Visiting scholars, civil rights leaders and Columbia Law School professors assembled at Jerome Greene Hall last week for discussions on race in America after the historic election of the country's first African-American president.
La Clínica de Derechos Humanos de la Facultad de Derecho de Columbia, el Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional (CEJIL), el Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico-Haitianas (MUDHA), y el Grupo de Apoyo a los Repatriados y Refugiados (GARR) sometieron en conjunto una demanda legal histórica a nombre de veintiocho haitianos/as y dominicanos/as de ascendencia haitiana en contra de la República Dominicana.
James Tierney, director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School, is available to speak with media about Cuomo v. Clearing House Association. At issue is whether New York and other states are able to investigate potential racial discrimination in the lending practices of national banks and their affiliates.
Lowenstein, an eminent scholar, professor, and philanthropist who began his illustrious career as a corporate lawyer in New York and became one of the countrys most influential critics of financial misconduct on Wall Street, died on April 18 in New York at age 83 from pancreatic cancer.
The Massachusetts Parole Board agreed to give Bruce Wilborn, an openly gay inmate, a new parole hearing to settle the sexual orientation discrimination charges he brought against the board more than a year ago. Columbia Law Schools Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic and the law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP serve as counsel for Wilborn.
Gerard Lynch '75, the Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and a federal district judge for the Southern District of New York since 2000, has been nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Columbia Law School students have recognized Professor Johnson for her support for and inspiration to the public interest community. Johnson received the Public Interest Professor of the Year award at Social Justice Program's Public Interest Honors Dinner.
Charles Fried, the Nathaniel Fensterstock Visiting Professor of Law, revisited the arguments he made more than 15 years ago in a landmark Supreme Court case that helped establish rules governing the use of scientific evidence in court.