New York, Aug. 30, 2012—The new classes of Columbia Law School arrived on campus for orientation, a two-day program that introduced students to fellow classmates, professors, administrators, and all that lies ahead.
- Anu Bradford is a scholar of international trade law, international antitrust law, and European Union law. She joins us from the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as an assistant professor. She has served as an advisor on economic policy in the Parliament of Finland and as an expert assistant to a member of the European Parliament.
- Jessica Bulman-Pozen is a scholar and teacher of administrative law, anti-discrimination law, constitutional law, and federalism. She was previously an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel.
- Jody Kraus, a noted expert on contracts, commercial law, philosophy of law, jurisprudence, and law and economics joins us from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He holds a dual appointment to the Columbia University Arts and Sciences faculty in philosophy.
David Pozen was most recently a special adviser to the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser and brings expertise in public international law, constitutional law, and nonprofit organizations.
Three Faculty Members Receive Tenure
- Jamal Greene, a constitutional law scholar who joined the faculty in 2008, teaches and writes about constitutional law, constitutional theory, and federalism.
- Olati Johnson,who has twice recognized by a student vote as the “Public Interest Professor of the Year,” is an expert in anti-discrimination law, constitutional law, civil procedure, and administrative law.
- Matthew Waxman, who joined the faculty in 2007, is an expert in national security law, international law, and domestic and legal aspects of combatting terrorism. He has served in senior level positions at the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Council.
- The Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership will study the global financial market, interdependent actors, and the interdependence of world economies. Building on the Law School’s longstanding strength in the field of corporate law, the center will conduct timely research on crucial real-world issues, including the restoration of public trust in the market and the appropriate relationship between investors and corporations. Ira M. Millstein, a senior partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City, will bring his expertise on government regulation and antitrust law to the center. The center will be co-directed by Jeffrey N. Gordon, the Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law and co-director of the Richman Center for Business, Law & Public Policy; and Professor Robert. J. Jackson Jr., the Milton Handler Fellow at Columbia Law School.
- The Center for Constitutional Governance will bring together a formidable roster of constitutional scholars who are deeplyengaged in the study of governmental structure and relationships, including experts on separation of powers and issues of federalism. The center will sponsor cutting-edge workshops and conferences on crucial matters in the field of constitutional law and will attract visiting scholars with a shared interest in the field of constitutional governance. Gillian E. Metzger ’95, the Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law and vice dean of Columbia Law School, and Trevor W. Morrison ’98, the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and co-director of the Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security, will serve as co-directors of this new center. Metzger writes often about administrative law issues and federalism, and Morrison’s scholarship focuses on separation of powers, with special attention given to issues of executive authority.
The Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration Law will further the teaching and study of international arbitration, building on the Law School’s considerable expertise in this area of legal practice. The new center will be led by George A. Bermann ’75 LL.M., the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, the Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, and co-director of European Legal Studies.