News at Columbia Law from 2010

Mediation Can Help in Malpractice Suits, but Doctors, Lawyers Remain Wary, Study Finds

  Media Contact:   Public Affairs Office, 212-854-2650 publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu   New York, Dec. 13, 2010—Using mediation to resolve medical malpractice lawsuits offers many benefits, but barriers put up by doctors, hospitals, and...

Louis and Alice Henkin Receive Eleanor Roosevelt Award on Human Rights Day

Public Affairs, 212-854-2650 New York, Dec. 10, 2010—The late Louis Henkin, University Professor Emeritus, and his wife Alice Hartman Henkin, were among those who received Friday the Eleanor Roosevelt Award from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton...

Students Monitor Voting on South Dakota Sioux Reservations

  Media Contact:   Public Affairs Office, 212-854-2650 publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu   New York, Dec. 9, 2010--Native American voters in South Dakota have often encountered obstacles to the ballot box not unlike those faced by blacks in the...

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Report Could Mean Law Will “Catch Up with Reality,” Say Law School Experts

  Media Contact:   Public Affairs Office, 212-854-2650 publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu   New York, Nov. 30, 2010—A Pentagon report that sees little impact if gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly should serve as the final “...

The Law Student as Prosecutor: Externship Allows Students to Try Domestic Violence Cases in Queens

Media Contact:   Public Affairs Office, 212-854-2650 publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu   New York, Nov. 29, 2010—In New York City Criminal Court in Queens, a domestic violence trial is about to start.   At the defense table is a man charged...

Professor Scott Hemphill Awarded Grant to Study Generic Drug Makers, Barriers to Cheaper Medicine

  Media Contact:   Public Affairs Office, 212-854-2650 publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu   New York, Nov. 29, 2010— The effects of legal efforts by generic drug makers to gain a bigger foothold in the $300 billion U.S. pharmaceutical...

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Politics Get Trickier As Senate Vote Looms, Says Professor Katherine Franke

  New York, Nov. 9, 2010—Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said he wants the Senate to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays serving in the military. But such a vote, even if it fails, may be part of a larger...

Mining for Solutions: Conference Looks at Sustainable Development in the Extractive Industries

  Media Contact:   Public Affairs Office, 212-854-2650 publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu New York, Nov. 4, 2010—If you heat a home, drive a car, use a cell phone, or wear a diamond ring, then you are a consumer of a raw material derived from an...

Sen. Orrin Hatch Says White House, not GOP, to Blame for Federal Court Vacancies

  Media Contact:   Public Affairs Office, 212-854-2650 publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu   New York, Nov. 2, 2010—Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, told a Columbia Law School audience the Obama administration was largely to blame for the slow pace...

Can the Divide Between Free and "Unfree" Media be Bridged?

  Public Affairs, 212-854-2650   New York, Oct. 28, 2010—When it comes to the global media, much attention has been paid to the role it has played in fostering economic development and creating news outlets whose influence and reach spread...

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