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August 2014

  Wilfred Feinberg, Venerable Federal Jurist and Distinguished Law School Alumnus, Dies at Age 94   
Wilfred "Bill" Feinberg, a venerable federal jurist who served on the bench for more than five decades, passed away on July 30, 2014, at the age of 94.
  
  New Courses, Clinics, and Externships Debut at Columbia Law School   
Foundational courses are a fact of life for first-year law students, but after tackling required subjects like civil procedure, contracts, and torts, future lawyers at Columbia Law School can choose from curricular offerings designed to help connect the practice of law to the world’s most pressing problems.
  
  Tejas Narechania '11 Awarded U.S. Supreme Court Clerkship   
Tejas Narechania, a 2011 Columbia Law School graduate currently serving as a research fellow in the Julius Silver Program in Law, Science, and Technology, has been awarded a clerkship with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer for the October 2015 term.
  
  Columbia Law School Clinic Argues for Marriage Equality in Indiana, Wisconsin   
The laws of Indiana and Wisconsin violate the constitutional rights of lesbians and gay men to marry the person of their choice and to have that marriage recognized, Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic argues in an amicus brief filed today with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
  
  Human Rights Institute Joins Delegation at United Nations for Review of U.S. Human Rights Record   
Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute (HRI) will travel to Geneva, Switzerland this week to participate in a significant review of the United States’ human rights record by the United Nations.
  
  Putting the Public Interest into Practice   
Hundreds of Columbia Law School students worked in public interest and human rights internships this summer through Social Justice Initiatives (SJI).
  
  Endowed Gift Supports Expansion of Columbia Law School’s Center for Climate Change Law   
Columbia Law School announced today that the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation has established an endowed fund to support and expand the Center for Climate Change Law, which has been renamed the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.
  
  Columbia Law School Welcomes Four New Faculty Members   
When Columbia Law School students return to campus for the fall semester, they will be joined by four new full-time faculty members who bring expertise in areas ranging from immigration law and human rights to bankruptcy and social and political thought.