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January 2013

  Honduran Man Wins Asylum in the United States with the Help of Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic   
  
  Human Rights Institute Project Meets to Discuss Legal Standards in Armed Conflicts   
  
  The Brussels Effect: The Rise of a Regulatory Superstate in Europe   
The European Union has made headlines recently as it struggles to deal with the global financial crisis and its impact on EU member nations. But Columbia Law School Professor Anu Bradford is drawing attention to the economic and political union for a different reason: Its outsized and underestimated ability to influence worldwide markets through the adoption of its regulatory and legal framework.
  
  International Chamber of Commerce Appoints Prof. George Bermann Member of Governing Board   
Columbia Law School Professor George A. Bermann ’75 LL.M., the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, has been appointed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) as one of five outside members of the newly established "Governing Board" of the ICC Court of International Arbitration.
  
  Jenny Rivera ’93 LL.M. Graduate Nominated to State Appellate Court   
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today nominated Jenny Rivera ’93 LL.M. to fill a vacancy on the New York State Court of Appeals. Rivera is a professor at the City University of New York School of Law. A New York native, she earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Columbia Law School in 1993, where she concentrated on constitutional and feminist theory.
  
  Career Services Counselors Help Students Determine a Path That Will Lead to a Rewarding Career   
Petal Modeste’s appointment as the Law School’s dean of Career Services nearly three and a half years ago coincided with an inauspicious moment in the recent history of legal recruitment. The unraveling of the global economy had forced firms to rein in hiring, leaving promising young attorneys nationwide to face uncertain job prospects.
  
  Prof. Mike Gerrard on President Obama's Climate Change Remarks   
  
  New Spring Semester Courses Debut   
  
  Mary Jo White ’74 Nominated by President Barack Obama to Head SEC   
  
  Columbia Law School Launches Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets   
Columbia Law School announces the launch of the CLS Blue Sky Blog, a blog on corporations and the capital markets. The CLS Blue Sky Blog offers analysis of noteworthy developments in the worlds of financial reform, securities regulation, corporate governance, and more. It also collects in a special column—called the “Filter”—each business day’s five most interesting news items or blog posts.
  
  Former Deputy Attorney General Joins Columbia Law School as Hertog Fellow in National Security Law   
  
  Paul, Weiss Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team Excels at Regional Competition