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Columbia Law School Clip Report, September 1–15, 2019

Sports Lawyer Jeffrey Kessler ’77: Paying College Athletes Is Social Justice

The Winston & Strawn litigator, antitrust specialist, and athlete advocate has represented clients in high-profile cases ranging from “Deflategate” to the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s lawsuit for pay equity.

Faculty in the News

Columbia Law School Clip Report, August 16–31, 2019

News and Notables: Richard Cleary ’15 to Clerk for Justice Alito

Cleary is one of two Columbia Law alumni who have secured clerkships for the Supreme Court October term 2019.

Highlights of Orientation 2019

Orientation activities for the J.D. Class of 2022 and the LL.M. Class of 2020 included faculty panels and opportunities to explore Columbia’s sprawling campus.

Inaugural Public Interest/Public Service Fellows Cohort

The program, offered through Social Justice Initiatives (SJI), brings together and supports a community of students seeking to use their legal training to effect positive change in society.

Jennifer Fitzgerald ’08 Disrupts the Insurance Industry

The co-founder of the online platform Policygenius has made it easy and enjoyable to shop for auto, home, and life insurance.

Columbia Law’s Mass Incarceration Clinic Wins Major Case in Federal Court

Citing written and oral arguments made by five students, a U.S. District Court Judge ruled that a Connecticut prisoner’s permanent solitary confinement violates the Constitution’s protection against cruel and unusual punishment.

New Courses for the Fall 2019 Semester

Dozens of courses in areas including food systems, business ethics, and community advocacy give students insight into timely issues.

Lynnise Pantin ’03 Joins Faculty as Clinical Professor of Law

In her Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, Pantin teaches students transactional lawyering skills that they draw on to promote social justice, provide pro bono legal services to small businesses, and prepare for corporate careers.

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