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Members of the Columbia Law School faculty are available to comment on a wide range of subjects, both on the record and for background information.

Please review our online directory below, organized by topic, to find the expert who can best address your editorial needs. You may contact the professor directly (contact information is included with their bios on the website) or contact the Office of Public Affairs for assistance.

Please note that this listing does not represent the entirety of the Columbia Law faculty, so check with us if you need further assistance and/or help with an inquiry about Columbia Law School or legal education specifically.

When requesting an interview or information please include:

  • Your name and the name of your news outlet
  • A brief description of the subject to be discussed
  • The deadline
  • Your contact details


The Office of Public Affairs
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Nancy Goldfarb
Director, Public Affairs
[email protected]
office: 212-854-1584
mobile: 917-848-7500

Areas of Faculty Expertise

Administrative Law



Banking and Financial Regulation


Campaign Finance

Capital Punishment and Death Penalty

Child Advocacy/Juvenile Justice

Chinese Law and Politics

Civil Procedure and Litigation

Civil Rights

Class Actions

Climate Change

Constitutional Law



Corporate Law and Governance


Criminal Law and Procedure


Data and the Law

Death Penalty and Capital Punishment

Disability Law

Economics and Finance

Education Policy

Election Law and Voting Rights

Employment and Labor Law


Environmental Law

 European Union

Executive Compensation

Family Law


First Amendment

Foreign Policy

Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Speech and The Press

Gender and Sexuality

Health Law and Policy/Health Justice


 Human Rights



Intellectual Property

    International Law

    Internet/Telecommunications Policy

    Israeli Law and Politics

    Juvenile Justice/Child Advocacy

    Labor and Employment Law

    Legal History


    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Mueller Investigation

    National Security Law

    New York City

    Patents and Trademarks

    Prisoners' Rights

    Race and Social Justice

    Religion and the Law

    Reproductive Rights

    Securities Law and Regulation

    Sexuality and Gender

    Social Media

    State and Local Government

    Surveillance and Privacy

    Tax Law and Policy


    United Nations

    War Powers

    White Collar Crime