January 2009

  Winning Betts   
  2009 Manges Lecture   
David O. Carson, General Counsel of the U.S. Copyright Office, to give the Kernochan Center's Horace S. Manges Lecture.
  FDI Perspective No. 2   
The Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment has released its second Columbia FDI Perspective, “The Revised National Security Review Process for FDI in the U.S.”
  Philip Genty Made Honorary Professor at Macedonian Law School   
Columbia Law School Professor Philip Genty has been awarded the title Professor Honoris Causa by Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, for his work developing clinical education there.
  Professors Cleveland and Waxman, Faculty Experts on Guantanamo Bay   
In the expectation of an executive order from President Obama to close Guantanamo Bay, Professors Cleveland and Waxman are available to comment.
  Alumnus Jeh Johnson Picked to Serve in Department of Defense   
Columbia Law School alumnus Jeh C. Johnson '82 has been selected by President-elect Barack Obama as the nominee for general counsel of the Department of Defense. This post is the chief legal officer for the largest department of government in the world.
  Columbia Professors Offer New Proposal for Preventing Foreclosures   
The proposal, co-written by Professor Edward Morrison of Columbia Law School and Professors Christopher Mayer and Tomasz Piskorski of Columbia Business School, takes aim at privately securitized mortgages, which are at the core of the housing crisis, accounting for more than 50 percent of foreclosure starts.
  Columbia Law and Business School Professors on How to Prevent Foreclosures   
Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School professors offer a new joint proposal to stem foreclosures through loan modifications.
  Faculty Experts on Supreme Court Docket - January 2009   
Columbia Law School faculty legal experts and scholars in areas including voting rights, diversity and environmental law are available to discuss many of the cases before the United States Supreme Court this session. Some faculty members are involved in the cases being heard, as indicated.
  Two Columbians Named Skadden Fellows for 2009   
Law School student Carrie Acus Love '09 and recent graduate Tanaz Moghadam '08 will pursue two-year public service projects in the area of immigrants' rights with the support of the highly coveted fellowship.
  Professor Trevor Morrison '98 Appointed Associate Counsel to the President   
Morrison is a expert on executive branch legal interpretation, separation of powers and federalism.