Law

Olatunde Johnson

Olatunde Johnson, the Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and an expert in civil rights and constitutional governance, is worried.

Michael Gerrard

Michael Gerrard, the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, begins his course on climate change law and policy by encouraging students to challenge him.

black and white photo of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg while she was a student at Columbia Law School
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (LAW’59) has made history since her student days, when she tied for first in her graduating class, and again in 1972 when she became the first woman to join the Law School as a tenured professor. An online exhibit, “Sincerely, Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” features exclusive archives that illuminate her commitment to gender equality as well as her wit and legal savvy.
two hikers on a melting arctic glacier

Photo by Rebecca Fowler

Columbia’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law was established in 2009 to develop legal techniques to address climate change. Since January 20th 2017, it has been busier than ever.

Mae Ngai
Author of the award-winning book 'Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America,' Ngai is an authority on immigration, citizenship, nationalism, and U.S. legal and political history.
Katherine Franke in glasses with light green collared shirt
Katherine Franke, a law professor gender and sexuality studies, discusses the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
Yasmin Theodros Dagne was named a Leonard H. Sandler Fellow at Human Rights Watch, where she will spend a year investigating human rights abuses.
Que’Nique Mykte’ standing by a column, wearing a black suit, white shirt and gray tie

Photo by Eileen Barroso

As a slam poet and spoken word artist, Que’Nique Mykte’ Newbill knows how to tell a story. And he’s decided to do that through the language of law.
Kenneth Prewitt

Are you a citizen of the United States? If the eight words in that question are added to the 2020 census, as the Trump administration has proposed, they will have profound consequences over the next decade.

Charles Branas in a suit crossing his arms

At first glance, abandoned spaces in cities and gun violence would appear to have little in common.

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