Fifty Years of Problem Solving
Five decades of legal problem solvers convened at the Columbia Club of New York March 25 to celebrate the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems’ (JLSP) 50th anniversary. Bradford Smith ’84, general counsel and executive vice president for legal and corporate affairs at Microsoft Corporation and founder and board co-chair of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), delivered the banquet’s keynote address.
One of the oldest legal publications at Columbia Law School, the Journal emphasizes the sociological, economic, and political impact of legal issues in the context of the public good. Founded in 1965 and currently in its 48th volume, JLSP is directed at a broad audience that includes not only judges and lawyers but also members of Congress, state legislatures, regulatory agencies, and the general public. It has frequently been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and federal appellate and district courts, and is the only publication at Columbia Law School that is entirely student-written.