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"I am entering a legal industry that has undoubtedly been disrupted and forced to adapt to changing circumstances. . . . I hope that law firms will embrace this changing landscape," says Paul Riley Jr. ’22.…
After 2 years of virtual ceremonies, members of the Classes of 2020 & 2021 donned tams for a special in-person celebration. They heard their names read as Columbia Law graduates while crossing a ceremonial stage to receive congratulations from Dean Lester.
101 years ago in Tulsa, Okla., mobs of white residents destroyed Black homes and businesses. @ColumbiaLaw's inaugural artist-in-residence, @BayeteKenan Ross Smith, connects current landscapes with historic injustices, inc. the Tulsa race riot. Learn more:
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#CLSProf Thomas Merrill’s “The Chevron Doctine” is “wise and illuminating,” says @CassSunstein in The New York Review.
Congratulations to @ColumbiaLaw faculty @TaliaGillis, for her #ColumbiaFacultyGrants project, Fairness Implications of Bargaining and Search Behavior in Mortgage Origination and Servicing. Learn more:
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“Working in the D.C. area, I became aware of how much impact the law . . . has on high-level decision-making at places like NASA. I decided to apply to law school because I wanted to be a part of that, to add that to my skill set,” says Daniel Munden ’24, former @NASA engineer.…
Columbia Law mourns the passing of @JanklowNesbit co-founder Morton L. Janklow ’53. “Mort was among the world’s most influential literary agents, and he reshaped the publishing industry,” said Dean Gillian Lester. “Mort was a dear friend to Columbia Law.”
A recent episode of the @bloomberglaw podcast features two #CLSProfs. Richard Briffault addresses the Supreme Court striking down another campaign finance law, and @ProfEricTalley discusses whether Elon Musk is getting cold feet about acquiring @Twitter.
📅 On 6/1, take a hard look at the Federal Reserve’s growing role in our society with: 🎙@LevMenandnd, author of “The Fed Unbound”@ColumbiaLawaw) �@KatharinaPistorto@ColumbiaLawLaw) @baselinescenece@MITSloanloan) 🎙️ Nicholas Lem@ColumbiaGRbiaGR)
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On May 15, the Black Law Students Association and the Latinx Law Students Association hosted a special celebration in honor of the Class of 2022. Over 400 guests attended the festivities, which featured keynotes by Prof. Alejo Rodriguez and @RepBarragan.
In 2019, #CLSProf David Pozen was honored with the @AmLawInst Early Scholars Medal, which is awarded every other year to one or two scholars with less than 10 years' teaching experience and whose outstanding scholarship has the potential to influence improvements in law.…
The Law School Pathways Program and the Black Men’s Initiative are among the first projects funded through the Law School’s Anti-Racism Grantmaking Program, which was launched in March 2021.
It’s been one week since #CLSgrad2022 and, yes, we’re still celebrating 🎓🎉. Congratulations to all our Columbia Law graduatesty
Columbia Law School will advise Ukraine on issues related to international claims and reparations through its newly established International Claims and Reparations Project (ICRP).
We were so pleased to welcome members of the #Classof2020 and #Classof2021 back to campus to celebrate their graduations in person.
On Monday, more than 900 J.D., LL.M., J.S.D., and E.LL.M. candidates gathered on campus to celebrate at the Law School’s first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019.
#CLSProf Kerrel Murray will clerk for newly-appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson in her first term on the bench. Murray previously clerked for Jackson when she was on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.…
Congratulations to Visiting Professor Amal Clooney and her co-author Philippa Webb on receiving the 2022 @asilorg Certificate of Merit! The authors held a book launch event on May 17.…
Congratulations, Class of 2022! 🎓🎉🎈We can’t wait to see how you change the worl#CLSgrad20220Q4S
Today: Join Vital City for Fixing New York City's Jails: A Federal Receiver?, a virtual forum co-sponsored by Columbia Law. Experts will discuss what receivership could mean for Rikers and the future of justice in NYC.…
Look up @Columbia grads—lighting up blue & white for the 2022 Commencement! Congratulations to all this year’s graduates. 🎓 📷: baggettimages/Iwl
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Congratulations to Habib Abraham ’23, who has won a 2022 Susman Godfrey Prize! The prize is awarded annually to 12 law school students of color who have demonstrated academic excellence and overall achievement.
Gerold Niggemann ’12 LL.M.: “It may not feel that way, but this is the best time in history to start a career. Be confident; the tremendous changes we are seeing present the greatest opportunities for those who are just entering the profession.”
