at Columbia   
Columbia Law School is launching a major initiative to advance an effective legal response to climate change, and push forward the requisite alterations in behavior of government, corporations, non-profits and individuals. Michael B. Gerrard, a leading voice in climate change law and partner in the Environmental Practice Group at Arnold & Porter LLP, joins Columbia Law School's faculty as professor of professional practice and director of the new Center, effective January 2009.
  
  Regulating Laws And Pollution In China   
Benjamin van Rooij, Senior Lecturer at the Van Vollenhoven Institute at Leiden University, delivered his talk, “Regulating Laws and Pollution in China,” sponsored by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies at the Law School.
  
  Prof. Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw Wins Two Distinguished Fellowships   
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, a 2008 recipient of the distinguished Fletcher Fellowship, will accept the award on December 17. Crenshaw has also been awarded a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University to study race in America.
  
  Columbia Law School Co-Sponsors A National Forum on Innovation And Collaboration   
More than 350 noted presidents, educators, practitioners, policymakers, leaders of education initiatives and researchers from around the country gathered for the groundbreaking conference to learn more about the nation’s most innovative programs on diversity and reconnecting higher education to its public mission.
  
  Sex and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum Grant for Gay, HIV-Positive Ivoirian   
Columbia Law School's Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic secured asylum for a gay, HIV-positive man who feared persecution if forced to return to the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in West Africa.
  
  Professors Tierney And Mann Speak At National Attorneys General Meeting   
Professors Ronald Mann and James Tierney of Columbia Law School are addressing the role of attorneys general in economic regulation the 2008 winter meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General, December 2-5 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  
  Tierney Says Illinois Attorney General Can Take Action in Blagojevich Controversy   
James Tierney, director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School, says Attorney General Lisa Madigan can petition for the removal of Governor Rod Blagojevich from office.
  
  Columbia Law School Hosts Alliance of Youth Movements Summit   
Columbia Law School Professor Matthew Waxman kicked off the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit today with welcoming remarks that were simulcast around the world. The summit, a collaborative effort that has brought together titans of digital media, staples of popular culture, international human rights organizations and the U.S. government, is hosted by Columbia Law School.