(Listed in alphabetical order)
Professor José E. Alvarez, with other Columbia faculty, participated in a new project of the American Law Institute dealing with principles of trade law. One of the two chief reporters for the project is Visiting Professor Petros Mavroidis. Merit Janow, SIPA professor in the practice, is one of the reporters. Professors Alvarez and George Bermann as well as Dean David Leebron commented on papers presented at the project's first meeting in Philadelphia in February. In January, as part of the Public International Law speaker series, professors Alvarez and Lori Damrosch posed questions to four candidates for election to the International Criminal Court in an unprecedented roundtable. Prof. Alvarez served as a commentator at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York's Andrew Mellow Foundation seminar series on human rights and state sovereignty in March. He delivered a paper to the Columbia University Seminar on Human Rights in March on the topic of "United States Exceptionalism in International Law." Prof. Alvarez will also serve as the organizer and moderator for a plenary panel titled The State of the American Society of International Law during that organization's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in April. Also during the conference, Prof. Alvarez, who is presently a vice president in the society, will serve as co-host for the annual dinner. Prof. Alvarez will deliver a paper on international tribunals at a conference in honor of retiring professor Al Rubin of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Somerville, Mass., and will deliver the keynote address at the annual New Jersey Manor Dinner for Columbia alumni, both in April.
George A. Bermann ‘75 LL.M. ,Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law and director of the European Legal Studies Center, was a discussant at a conference called Trade Diplomats Meet Academics, in September at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He participated in the annual session of the delegation to the U.S. of the European Commission in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the commission's "Team Europe" Program. Prof. Bermann chaired and moderated a panel on Comparative Law in Multi-State Practice at Harvard Law School in October; the event was held in honor of Harvard professor Arthur von Mehren. Prof. Bermann delivered a paper titled "The Precautionary Principle in WTO Case Law" at an international conference at the School of International and Public Affairs as part of Columbia's "Alliance" Program with the University of Paris I, Institute des Sciences Politiques, and the École Polytechnique. He also made a presentation on the future of the European Union presidency in Madrid in January before Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar Lopez and at a colloquium of the European Constitutional Law Network on the Future of European Union Governance. Finally, Prof. Bermann participated in a meeting of ALI Project on Principles of Trade Law: The World Trade Organization, in Philadelphia in February (the project's co-chief reporter was Prof. Petros Mavroidis, also of Columbia Law School)
Barbara Aronstein Black ‘55, George Welwood Murray Professor of Legal History, was moderator of a panel and speaker at the luncheon in October celebrating the 75th anniversary of the admission of women to Columbia Law School. She was also moderator of a panel called How Women Have Changed the Practice of Law, in November at the New York City Women's Club.
John C. Coffee, Jr., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, spoke and served as a discussion facilitator at several panels on corporate governance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and then discussed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as a panelist at the Securities Regulation Institute in San Diego. Both events took place in January. In February, he spoke on the implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for the liabilities of directors and officers at the annual convention of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS) in New York and gave the keynote speech at a Glasser Legal Works securities law symposium in Miami. Also in February, Prof. Coffee lectured on the impact of Enron and related scandals at academic symposiums at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and New York University's Stern School of Business. In March, he was the keynote speaker at a similar academic symposium at Cornell Law School. Also that month, he was a panelist at the American Bar Association's National Symposium on White Collar Crime in San Francisco and was again the keynote speaker at a Vanderbilt Law School symposium on securities litigation. In April, he will be a principal speaker at a symposium in San Diego sponsored by both the Institute for Law and Economics and Duke University Law School. In May, Prof. Coffee will speak in Lisbon at a conference sponsored by the European Economics Association and at a Max Planck Institute conference in Sicily. That month he will also lecture at the University of Naples on the changing nature of corporate governance.
Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw continues to appear as a regular commentator on NPR's "Tavis Smiley," on topics ranging from affirmative action to race and the Democratic Party.
