Establishing a professorship advances our faculty retention and recruitment efforts, top Campaign priorities. The highest mark of distinction a university can bestow on a faculty member, a named professorship can support a current distinguished faculty member or alternatively equip the Dean with an attractive inducement to recruit new faculty from other institutions. Named professorships are one of the most enduring, prestigious, and widely recognized sponsorship opportunities.
William S. Beinecke Visiting Professor Fund
Established in 2019 through the estate of William S. Beinecke ’40.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’59 Professorship Fund
Established in 2019 by alumni and friends in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’59.
Sol Goldman Professorship of Law Fund
Established in 2019 through the Sol Goldman Charitable Trust, under the direction of Jane H. Goldman and Benjamin H. Lewis.
Harvey J. Goldschmid Professorship Fund
Established in 2015 by the Goldschmid family, friends, colleagues and alumni, to honor the enduring legacy of Harvey J. Goldschmid CC ’62, SIPA ’64, LAW ’65.
Jerome L. Greene Clinical Professorship Fund
Established in 2017 by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.
The David J. Greenwald Professorship Fund
Established in 2018 by David J. Greenwald ’83.
Reuben Mark Professorship of Organizational Character in the Faculty of Law
Established in 2017 by Reuben Mark.
Pritzker Pucker Family Clinical Professorship of Transactional Law
Established in 2019 by the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation.
Pritzker Pucker Family Visiting Professorship of Transactional Law
Established in 2019 by the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation.
V-Nee Yeh Professorship Fund
Established in 2019 by V-Nee Yeh ’84.
*This list reflects professorships established since the start of the Campaign for Columbia Law, between January 1, 2014 and March 15, 2021.
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair in Indian Constitutional Law
Established in 2009 by the Government of India to honor the work of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.
The Edward Ross Aranow Clinical Professorship
Established in 1994 by the Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation under the direction of Rita Aranow, the estate of Edward R. Aranow CC ’29, LAW ’32, and members of the Aranow family.
The Charles Keller Beekman Professorship
Established in 1978 by a bequest of Mary B. Beekman, in memory of her husband Charles Keller Beekman CC 1889, LAW 1892.
The William S. Beinecke Professorship of Law
Established in 1992 by William S. Beinecke ’40.
The Adolf A. Berle Professorship Fund
Established in 1984 with a gift from Beatrice Bishop Berle in honor of her husband, Adolf A. Berle, a Columbia Law School professor, scholar and statesman of international renown.
The Everett B. Birch Innovative Teaching Professorship in Professional Responsibility
Established in 1995 by Patti Cadby Birch to honor the memory of her husband, Everett B. Birch ’46.
The Barbara Aronstein Black Professorship
Established in 1990 by the Class of 1955, friends, colleagues, classmates and students in honor of professor and former Columbia Law School Dean, Barbara Aronstein Black ’55.
The Alfred W. Bressler Professorship
Established in 1999 by a bequest of Alfred W. Bressler ’27.
The Benjamin N. Cardozo Professorship of Jurisprudence
Established in 1935 by a bequest of Benjamin N. Cardozo.
The James S. Carpentier Visiting Professorship of Law
Established in 1903 by General Horace W. Carpentier 1848, in honor of his brother James S. Carpentier.
The Joseph P. Chamberlain Professorship of Legislation
Established in 1953 by Thomas I. Parkinson in memory of Joseph P. Chamberlain GSAS 1923. Chamberlain was a Professor of Public Law at Columbia University from 1923 to 1950.
Albert E. Cinelli Enterprise Professorship of Law
Established in 2006 by Albert E. Cinelli ’55 to support and encourage study in the fields of corporate culture, ethics, strategic business planning, negotiation and the decision making process.
Columbia Alumni Professorship of Tax Law
Established in 2006 by an anonymous donor.
The Joseph F. Cunningham Visiting Professorship of Commercial and Insurance Law Fund
Established in 2003 through the generosity of Joseph F. Cunningham ’60.
