Law

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.

Psychologists and criminal defense attorneys have long argued that the adolescent brain is different from the brain of a child or an adult.

The only problem? They couldn’t prove it.

Mulhall in front of a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle during a stop at a Marine Corps base in Al Anbar Province, Iraq

Brian C. Mulhall, who is graduating from the Law School, learned a lesson in a middle school summer wrestling program that became central to the way he approaches life.

If you could take only one volume to a desert island, Columbia Law School Professor Robert A. Ferguson’s new book might be the one.

Olatunde Johnson’s interest in a law career was sparked shortly after she graduated from Yale with a B.A. in literature. Working for the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., she found herself surrounded by lawyers and was intrigued by how they approached the law.

After completing her 1991 autobiographical book The Alchemy of Race and Rights, Patricia J. Williams faced a dilemma.

Former Solicitor General Charles Fried (Law’60) is the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Visiting Professor of Law. Image credit: Bruce Gilbert

When Charles Fried was a student at Columbia Law School in the late 1950s, he took three classes with Herbert Wechsler, a legendary constitutional law professor whose achievements included developing the legal framework for the Nuremberg trials and helping design a model penal code that up

Nathaniel Persily
Charles Beekman Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science

Q. This election cycle has seen a great deal of controversy over voter identification laws. How significant are they in the election process?

Three-time Olympian Caryn Davies (LAW’13) added to her collection of medals this morning in London when her U.S. rowing team won the women’s eight.

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