Dubler, Goldberg Win Award from UCLA Law School

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July 17, 2007 – Two Columbia Law School professors have been named 2007 Dukeminier Award winners by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law for articles they published on the issues of sexual orientation and public policy.
Vice Dean and Professor of Law Ariela Dubler won for her article in the Yale Law Journal, “Immoral Purposes: Marriage and the Genus of Illicit Sex.” Suzanne Goldberg, who directs Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, won for her article in Columbia Law Review, “Constitutional Tipping Points: Civil Rights, Social Change and Fact-Based Adjudication.”
The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Public Policy is a think tank which focuses on sexual orientation law and public policy. The Dukeminier Awards are designed to acknowledge and distribute the best articles written each year on sexual orientation law. Students in the UCLA School of Law’s annual seminar on “Sexual Orientation Law Scholarship” read that year’s collection of articles, analyze them, and select, along with their faculty, the best articles for the year.
The winning articles are published in a journal, called The Dukeminier Awards, named in memory of Jesse J. Dukeminier, a member of the UCLA law faculty for 40 years.
Dubler, who earned her law degree from Harvard University and a doctorate in history from Yale University, specializes in American legal history, family law, the history of marriage and its alternatives, and feminist legal theory.
Goldberg, who earned her law degree from Harvard, is a member of the New Jersey Civil Practice Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court. She joined the Columbia Law School faculty in the fall of 2006. She teaches Civil Procedure as well as Lawyering, Social Change, and the Movement for Women’s and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School graduates have provided leadership worldwide in a remarkably broad range of fields – government, diplomacy, the judiciary, business, non-profit, advocacy, entertainment, academia, science and the arts.
Led by Dean David Schizer, Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law. The Law School offers J.D., J.S.D. and LL.M. degree programs to a diverse student body.