The Justin W. D’Atri Visiting Professorship of Law, Business and Society Fund
Established in 1998 by a gift of the Renco Group, Inc. in honor of Justin W. D’Atri CC ’49, LAW ’51.
The James L. Dohr Professorship in the School of Law
Established in 1971 by Kathryn Stanley Dohr BUS 1922, GSAS ’34 in memory of her husband, Columbia Law and Business professor, James L. Dohr BUS 1917, LAW 1924.
The Paul J. Evanson Professorship
Established in 2012 through the generosity of Paul J. Evanson '66.
The Nathaniel Fensterstock Visiting Professor of Law
Established in 1988 by Gertrude I. Fensterstock in memory of her husband, Nathaniel Fensterstock ’37.
The Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. Professorship
Established in 2005 by Fletcher Asset Management Inc. under the direction of Alphonse Fletcher, Jr.
The Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professorship in Environmental Law
Established in 1998 through the generosity of the Evan Frankel Foundation.
The Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law
Established in 1986 by Stephen Friedman ’62.
The Stephen and Barbara Friedman Visiting Professor of Law
Established in 1999 by Stephen Friedman ’62.
The Wilbur H. Friedman Professorship in Tax Law
Established in 1984 by an anonymous donor in honor of Wilbur H. Friedman CC ’27, LAW ’30.
The Stanley H. Fuld Professorship of Law
Established in 1965 by David H. Green ’26 with contributions from the Class of 1926 and friends, family and colleagues of Stanley H. Fuld ’26.
The Fuyo Professorship in Japanese Law
Established in 1980 by the Fuyo Group.
The Walter Gellhorn Professorship
Established in 1989 by donations from Law School alumni and friends of the Columbia University Professor emeritus, one of the nation’s leading legal authorities and champions of civil rights and noted Constitutional scholar, Walter Gellhorn LAW ’31, HON ’72.
The Charles Evans Gerber Transactional Studies Program Fund
Established in 2007 by Michael A. Pucker CC ’83, LAW ’88 in conjunction with The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation and the Pritzker Foundation to create the Gerber Professorship and name the Gerber Transactional Studies Program.
The Jerome L. Greene Professorship in Transactional Law
Established 2005 by a gift of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation under the direction of Dawn Greene to honor Jerome L. Greene CC 1926, LAW ’28.
The Milton Handler Chair in Trade Regulation
Established in 1967 in honor of Columbia Law Professor Milton Handler CC 1923, LAW ’26, a nationally recognized scholar and antitrust lawyer.
The Louis Henkin Professorship of Human Rights
Established in 1999 by an anonymous donor in honor of Professor Louis Henkin.
Israeli Legal Studies Visiting Professorship Fund
Established in 2015 by alumni and friends in honor of Dean Emeritus David M. Schizer.
The Morton L. Janklow Professorship of Literary and Artistic Property Law
Established in 1982 by Morton L. Janklow ’53.
The Paul J. Kellner Professorship
Established in 1988 through the generosity of an anonymous donor.
The Corliss Lamont Professorship of Civil Liberties
Established in 1982 by Corliss Lamont GSAS ’32.
The H.F. Lenfest Endowed Professorship Matching Gift Fund
Established in 2006 by H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest ’58 and Marguerite Lenfest.
The Arthur Levitt Professor of Law
Established in 1981 by a gift from the Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation, Inc.
The Liviu Librescu Professorship
Established in 2007 by an anonymous donor. The professorship is named in honor of Professor Liviu Librescu and his heroism during the massacre at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute on April 16, 2007.
The Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein Clinical Professorship in Human Rights
Established in 2002 by Robert L. Lieff LAW ’61, BUS ’62 and his partners in the firm of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein.
The Robert L. Lieff Professorship
Established in 2007 by Robert L. Lieff LAW ’61, BUS ’62.
The Thomas M. Macioce Professorship of Law
Established in 1983 by Thomas M. Macioce CC ’39, LAW ’42 along with generous gifts from friends and relatives in his honor.
