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September 2014

  Beginning a Lifelong Journey in the Law   
In his address to Columbia Law School’s incoming J.D. Class and LL.M. classes, Interim Dean Robert E. Scott welcomed students into a community dedicated to upholding the values of intellectual integrity, civility, mutual respect, and public service.
  
  Rick Jones Receives Champion of Justice Award From National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers   
Rick Jones, a distinguished trial lawyer who leads Columbia Law School’s Community Defense Externship and teaches a Trial Practice seminar, has been honored by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).
  
  New Center Launched to Study Liberty and the Law   
Columbia Law School announced today the establishment of the Center on Law and Liberty to study freedom, threats to its existence, and legal protections designed to ensure its survival.
  
  Becoming Change Agents   
Students got a taste of Columbia Law School's opportunities for public service at the first installment of Social Justice Initiatives' "Lawyering for Change in a Changing World" series on Sept. 8 in Drapkin Lounge.
  
  Columbia Law School Clinic Argues for Marriage Equality in Texas   
Texas marriage laws 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 5th Circuit.