Inauguration Week at Columbia Law School


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Here are the events that Columbia Law has planned for the days before and on Inauguration Day.

As Inauguration Day nears, the Columbia Law School community will be hosting several events analyzing the potential impact of the Trump administration. On Wednesday and Thursday, there will be panel discussions assessing the implications for women, minorities and democracy itself. On Friday, students, faculty members, and staff are also invited to view the inauguration live during two screenings in Jerome Greene Hall.

Below is the schedule: 

Wednesday, January 18th, 12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“What’s Next for American Democracy?: Law, Culture, and Policy in an Age of Trump”
(Part of the Lawyers, Community and Impact series)
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103

Join Professors Tim Wu, Katharina Pistor, and Kristen Underhill for remarks and a discussion on the impact of the legal and policy priorities of the Trump administration.Watch parts of the panel discussion here:


Thursday, January 19th, 12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Columbia Law Women's Association Post-Election Panel: Evaluating the Trump Administration
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104

Professors Jessica Bulman-Pozen, Olatunde Johnson, and Solangel Maldonado will join us to discuss the incoming administration, with special emphasis on the implications of the election for women and minorities. The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Rodgers, executive director of the Law School’s Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity.

Friday, January 20th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Office of University Life Inauguration Screening and Panel
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104

Join the Office of University Life for live coverage of the 2017 U.S. presidential inauguration, followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • 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
  • Olatunde Johnson, Vice Dean and Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School
  • Suzanne Goldberg (moderator), executive vice president of the Office of University Life, Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, and director of the Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law

Friday, January 20th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Inauguration 2017 Screening
Jerome Greene Hall, Rooms 102A and 107

Join the Office of Student Services for the swearing-in of the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.


Posted January 17, 2017