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.
Cybersecurity Experts Columbia University

From left to right: Senior Research Scholar Jason Healey , Computer Scientist Steven Bellovin, and Law Professor Matthew Waxman.

Police say the terrorists who killed 130 people in coordinated attacks in Paris in November used cell phones to communicate. And the couple who attacked a holiday party in San Bernardino, Calif., killing 14, may have discussed jihad and martyrdom online.

As chief of the Civil Rights Bureau at the New York Attorney General’s Office, Columbia Law School lecturer and alumna Kristen M. Clarke ’00 wields a host of state and federal laws to investigate and prosecute discrimination.

Columbia Law School Professor Suzanne B. Goldberg has more reason than most to be thrilled with the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide.