June 2012

  Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Report on Policy Changes to Improve Lives of LGBT Seniors   
Older LGBT Americans often face discrimination, mistreatment, and social isolation due to their sexual orientation. A new report released today by the Columbia Law School Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic outlines policy changes states can make to improve the lives of LGBT seniors. The report, “Elder Equality: A Roadmap for Supporting and Protecting LBGT Seniors,” focuses on caregiving, housing, and health care programs in Florida and also provides a set of recommendations advocates throughout the country can adopt and/or tailor to their individual states.
  Top Experts, Government Officials, and Scholars to Discuss Antitrust Issues   
Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association are co-sponsoring a conference that will explore the growing importance of competition and consumer protection law in the financial services industry.
  Chinese Judges Study U.S. Legal System in Classroom and Courts   
  John Coffee Jr. Delivers Presentation on Systemic Risk and the Dodd-Frank Act to 2nd Circuit Judges   
  John Coffee Jr. Testifies on Capitol Hill About Facebook, IPOs, and Securities Regulation   
  Firm Founded by Steven Epstein ’68 Receives Award for Excellence   
The law firm Epstein Becker & Green, founded by Steven Epstein ’68, has received the 2012 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in the Health Care category. The Chambers USA Awards for Excellence are based on research for the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and reflect law firms’ preeminence in key practice areas.
  Professor Jeffrey Gordon Submits Congressional Testimony on Money Market Mutual Fund Reform   
  Supreme Court Health Care Ruling a Defining Moment for Roberts Court, Law School Experts Say   
  Graduates Who Live and Work in Israel Attend Law School Reception in Tel Aviv   
Dozens of Law School graduates joined Dean David M. Schizer and Professor Zohar Goshen in Tel Aviv recently for a cocktail reception organized by the Columbia Law School Association.