The Alfred McCormack Professorship in Law
Established in 1965 by Winifred Smith McCormack in honor of her husband, Alfred McCormack 1925.
The Harold R. Medina Professorship in Procedural Jurisprudence
Established in 1973 by friends, family, classmates and colleagues in honor of Judge Harold R. Medina 1912.
The Walter E. Meyer Research Professorship of Law and Social Problems
Established in 1964 by the Walter E. Meyer Research Institute of Law.
The Harvey R. Miller Professorship Fund
Established in 2008 by Harvey R. Miller ’59.
The Maurice T. Moore Chair
Established 1971 as a gift of various donors in honor of Maurice T. Moore GSAS 1916, LAW 1920.
The Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law
Established in 1993 by The Henry & Lucy Moses Fund. This Chair is traditionally held by the Dean of Columbia Law School. Henry L. Moses was a graduate of Columbia University School of Law in 1902 and a founding partner of the New York law firm Moses & Singer.
The Henry L. Moses Professorship in Law and International Organization
Established in 1967 by The Henry & Lucy Moses Fund.
The Michael E. Patterson Professorship of Law
Established in 2002 through the generosity of Michael E. Patterson ’67.
The Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law
Established in 2011 by Richard Paul Richman LAW ’72, BUS ’73 and Ellen S. Richman.
The Simon H. Rifkind Chair
Established in 1975 through a gift from the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, along with various alumni and friends, in honor of Judge Simon H. Rifkind 1925.
The Daniel G. Ross Professorship of Law
Established in 2000 by James J. Ross ’65, Anne Ross Loeb, and Lynn Ross Rosenfeld in memory of their father, Daniel G. Ross ’27.
The Samuel Rubin Program for the Advancement of Liberty and Equality through Law
Established in 1983 and supported by The Reed Foundation. The program supports a number of activities including the annual Rubin Lecture and the Samuel Rubin Visiting Professorship.
The Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Center for Climate Change Law
Established in 2008 by the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Fund.
The Max Mendle Shaye Professorship of Intellectual Property
Established in 1999 by Robert Shaye ’64, in honor of his father.
The Jerome B. Sherman Professorship
Established in 2012 through a generous bequest intention by Jerome B. Sherman ’40.
The Julius Silver Professorship of Law Science and Technology
Established in 1984 by Julius Silver 1924.
The Joseph Solomon Professorship in Wills, Trusts and Estates
Established 1974 by a bequest of Florette R. Stein in honor of her good friend and counsel, Joseph Solomon.
The Michael I. Sovern Professorship
Established in 1998 by an anonymous donor along with friends, family and colleagues to honor Michael I. Sovern CC ’53, LAW ’55, Chancellor Kent Professor of Law, the eighth Dean of Columbia Law School, president emeritus of Columbia University.
The Marc and Eva Stern Professorship of Law and Business
Established in 1993 by Marc I. Stern GSAS ’66, LAW ’69 and Eva Stern.
The John R. Stevenson Fund for Research and Study of Law in Latin America
Established in 1997 by a bequest of John R. Stevenson ’49, and gifts from family and friends.
The Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professorship of Law and Memorial Lecture
Established in 1976 by a bequest of Major General Melvin I. Krulewitch and Hellen S. Krulewitch.
The Charles Thaddeus Terry Professorship
Established in 1957 by Katherine L.H. Terry in memory of her husband, Charles Thaddeus Terry 1893, a member of the Faculty of Law 1893-1922, and Dwight Professor of Law 1916-1922.
The Herbert Wechsler Professorship of Federal Jurisprudence
Established in 1986 through gifts from friends, colleagues and students of Professor Herbert Wechsler LAW ’31, HON ’78.
The Lawrence A. Wien Chair in Real Estate Law
Established in 1974 by the late Lawrence A. Wien CC 1925, LAW ’27, HON ’74, trustee of Columbia University 1966-1972, philanthropist, lawyer and entrepreneur.
The Patricia D. and R. Paul Yetter Professorship
Established in 2007 by R. Paul Yetter SIPA ’83, LAW ’83 and Patricia D. Yetter.