Law

Protesters at Ferguson, MO. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Eileen Barroso.

In 1970, Elora Mukherjee’s father arrived in New York City from India on an engineering scholarship with $7 in his pocket.

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"558","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"400","style":"width: 300px; height: 400px; float: right; margin: 10px;","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"300"}}]]Columbia University President Lee C.

A California judge has called David Rosner “the people’s historian.” Although the judge was speaking of Rosner’s role in a case that lists the People of the State of California as plaintiff, it is an apt description of someone who has spent decades studying environmental hazards, especiall

Samuel Roth has faded from history, but the books he published are hard to forget.

Michael Sovern (CC’53, LAW’55) has had a six-decade love affair with Columbia, from the moment he walked through its gates in 1949 through to the present as University president emeritus and Chancellor Kent Professor of Law.

Thurgood Marshall’s NAACP legal team included Columbians Jack Greenberg and Constance Baker Motley here with Marshall. Courtesy of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Over 65 years as a crusading civil rights lawyer, Law School Professor Jack Greenberg (CC’45, LAW’48, CC Dean'89-93), argued the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court and won Martin Luther King Jr. the right to march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.

A man who was wrongfully convicted for the 1990 double murder of a former New Haven alderman and the alderman’s lover should be freed within 60 days unless the state of Connecticut decides to retry him, a federal judge ruled Monday in a hard-fought victory for Columbia Law School Professor Brett Dignam and her clinical students.

In the decision by the federal judge who found New York City’s stop-and-frisk policies unconstitutional, one name appears more than any other: that of Jeffrey Fagan, a professor at Columbia Law School and the Mailman School of Public Health.

Pages