Law

Michael Graetz Tax Expert
Politicians have been talking about the need for tax reform for decades and this year’s presidential campaign is no exception. Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump both say changes are needed, but it should come as no surprise that their proposals are very different.
Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger teaching.

Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger teaching.

When in June the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas that upheld affirmative action in college admissions, the decision was widely hailed as a decisive victory recognizing the value of diversity in higher education.

John Santelli Columbia law public health
John Santelli, a professor at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, says he was “quite happily surprised” by the decision, calling it “a great victory for women, for reproductive health, and for American medicine.” Here he discusses what it means.
Jameel Jaffer Director of Knight First Amendment Institute, Columbia University
President Lee C. Bollinger appointed Jameel Jaffer as founding director of the Knight First Amendment Institute. The new institute will work to preserve and expand the freedoms of expression and the press in the digital age.
Columbia Lee C. Bollinger Affirmative Action

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As the country mourned 49 deaths in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and wondered what could have been done to prevent the tragedy, Democrats and Republicans introduced gun-safety measures in the Senate.

Columbia Great Grad 2016 Luis Gabriel Hoyos

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Luis Gabriel Hoyos was 18 years old in 2005 when he came to the U.S. from his native Colombia with a scholarship to attend Vassar College. Shortly after he graduated, he testified before an immigration judge in Houston on behalf of an uncle.
For the better part of four decades, the Supreme Court discussion about affirmative action, as it occurs in legal briefs, oral arguments and opinions, has been of one narrow stripe: the Court typically considers whether a white student has been harmed...
Jeffrey Lax is a political scientist whose specialties are judicial politics, specifically at the U.S. Supreme Court, and the influence of public opinion on public policy.
Columbia Law School Professor Carol Sanger on Abortion Law

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Columbia Law School Professor Carol Sanger, an expert in family law and abortion rights, discusses the latest case to challenge abortion law, which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, March 2.

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