Professor Michael C. Dorf presented "Constitutional Existence Conditions and Judicial Review," a paper co-authored with University of Pennsylvania law professor Matthew Adler on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Marbury v. Madison, at the Federal Courts Section panel of the Association of American Law Schools in Washington, D.C., and at faculty workshops at Brooklyn Law School, Columbia, and Oklahoma City University Law School. He also delivered a public lecture on "Federalism as a System of Administration" in Oklahoma City. Prof. Dorf organized and moderated a symposium on the work of the late Professor Charles L. Black, Jr. relating to equality law at the Law School and was a panelist at a symposium at Yale Law School regarding Prof. Black's work on structural constitutional interpretation. Prof. Dorf presented "An Institutional Approach to Legal Indeterminacy" at a constitutional theory conference at Vanderbilt Law School. Finally, he co-authored (with Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan) an amicus brief on behalf of the Association of American Law Schools in Grutter v. Bollinger, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the University of Michigan Law School's affirmative action program.
Professor Ariela Dubler presented "Single Women and the Legal Construction of Marriage" at a conference called Making, Remaking, and Unmaking of Modern Marriage, organized by the USC Center for Law, History and Culture in February. In March, she presented "In the Shadow of Marriage: Widows and the Meaning of Marriage" at the annual conference of the Association for Law, Culture, and the Humanities, as well as "Marriage, Nonmarriage, and the Meaning of Democracy" at a conference called Marriage, Democracy, and Families, at Hofstra Law School. In April, she will comment on the history of feminist legal scholarship at a conference on feminist law journals organized by the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. She will also present her work on the legal evolution of widows' rights to the Hofstra Law School faculty workshop.
Jeffrey A. Fagan, Professor of Socio-Medical Sciences, Epidemiology and Law, presented a paper titled "Reciprocal Effects of Crime and Incarceration in New York City Neighborhoods" at a symposium called Beyond the Sentence: Post-Incarceration Legal, Social and Economic Consequences of Criminal Convictions. It was held in February at the Fordham University School of Law. In March, he delivered a paper on "The Changing Borders of Juvenile Justice: Adult Punishment of Youth Crime in the 21st Century" at a conference at the Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families. In April, he will be the organizer and co-chair for a symposium, with Prof. Michael Dorf, on Community Courts and Community Justice, at the Law School. Prof. Fagan is teaching a course on juvenile justice at the University of Tokyo School of Law in June, and he continues to serve on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academy of Sciences.
E. Allan Farnsworth ‘52, Alfred McCormack Professor of Law, attended a week-long meeting of a drafting group on UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Law in Louvain-la-Neuve in January.
Robert A. Ferguson, George Edward Woodberry Professor in Law, Literature, and Criticism, lectured in January at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The title of his talk was "The Connection of Law and Religion in Revolutionary America."
Professor Katherine Franke, co-director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture and vice dean, gave a paper called "Subjects of Freedom: Husbands and Wives" at The Making, Remaking and Unmaking of Modern Marriage conference at the USC Center for Law, History and Culture in February. Also that month, she delivered a talk titled "Theorizing Yes-50 Years Later" at the University of Indiana-Bloomington's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Kinsey Report on Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. In March, Prof. Franke gave a paper called "Dilemmas of Citizenship: Rights as Governance" at the annual meeting of the Association of Law, Culture and Humanities.
Professor Philip Genty presented an article, "Damage to Family Relationships as a Collateral Consequence of Parental Incarceration" in February at a Fordham Law School Symposium called Beyond the Sentence: Post-Incarceration Legal, Social and Economic Consequences of Criminal Convictions. He also appeared as a panelist in March in Washington, D.C., at the Child Welfare League of America's national conference called Children 2003: Imagine an America. The panel was titled ASFA: Unintended Consequences for Children with Incarcerated Parents? Bridging the Gap Between Child Welfare and Criminal Justice.
Jane C. Ginsburg, Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law and Co-Director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, under the auspices of the National University of Singapore, met with Singaporean judges and gave a seven-hour course at the Singapore Academy of Law to Singaporean lawyers and Malaysian judges on developments in international copyright law. (photo: you have the photos from the Kernochan Center's forum on Artists as Entrepreneurs)
Frank P. Grad ‘49, Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor Emeritus of Legislation, participated in the annual ALI-ABA, ELI and Smithsonian Conference on Environmental Law in February. He also participated in a panel on CERCLA (Superfund law) and RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act), presenting a paper on "Ability To Pay as a Consideration in Determining the Amount of a Civil Penalty under CERCLA §109(a), 42 U.S.C. §9609(a)."
