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.

When word came that Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School’s Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, had been chosen to receive the Max Planck Research Award for 2012, the comparative law expert was in a hotel room in Florence, Italy, preparing for a student’s dissertation defense.

Robert Shapiro is a professor of political science, who specializes in American politics, especially public opinion and political behavior, political psychology and political leadership.

Shelley Mayer

Shelley Mayer has traded her Morningside Heights office for a seat in Albany.

A fresh look at the evidence used to convict and justify the execution of Carlos DeLuna more than 20 years ago reveals that there is more to his story than meets the eye:

Susan Sturm Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Professor Susan Sturm’s path to the law wound through work she did long before she got to law school—in the Head Start program, at a school for disabled kids and in a foster home.

Professor Richard Gardner reports to former President Bill Clinton on his work as U.S. ambassador to Spain. Gardner held that position from 1993 to 1997.

More Than 100 Former Students Will Return to Columbia for a Conference in Honor of Professor Richard Gardner as He Preprares to Retire After Six Decades

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