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January 2010

  U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara '93 to Speak about Federal Law Enforcement   
Preet Bharara '93, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, will appear Feb. 11 at Columbia Law School to speak about how federal prosecution is evolving in the 21st Century.
  
  Professor Nathaniel Persily Reacts to Supreme Court Decision on Corporate Spending in Elections   
Columbia Law School Professor Nathaniel Persily, one of the nation’s leading experts on election law, said Thursday the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, continued the pattern of justices striking down campaign finance reforms they found clashed with rights to free speech.
  
  Google-China Showdown Highlights Links between Web Freedom and World Trade, Says Professor Tim Wu   
Google's threats to shut down its China-based site because of censorship and cyber-attacks may ultimately prove more harmful to China than the Internet giant, said Columbia Law School Professor Tim Wu.
  
  Columbia Law School Students Raise Over $3,500 for Haiti Earthquake Relief   
Student groups at Columbia Law School have raised $2,000 to aid victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and will continue accepting donations at the school through Tuesday.
  
  First-Year Students Get Prized Freedom of Choice   
The first year of law school is typically marked by long hours of reading and studying after a full day of rigorous classes and events, but students at Columbia Law School are rewarded for their labors with the freedom of choice.
  
  Award-Winning Film Based on Guantanamo Bay Tribunals will be Shown at Law School   
A screening of The Response, an award-winning film about the Guantanamo Bay tribunals, will be held Jan. 20 at Columbia Law School in Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106, at 6 p.m., to be followed by a panel discussion featuring Associate Professor Matthew Waxman, who oversaw detainee affairs in the Bush administration.
  
  African-American and Mexican-American Enrollment at U.S. Law Schools Continues to Drop, Study Finds   
The percentage of African-American and Mexican-American students enrolled at U.S. law schools declined in the last 15 years, even though students in both groups improved their grades and LSAT scores, a new study finds.
  
  State and City Legal Expert Abbe Gluck Joins Law School as Associate Professor   
Gluck, who will teach Civil Procedure, Legislation and a seminar on health law, has researched and written about federalism, legislation and statutory interpretation, and the government’s role in health issues, particularly regarding the end of life.