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May 2012

  Carol Liebman Wins Prestigious Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award   
Professor Carol B. Liebman has been named a recipient of the 2012 Columbia University Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching, which honor faculty members for their part in maintaining the University’s longstanding reputation for educational excellence.
  
  Students Take Home Honors at World's Largest Moot Court Contest After Winning U.S. Nationals   
  
  Professors Franke and Goldberg Laud Obama’s Support for Marriage Equality   
President Barack Obama’s announcement of support for same-sex marriage today was praised by gender and sexuality law experts at Columbia Law School, who lauded the president’s shift in position on the contentious issue as a sign of hope in the battle over marriage equality in the United States.
  
  Columbia Law School to Hold Graduation Ceremony on May 17, 2012   
More than 700 J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. degree candidates will participate in Columbia Law School’s 151st graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 17, on the South Lawn of the Columbia University campus.
  
  Federal Judge Diane Wood and Pulitzer Prize–Winner Linda Greenhouse Featured at Colloquium on Courts   
Columbia Law School students and faculty gathered recently to discuss the inner workings of a collegial court with Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and Linda Greenhouse, a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times for more than three decades.
  
  Four Distinguished Scholars to Join Faculty   
Columbia Law School announces the addition of four distinguished scholars who will join the faculty July 1, 2012. Anu Bradford, most recently an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, is a renowned scholar of international law and international relations. Jessica Bulman-Pozen is a scholar and teacher of administrative law, antidiscrimination law, constitutional law, and federalism. She recently served as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. Jody Kraus, recently the David E. Kaufman & Leopold C. Glass Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a co-director of the Institute for Law and Philosophy, is a noted expert on contracts and commercial law. David Pozen, most recently a special adviser to the U.S. Department of State’s Legal Adviser, brings expertise in several areas of public law, and in nonprofit organizations.
  
  Public Interest Law Foundation's (PILF) Annual "Bid For Justice" Auction Raises Over $70,000   
  
  Students Choose Professor Robert J. Jackson Jr. as Teacher of the Year   
Robert J. Jackson Jr., a prominent expert on executive compensation and corporate governance, has been awarded the 2012 Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching, an annual acknowledgment of gifted teaching that is awarded by the graduating classes.
  
  Carol Sanger Delivers Marks Lecture at University of Arizona's Law School   
Carol Sanger, the Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, spoke about abortion as a medical issue, a political issue, and a legal issue in a talk titled "About Abortion: Meaning and Methodology," for the 32nd Isaac Marks Memorial Lecture at the University of Arizona’s James F. Rogers College of Law.
  
  Columbia Law School Investigation Uncovers New Evidence Suggesting Texas Executed Innocent Man   
  
  Innovative Partnership Caps Richman Center’s First Year   
The Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy ended its highly successful first year by announcing a partnership with Intelligence Squared U.S., an Oxford-style debate series, to co-sponsor two debates on important public issues. The first debate will take place on Oct. 24, 2012, at the Kaufman Center in New York City as part of the debate series’ fall 2012 season. Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia Business School, will be one of the four panelists discussing domestic tax policy. A second debate will be held in the spring of 2013.
  
  Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Students Secure Asylum for Gay Woman From Peru   
The four students representing the Peruvian woman prove her credible fear of persecution in her homeland.
  
  The Earth Institute Elects Professor Michael Gerrard as Associate Chair of the Faculty   
The director of the Columbia Center for Climate Change Law aims to help advance interdisciplinary collaboration among the Earth Institute’s diverse faculty.
  
  Robert E. Scott Named President-Elect of American Law and Economics Association   
The distinguished professor will oversee the organization's annual conference when Columbia Law School hosts the event in 2014.