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June 2013

  Deconstructing the Financial Crisis   
Columbia Law School Associate Professor Kathryn Judge's impact on legal scholarship began in law school; a note on copyright she published in the Stanford Law Review as a third-year student helped land her on a list of the most cited law professors in a 2012 study—eight years after she graduated.
  
  Three Columbia Law School Graduates Awarded Prestigious Fellowships   
Three Columbia Law School students have been awarded prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowships that will allow them to spend two years pursuing public interest projects they designed.
  
  Professor Edward Lloyd Honored by New Jersey Work Environment Council   
Columbia Law School Professor Edward Lloyd, an activist and scholar with expertise in environmental law issues and citizen suit litigation, was honored by the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) for his dedicated work in environmental law at its 11th annual awards reception on June 7.
  
  Three Columbia Law School Professors Tackle Marriage Reform in Anthology   
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to make decisions in two landmark cases challenging legal restrictions on marriage between same-sex couples, debates over the institution of marriage and the status of non-marital relationships are escalating across the nation. Three Columbia Law School professors add their voices to the conversation in Marriage at the Crossroads: Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of Twenty-First-Century Families, an anthology of fifteen essays on contemporary issues in marriage law authored by leading social scientists and legal scholars.
  
  Millstein Governance Forum Debuts at Columbia Law School   
More than 200 leading institutional investors, corporate directors and executives, regulators, academics, and other corporate governance experts and practitioners will gather at Columbia Law School June 24-25 for the 8th annual Millstein Governance Forum, "Corporate Governance in the New 'Normal': The Impact of New Patterns of Corporate Ownership."
  
  Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Expresses Concern Over Election of Brazilian Human Rights Leader   
Columbia Law School's Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, along with legal clinics from Cornell Law School and the University of Miami School of Law, has written an open letter expressing concern about the recent election of Marco Feliciano as president of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies' Human Rights and Minorities Commission (HRMC) because of Feliciano's anti-gay and racially biased statements.
  
  James B. Comey, Hertog Fellow in National Security Law, Tapped to Lead FBI   
James B. Comey, a lecturer-in-law, senior research scholar, and the Hertog Fellow in National Security Law at Columbia Law School, was nominated by President Barack Obama today to become the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  
  Reflections on Fisher v. University of Texas By Professor Theodore M. Shaw '79   
  
  Columbia Law School’s Millstein Center Names Rising Stars of Corporate Governance for 2013   
The Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School announced today the recipients of its fifth annual Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award. The award recognizes global corporate governance professionals under the age of 40 who are making their mark as outstanding analysts, experts, directors, managers, or advocates. The awardees were honored at a reception on June 24 at Columbia University as part of the eighth annual Millstein Governance Forum.
  
  Columbia Law School Professors Weigh in on High Court's Affirmative Action Ruling   
The U.S. Supreme Court has directed lower courts to re-examine whether a race-based admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin should survive constitutional scrutiny. The 7-1 decision reignites debates over the consideration of race in higher education. Several Columbia Law School professors who are leading experts on civil rights are contributing to the national conversation.
  
  Professor Michael J. Graetz Delivers Speech on Tax Reform, Receives Award   
New York, June 25, 2013—As the U.S. marks 100 years since the passage of the income tax-codifying 16th Amendment, Professor Michael J. Graetz delivered a speech at The National Press Club making the case for reforms including a value-added tax (VAT) that would effectively act as a national sales tax.
  
  Columbia Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law Hails Marriage Decisions   
Professors Suzanne B. Goldberg and Katherine M. Franke of Columbia Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions today striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and leaving in place a lower court ruling that had invalidated California's Proposition 8, which took the right to marry away from same-sex couples in that state.