ALI Taps Four Columbia Law School Professors to Report, Advise on Key Areas of Law
New York, March 11, 2015—Four Columbia Law School professors have been appointed by the American Law Institute (ALI) to lead or assist on important new research in key areas of the law.
|Professor Elizabeth S. Scott|
Elizabeth S. Scott, the Harold R. Medina Professor of Law, will serve as project reporter for a new restatement project, Restatement of the Law, Children and the Law. She will have five associate reporters working with her.
Columbia Law School Professor Suzanne B. Goldberg will serve as associate reporter on a different ALI investigation, the Project on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct on Campus: Procedural Frameworks and Analysis.
|Professor Suzanne B. Goldberg|
The project will examine, among other things, reporting procedures; confidentiality; relationships with police and local criminal justice; interim measures and support for complainants; investigation and adjudication; the role of lawyers; the creation and maintenance of records; sanctions or remedies; and appeals. The project will also examine informal resolutions, as well as the nature of hearings.
Goldberg, the Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law, is a leading expert on civil rights, sexuality, and gender law, and social change. She is co-director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and director of the Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic. Recently, she was appointed by Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger ’71 to serve as the Executive Vice President for University Life. Since July, she has been serving as Bollinger’s Special Advisor on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.
Professor Jane C. Ginsburg
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Columbia Law School Professor Jane C. Ginsburg will serve as an adviser to another new project recently launched by ALI, the Restatement of the Law, Copyright.
|Professor Thomas W. Merrill|
Columbia Law School Professor Thomas W. Merrill has been named an associate reporter on ALI’s Restatement of the Law Fourth, Property. Merrill, the Charles Evan Hughes Professor of Law, writes extensively on property and administrative law issues including eminent domain and environmental law.