New Faculty, July 1, 2007

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Elizabeth Schmalz
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New York -Columbia University School of Law announced the addition of two distinguished scholars, Sarah H. Cleveland and Daniel C. Richman, to the faculty effective July 1, 2007. Cleveland is an expert on federal civil procedure, international human rights and labor rights, international law in U.S. Courts, and foreign relations and the Constitution. Richman brings his expertise in criminal procedure, evidence and federal criminal law.

Sarah H. Cleveland, the Marrs McLean Professor in Law at the University of Texas, is a noted expert on the role and relevance of using international laws in United States courts. She has testified before Congress on the appropriate use of international and foreign judgments in constitutional analysis and her article "Our International Constitution" in the Yale Journal of International Law, which proposes guidelines for using international law, is well on the way to becoming a seminal work in the field. Cleveland, a Rhodes Scholar, holds a baccalaureate degree from Brown University, a master's degree in British colonial history from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Yale.  She clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, and in 2003, served as an expert on a project sponsored by the ABA to draft transitional code for employment and labor in Afghanistan following fall of the Taliban. Cleveland serves on the Board of Editors of the Journal of International Economic Law, and is on the legal advisory committees of several human rights nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Justice and Accountability in San Francisco, and the International Labor Rights Fund and the Farmworker Justice Fund, both in Washington, D.C.

Daniel C. Richman, the Brendan Moore Professor in Advocacy at Fordham University Law School, is a recognized scholar in the areas of federal criminal law, prosecution, and evidence. A former chief appellate attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Richman has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice and the F.B.I., testified before a Senate subcommittee on Miranda warnings, and continues to offer expert testimony in various federal, international, and state criminal and civil matters. In 2004, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Richman as Chairman of Local Conditional Release Commission for the City of New York, a position in which he was credited with restoring integrity and order to an office that was being battered with negative press. Richman's scholarly writings include more than 30 law review articles. A former clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, Richman has a J.D. from Yale where he was Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and an undergraduate degree in history, summa cum laude, from Harvard.