Kevin Frankel ’07: “Your career happiness will have much more to do with the people you work with than the prestige of the organization on your business card.”
Marian Brancaccio ’92: “Be open to opportunities to use your legal training in law in ways you may not have even imagined.”
We asked some of our Columbia Law alumni: What advice would you give to this year’s graduates? #CLSgrad2022 🎓
Meet the newest members of the Columbia Law School faculty, who bring with them wide-ranging expertise in areas such as legal theory, juvenile justice and family law, intellectual property, environmental law, and constitutional law.
Today at noon: Disabled Law Students and Lawyers @ColumbiaLaw grads with disabilities will discuss their experiences in law school and the legal profession… #ColumbiaLawSchool @ElizFEmens
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“Stay the person who cares about important problems and can show up on someone’s doorstep and say, “I’m here to help you,” says keynote speaker Andrew Yang ’99 (@AndrewYang). #CLSgrad2022
“Strive not to be peerless,” says Professor Eric Talley, recipient of the 2022 Willis L.M. Reese Prize for teaching. “Become the connective tissue that motivates, encourages, and empowers others… including your potential successors.”
Jordan Jarrett ’22 LL.M., this year’s LL.M. class speaker, urges his classmates to “become the ones who can speak and be heard, whose voices can do more. . . . This world’s issues are now our own. Class of 2022, Use Your Voices.”
“The truth is that the most revolutionary changes our society needs will never come from the work that we choose to do as lawyers, but from the people we choose to be,” says J.D. Student Speaker Eni Popoola ’22. #CLSgrad2022
“Graduates, all of us are here today to honor you and congratulate you on all that you have accomplished. I hope you will savor this day. Take pride in your achievement. And feel the warmth of the embrace of all who surround you,” Dean Gillian Lester says. #CLSgrad2022
The celebration starts now! Watch the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 live here: #CLSgrad2022
TODAY: Join us online for the graduation ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2022! ⏰ 7:30 p.m. EDT 🎙️ Keynote speaker@AndrewYangg ’99 🖥️ Stream #CLSgrad20222Ot
Because of severe weather expected to pass through our area, Columbia Law School’s graduation ceremony start time is now 7:30 p.m. For updates and a link to the livestream of the ceremony, visit:
With graduation on Monday, May 16, get to know a few members of the Class of 2022! #CLSgrad2022
Congratulations to Annel Monserrat Becerra Rodriguez ’22 for receiving a 2022 Campbell Award from @ColumbiaAlumniA! The award is presented annually to a graduating student at each @Columbia school who shows exceptional leadership and Columbia spirit.
Today is the last day to receive a 15% registration discount for Reunion ’22 on June 10 and 11! If your graduation year ends in 2 or 7, make sure to register by midnight (EDT) ➡️
On April 22, legal scholars from across the nation gathered to honor #CLSProf Robert Scott, who retired from the Law School faculty in 2021 after two decades of teaching contracts law, commercial transactions, and bankruptcy law.
Check out this piece by Millstein Center Co-Director Jeff Gordon!…
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How are boards navigating today’s complex environment? The @MillsteinCenter at Columbia Law partnered with @Deloitte to identify five areas board members are focusing on to better contribute toward meeting organizational objectives.
For his enthusiasm, energy, and “brilliance,” #CLSProf @ProfEricTalley has been awarded the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching by the graduating class of 2022. Talley answered a few cold-call questions to outline his path to the podium:
In Bloomberg Law, #CLSProf @ProfKFranke says if the draft SCOTUS opinion becomes constitutional law, it “would be a tipping point in a direction quickly sliding us backwards, really almost to the early part of the 20th century in terms of what the Constitution protects...”…
#CLSProf Carol Sanger talks to @NPR's Leila Fadel about the content and implications of the leaked draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. 🔈
On April 22, legal scholars from across the nation gathered to honor #CLSProf Robert Scott, who retired from the Law School faculty in 2021 after two decades of teaching contracts law, commercial transactions, and bankruptcy law.
In a recent op-ed in @Newsweek, #CLSProf Michael Doyle and Dorothea Koehn discuss what NATO allies should be doing to support the 7.1 million Ukrainians who have fled their homes but remain in Ukraine.
We mourn the passing of our longtime faculty member Joseph Raz. A world-renowned legal philosopher, Professor Raz championed legal positivism, and his influential scholarship offered new insights into the nature of law and legal reasoning.
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