Professor Jack Greenberg ‘48 is part of a team of attorneys assisting a group of New York City Council members who are filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the University of Michigan affirmative action case. He also gave an interview to the Voice of America China broadcasting division on racial discrimination in the United States. The National Park Service made a videotape of Prof. Greenberg for presentation at national parks during the 50th anniversary celebration of Brown v. Board of Education, as did the Black History Museum and the Cultural Center of Virginia. TheatreWorks/USA put on two performances in New York, prior to a national tour, of The Color of Justice, a children's play about Brown v. Board, in which, Prof. Greenberg adds, "an actor, younger and slimmer than I am today, portrays me."
Michael A. Heller, Lawrence A. Wein Professor of Real Estate Law, presented the paper "The Art of Land Assembly" (co-authored with Rick Hills) in February at the Stanford Law and Economics Workshop, the Harvard Law and Economics Workshop, and the Property Rights and Economic Development Conference at William and Mary. In March, he presented a talk on NAFTA and regulatory takings at the 2003 Appel Conference at Columbia. Prof. Heller will speak in April at a Liberty Fund Conference organized around his concept of the "Tragedy of the Anticommons" and at a Gruter Institute Conference on the topic of "The Basis of Property."
Professor Benjamin L. Liebman, director of Center for Chinese Legal Studies, was a fellow in December at the Salzburg Seminar called Law as a Catalyst for Change in Asia held in Salzburg. In March, he delivered a lecture on the jurisdiction and functioning of the U.S. federal courts at Sichuan University School of Law, in Chengdu China. Prof. Liebman also led a workshop discussion at Sichuan University on the relationship of the mass media to the courts in China and the United States. That month, he also participated in a symposium titled Access to Justice, at the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.
Edward Lloyd, Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professor in Environmental Law, was appointed to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission by Governor McGreevey and confirmed by the New Jersey Senate last fall. He is one of seven gubernatorial appointees. The Pinelands Commission is a fifteen-member body that sets land-use policies for the 1.1 million acre Pinelands area in southern New Jersey. The Pinelands includes 22 percent of the total land area of the state and encompasses seven counties and 56 municipalities. The Pinelands lie between Atlantic City and Camden and extend from the Delaware Bay as far north as Trenton and Freehold.
Gerard E. Lynch ‘75, Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law, was part of a panel at the January convention of the Association of American Law Schools on Revising the Model Penal Code. His remarks will be published, along with those of the other panelists, in the inaugural issue of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. In February, he moderated a panel discussion on security and civil liberties in wartime at the Federal Bar Council's winter retreat. The panelists were former FBI Director Louis Freeh, former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White ‘74, ACLU Legal Director (and Columbia adjunct faculty member) Stephen Shapiro, and defense lawyer James Brosnahan.
Curtis J. Milhaupt ‘89, Fuyo Professor and director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, presented a paper at a conference on comparative corporate governance in Tokyo sponsored by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry. He also participated in the annual Abe Retreat organized by the Social Science Research Council for recipients of awards from the Center for Global Partnership. In February, Prof. Milhaupt presented a paper titled "Nonprofit Organizations as Investor Protection: Economic Theory, and Evidence from East Asia" at the USC Law and Economics workshop. He will present the same paper at the annual meeting of the Law and Economics Association in Toronto in May. In April, Prof. Milhaupt will be a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin School of Law.
Professor Katharina Pistor, with Professor Hans Decker of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and Lecturer-in-Law Tamara Lothian, was co-organizer of a panel of legal counsels at the Appel Conference on Foreign Direct Investment held at the Law School in March. She also will serve as co-organizer (with Professor George Bermann ) of a conference titled Law and Governance in an Enlarged Europe to be held in April. She will be the chairwoman of a panel on comparative law and legal history at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law and Economics (ALEA) in Toronto in May.
Professor Joseph Raz gave lectures at the following locations: the Royal Institute of Philosophy, in London in February; the Storrs Lectures, at Yale in March; the Analytical Legal Philosophy annual conference at Oxford. In April, Prof. Raz will deliver the keynote address at a conference on Law's Moral Foundations: Has It Any? at Notre Dame, as well as the Stice Lecture at the University of Washington, and, in May, he will deliver lectures at the Institute of Education at the University of London and the University of Sheffield. In April, he will be the Anderson Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.
Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, participated in a one-day seminar on Sexual Harassment Policies at the European University Institute in Florence in March. It was organized by Prof. Silvana Sciarra, who previously served as the BNA Professor at the Law School.
Professor David M. Schizer presented his paper "Frictions and Tax-Motivated Hedging: An Empirical Exploration of Publicly-Traded Exchangeable Securities" at the NYU Tax Policy Colloquium. He also gave a faculty workshop at the University of Virginia Law School titled Market Bubbles and Wasteful Avoidance: Tax and Regulatory Constraints on Short Sales. In addition, Prof. Schizer participated in a panel at Cardozo Law School on the corporate governance implications of President Bush's plan to exempt dividends from taxation. He served as co-chair of the panel on taxation at the Yale / Stanford Junior Faculty Forum and as co-chair of the Law School's appointments committee, coordinating entry-level hiring. He also served as co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section's Committee on Financial Institutions and is a member of the Tax Club and Tax Forum.
Jane M. Spinak, Edward Ross Aranow Clinical Professor and director of clinical programs, served as the senior advisor on "Failure to Protect: A National Dialogue," a co-production of Frontline, Fred Friendly Seminars, and Columbia University's Institute for Children and Family Policy. It explored the complex decision-making done everyday by child welfare professionals and policy-makers. It was broadcast in February following a national child welfare symposium held at Columbia at which Prof. Spinak chaired one of the two plenary panels of national child welfare experts, titled The Adoption and Safe Families Act Five Years After: What Have the Effects Been? Prof. Spinak also contributed an essay to Frontline's Web site, commenting on "The Caseworker's Files," a documentary on Maine's child welfare system that was broadcast in conjunction with the national dialogue. Prof. Spinak continues to explore family court reform, her interest spurring her to participate in a community dialogue on family court in January sponsored by Columbia's American Assembly. She will also serve as a commentator on Professor William Simon's paper presentation at an April symposium, organized by professors Jeff Fagan and Michael Dorf, on Community Courts and Community Justice.
Peter L. Strauss, Betts Professor of Law, was elected to membership in the board of directors of the Center on Computer Assisted Legal Instruction. In January, he participated in a conference on electronic rulemaking at Harvard University's Kennedy Center and in a workshop on draft revisions to China's Administrative Litigation Law at Yale Law School. In February at the ABA's mid-winter meetings in Seattle, he participated in a panel on presidential oversight of rulemaking held by the ABA's Section on Regulatory Law and Administrative Practice. Prof. Strauss is chair of that section's committee on electronic government. In March, he traveled to Beijing with Stanley Lubman '58 and others to participate in a workshop on China's draft administrative procedure law.
Professor Susan Sturm gave a legal studies workshop at UCLA Law School, at which she presented her website, co-authored with Lani Guinier, on Building Multi-racial Learning Communities (available at www.racetalks.org). She presented a paper titled "Law, Norms, and Complex Discrimination" at a symposium on Owen Fiss at the University of Miami Law School. She was a speaker at a symposium at Stanford Law School called Rights and Realities in Employment Discrimination. She presented a paper at the Law and Society Workshop Series on the law and complex discrimination. She presented the preliminary findings of field research at a Russell Sage workshop on law and culture. In her capacity as co-chair of the Commision on the Status of Women, she hosted a workshop called The Status of Women at Columbia.
Professor John Fabian Witt appeared on a panel with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Kenneth Feinberg at the annual conference of the American Association of Law Schools in January. His paper was titled "An Evolutionary History of the September 11th Fund." He gave a paper titled "The Passion of William Werner" at the Boston University Law School legal history workshop in February and at the University of Michigan Law School Legal History Colloquium in March. He also served as a member of the program committee for the American Society for Legal History annual meetings.
Professor Mary Marsh Zulack led a panel of three New York practitioners, a California judge, and a technology director in a panel she designed for the annual conference of the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association. The discussion, titled New Challenges for Counsel and Clients: Experimental Courts - What Is Gained, What Is Sacrificed, was held in Milwaukee in November.