January 2014

  A New Lease on Life   
Angela was 17-years-old when Columbia Law School students Ogechi Nzewi ’14 and Antonieta Pimienta ’14 began representing her in the fall of 2012 as part of their work in the Prisoners and Families Clinic directed by Professor Philip M. Genty.
  Chinese Legal Studies Scholar Stanley Lubman '58 Receives Distinguished Columbian in Teaching Award   
The Columbia Law School Association presented the annual Distinguished Columbian in Teaching Award to alumnus Stanley Lubman '58, a pioneer in Chinese legal studies in the United States.
  Professor Katharina Pistor Leads Law and Finance Course in Paris   
This week, Columbia Law School Professor Katharina Pistor is teaching an intensive course on law and finance at Columbia University's Global Center in Paris.
  Columbia Law School Brings Together Leading Experts for Beijing Workshop on Shale Gas   
Columbia Law School convened leading energy law and environmental experts from across Columbia University at an interdisciplinary forum in Beijing on Jan. 8 to discuss the outlook for large-scale shale gas development in China. Columbia Law School Dean David M. Schizer, the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law and the Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law and Economics, opened the daylong forum, “Shale Gas in the U.S. and China.”
  Professor Edward Lloyd Submits Statement on Recusal from Pinelands Commission Pipeline Vote   
Columbia Law School Professor Edward Lloyd, an environmental law expert and member of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, submitted a statement to the commission today about his recent recusal from consideration of the proposed construction of a natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands, a 1.1 million-acre expanse of farms, forests, and wetlands protected by the state and federal government. The proposed memorandum of agreement on the pipeline reportedly failed today on a 7-7 vote.
  Legal Historian Jeremy K. Kessler to Join Columbia Law School Faculty   
Jeremy K. Kessler, a legal historian whose scholarship focuses on First Amendment law, administrative law, and constitutional law generally, will join the Columbia Law School faculty July 1, 2015.
  Columbia's Law and Business Schools Host Treasury Officials, Encourage Careers in Public Service   
Building upon extensive programs encouraging students to consider careers in government, Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School hosted officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury at the Columbia Club on Jan. 15 for a discussion with law and finance alumni interested in public service. Treasury’s Mary John Miller, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, delivered a keynote address highlighting opportunities in government.
  Columbia Law School Alumna Receives Prestigious Skadden Fellowship   
Columbia Law School alumna Maren Hulden ’12 always knew she wanted to be a teacher or a lawyer. As it turns out, she’s had the opportunity to be both. And now, as one of a select group of law graduates and judicial clerks chosen for this year’s prestigious Skadden Fellowship, she’ll be able to combine her two passions while advocating on behalf of special education students.
  Crusader for Justice: Professor Jack Greenberg '48 Honored for Lifetime of Advocacy   
To the public, attorney Jack Greenberg '48 is best known as the civil and human rights trailblazer who argued historic Supreme Court cases like Brown v. Board of Education and won Martin Luther King, Jr. the right to march from Selma to Montgomery. But to generations of Columbia Law students, alumni, and faculty, Greenberg is almost as legendary in the classroom—where he has been a brilliant teacher and wise mentor—as he was in the courtroom.
  Three Columbia Law School Graduates Awarded Prestigious U.S. Supreme Court Clerkships   
Every year, an elite group of young lawyers from around the country earn one of the most coveted credentials in American law: a clerkship at the U.S. Supreme Court. Clerking for a justice is often a formative experience and the catalyst for a highly successful legal career. Three Columbia Law School graduates will add this prestigious honor to their résumé this year, having been awarded clerkships for the October 2014 term.