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February 2014

  Paul, Weiss Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team Excels at Regional Competition   
The Paul, Weiss Frederick Douglass Moot Court team at Columbia Law School triumphed at the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association Convention, winning four out of six possible awards in a field of 23 teams and 46 competitors.
  
  Columbia Law School Professor Victor P. Goldberg Elected to the American Law Institute   
Columbia Law School Professor Victor P. Goldberg, a renowned scholar of law and economics, has been elected to the American Law Institute.
  
  Professor Katharina Pistor Discusses Her Legal Theory of Finance with Le Monde Newspaper   
LE MONDE | Feb. 2, 2014 | Interview conducted * by Adrien de Tricornot
  
  Graduate Awarded Prestigious Fellowship in U.S. Solicitor General's Office   
Columbia Law School graduate Z. Payvand Ahdout ’13 has been selected as one of four Bristow Fellows by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General. She will serve under distinguished alumnus and U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. ’83.
  
  Public Prosecutors   
When Columbia Law School student Samantha A. LiTrenta ’14 received a job offer from New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. earlier this year, the offer was the culmination of years of hard work and goal-oriented preparation.
  
  Vale Columbia Center Leaders Highlight Work in Sustainable Investment   
The Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (VCC) is working globally to help governments and other stakeholders ensure that investments foster positive change and contribute to sustainable development, said VCC Director Lisa E. Sachs '08 and colleagues at a Feb. 3 presentation, the latest in an ongoing faculty-student workshop on Lawyering For Change in a Changing World.
  
  Kernochan Center Executive Director June Besek Testifies on Fair Use before U.S. Congress   
U.S. courts’ recent precedents on fair use threaten authors’ right to benefit from their creations, said June Besek, Executive Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts, in Jan. 28 testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
  
  U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. '83 Honored by Public Interest Law Foundation   
Lawyers can change the world by devoting part of their time to serving disadvantaged communities, said U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. ’83 at the Public Interest Law Foundation’s annual dinner at the Columbia Club on Feb. 6, where Verrilli was presented with the Public Interest Achievement Award.
  
  International Human Rights Attorney Sarah Knuckey to Join Faculty   
Dean David M. Schizer announced that international human rights lawyer Sarah Knuckey, currently with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU, will join the Columbia Law School faculty this summer as director of the Human Rights Clinic, co-director of the Human Rights Institute, and Lieff Cabraser Associate Clinical Professor of Law.
  
  International Human Rights Lawyer Sarah Knuckey to Join Law School Faculty   
Sarah Knuckey, an international human rights lawyer, professor, and special advisor to the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, will join the Columbia Law School faculty July 1, 2014. She will serve as faculty co-director of the Human Rights Institute (HRI), director of the Human Rights Clinic, and Lieff Cabraser Associate Clinical Professor of Law.
  
  Professor Michael B. Gerrard Discusses Coal Ash Leak on The Rachel Maddow Show   
  
  Jerome Greene Hall Goes Green   
  
  Center for Climate Change Law Helps Secure Novel Pact with Con Edison   
  
  Center for Japanese Legal Studies Hosts Discussion of Human Rights In Japan