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June 2014

  Millstein Governance Forum Returns to Columbia Law School June 12-13   
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 12-13 for the 9th annual Millstein Governance Forum, “The State of Corporate Governance.”
  
  NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation Awards Grant to Columbia University   
Columbia University, a global leader in higher education, has secured a three-year grant from The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation. The grant will advance the work of the Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets, which informs students about regulation and the efficient operation of the United States capital markets.
  
  Professor Katharina Pistor Delivers Lecture in Istanbul on Governance Challenges   
Columbia Law School Professor Katharina Pistor, a leading authority on the interplay among law, sovereign states, and the global financial system, recently traveled to Istanbul to deliver a keynote lecture on governance challenges in the 21st century.
  
  Celebrating Professor R. Randle Edwards and the Center for Chinese Legal Studies in Beijing   
More than 40 years ago, when Professor R. Randle “Randy” Edwards began teaching the law of China at Columbia Law School, few could have foreseen the remarkable influence of his work. In addition to producing outstanding scholarship, mentoring generations of practitioners and academics, and fostering important scholarly exchanges between China and the United States, Edwards founded Columbia Law School’s now world-renowned Center for Chinese Legal Studies, the first organization of its kind at an American law school.
  
  Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity Explores 'Busting Graft and Boosting Budgets'   
When oversight authorities hold white-collar criminals accountable for stealing from the public, they can use recovered assets to bolster agency budgets for future investigations, said an array of officials and watchdogs at the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity's (CAPI) inaugural conference May 30 at Columbia Law School.
  
  Professor C. Scott Hemphill Testifies On the Role of Incentives in Health Care   
Columbia Law School Professor C. Scott Hemphill, who teaches about the law and economics of innovation and competition, traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify at a June 11 hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee.
  
  Millstein Center Names Rising Stars of Corporate Governance for 2014   
The Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School has announced the recipients of its sixth 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 12 at Columbia University as part of the ninth annual Millstein Governance Forum.
  
  Columbia Law School Clinic Argues for Marriage Equality in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee   
Four states--Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee--violate the U.S. Constitution's due process guarantee by interfering with individuals' ability to choose their spouse and by refusing to recognize same-sex couples' marriages, Columbia Law School's Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic argues in amicus briefs filed yesterday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
  
  Understanding Chinese State Capitalism   
Scholars have devoted extensive attention to Chinese economic policy, which combines market-oriented approaches with intensive and wide-ranging state intervention. Yet, according to Columbia Law School professors Benjamin Liebman and Curtis J. Milhaupt ’89, there has not been a comprehensive in-depth study of the institutional implications of China’s transformative development under state capitalism—until now.
  
  Professors C. Scott Hemphill and Tim Wu Honored for Antitrust Scholarship   
Columbia Law School professors C. Scott Hemphill and Tim Wu have been honored for an article they published in The Yale Law Journal on a form of antitrust behavior in which firms act together to block competitors from entering the market.
  
  New Report Documents Gender and Sexual Injustice in New York City   
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio can reduce widespread gender and sexual discrimination against millions of New Yorkers with a series of targeted policy changes—many of them revenue-neutral—according to a report released today by the Columbia Law School Center for Gender and Sexuality Law.
  
  Professor Tim Wu Testifies About Net Neutrality at Congressional Hearing   
The Federal Trade Commission is designed to protect the competitive process in the United States and is not equipped to serve as the guardian of an open Internet, Columbia Law School Professor Tim Wu told members of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law in a June 20 hearing.
  
  Professor Sarah Cleveland Elected to U.N. Human Rights Committee   
Columbia Law School Professor Sarah H. Cleveland has been elected as the United States’ independent expert on the Human Rights Committee, a United Nations treaty body that monitors state implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
  
  Law School's Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Issues Comments to Military Justice Review Group   
  
  A Supreme Salute   
On June 16, a cadre of Columbia Law School graduates and their guests attended a gala dinner at the U.S. Supreme Court hosted by Dean David M. Schizer and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg '59.