Grappling with the Trump Administration


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In anticipation of the 2017 presidential inauguration, the Columbia Law School community hosted several events analyzing the potential impact of the new Trump administration. Panel discussions with Law School professors and deans from across Columbia University assessed the implications for women, minorities, and democracy iteself. On Friday, Inauguration Day, students, faculty members, and staff also came together to watch the inauguration ceremony during two live screenings held in Jerome Greene Hall.

Below are the events:

On Wednesday, January 18, Professors Tim Wu, Katharina Pistor, and Kristen Underhill led a panel discussion on the impact of the legal and policy priorities of the Trump administration as part of the Law School's Lawyers, Community and Impact series. You can watch parts of the discussion, titled "What's Next for American Democracy: Law, Culture, and Policy in an Age of Trump," here:

On Thursday, January 19, the Columbia Law Women's Association hosted a panel evaluating the Trump adminstration, with a special emphasis on its ramifications for women and minorities. Professors Jessica Bulman-Pozen, Olatunde Johnson, and Solangel Maldonado served as featured panelists for the discussion, which was moderated by Jennifer Rodgers, executive director of the Law School’s Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity.

On Inauguration Day, the Office of Student Services hosted a live screening of the ceremony in two Law School classrooms. Following another screening of the ceremony, Columbia’s Office of University Life convened several of the University’s deans in Jerome Greene Hall for an in-depth discussion on what's next for American government.

Panelists included Amale Andraos, dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Steve Coll, dean of Columbia Journalism School; Lee Goldman, dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center; and Olatunde Johnson, vice dean and the Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law at the Law School. The event was moderated by Suzanne Goldberg, executive vice president of the Office of University Life, the Law School's Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law at the Law School, and director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law.

You can watch the full discussion below:


Posted January 20, 2017