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    Alexandra Carter, J.D.

    Clinical Professor of Law

    Alexandra Carter is the director of the Edson Queiroz Foundation Mediation Program and director of Clinical Programs at Columbia Law School. Carter won the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for clinical advocacy while a student at Columbia Law School and has become a strong advocate of mediation as a valuable tool for many kinds of legal challenges. Through the New York Peace Institute, a nonprofit that specializes in mediati [ ... ]

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    Sarah H. Cleveland, J.D.

    Louis Henkin Professor in Human and Constitutional Rights

    Professor Sarah Cleveland is a noted expert in international law and the constitutional law of U.S. foreign relations, with particular interests in the status of international law in U.S. domestic law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, and the constitutional law of U.S. foreign relations. From 2009 to 2011, she served as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of Stat [ ... ]

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    Lori Fisler Damrosch, J.D.

    Henry L. Moses Prof. of Law and Intl. Organization

    Professor Damrosch joined the Columbia faculty in 1984. From 1984 to 1989 she was an associate professor at the School of International and Public Affairs. Her principal areas of interest are public international law and the U.S. law of foreign relations. She is named the Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization. Her publications include International Law: Cases and Materials, 4th edition with Pugh [ ... ]

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    Michael Doyle, Ph.D.

    Director, Columbia Global Policy Initiative

    Michael Doyle specializes in international relations theory, international security, and international organizations. Doyle previously served as assistant secretary-general and special adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan from 2001 to 2003. His responsibilities included strategic planning (Millennium Development Goals), outreach to the international corporate sector (the Global Compact), and [ ... ]

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    George P. Fletcher, J.D.

    Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence

    George P. Fletcher is regarded as one of the leading scholars in the United States in the fields of torts and criminal law, in particular, comparative and international criminal law. He had two books published in 2009. His first novel, The Bond, appeared in the fall. One insightful critic described it as a cross between Sophie's World and The Human Stain. The second book, which discusses tort liability in international [ ... ]

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    JoAnn Kamuf Ward, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    JoAnn Kamuf Ward is Counsel for the Human Rights Institute's Human Rights in the U.S. Project. Ms. Ward focuses on promoting the use of a human rights framework to address inequality and social injustice domestically. Her work includes developing strategies to strengthen federal and local mechanisms for monitoring and enforcing human rights as a member of the Human Rights at Home Campaign, as well as assisting with the In [ ... ]

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    Risa Kaufman, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Risa E. Kaufman is the executive director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School and a Lecturer-in-Law.  Ms. Kaufman develops and advances international human rights norms and strategies in the United States through research, advocacy, network building, and training. Her advocacy and research focus on subnational implementation of human rights; access to justice; and economic, socia [ ... ]

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    Scott E. Kessler, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Scott Kessler is the Bureau Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Queens County District Attorney's Office. Under his leadership, the Domestic Violence Bureau has earned a national reputation as one of the best in the country based on its high conviction rate and its successful prosecution of thousands of cases without the victim's cooperation. Mr. Kessler has collaborated with the NYPD to develop a system of ear [ ... ]

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    Susan Kraham, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Susan J. Kraham is a Senior Staff Attorney and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School's Environmental Law Clinic. Susan has spent her legal career representing public interest clients with a particular focus on environmental and land use law. Prior to joining the Environmental Law Clinic, Susan served as Counsel to the New Jersey Audubon Society. From 1998 until 2005 she was an Associate Clinical Professor in the Environm [ ... ]

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    Roy S. Lee, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor of Law

    As the Executive Secretary to the International Criminal Court Conference, Dr. Lee is responsible for the organization and management of the Conference and its subsidiary bodies. In addition, he is currently Director of the Codification Division in the Office of Legal Affairs and also acts as Secretary of the International Law Commission and of the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly and of three other law-mak [ ... ]

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    Dorchen A. Leidholdt, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Dorchen has been an activist and leader in the feminist movement against violence against women since the mid-1970’s, counseling and advocating for rape victims, organizing against the media’s promotion of violence against women, serving on the legal team for the plaintiff in a precedent-setting sexual harassment case, and representing hundreds of women victimized by practices of violence against women, includ [ ... ]

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    Carol B. Liebman, J.D.

    Clinical Professor of Law

    Liebman has taught negotiation and mediation in Vietnam, Brazil, Israel and China and designed and presented mediation training for a variety of groups including the Certification Program in Bioethics of Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; New York's First Department, Appellate Division, Attorney Disciplinary Committee; the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; and high school s [ ... ]

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    Nancy Northup, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Nancy Northup is the President of the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global human rights organization that uses constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive freedom. The Center has won groundbreaking cases before federal and state courts, U.N. committees, and regional human rights bodies, such as the European Court of Human Rights. Working at the state, national, and international levels, the Cen [ ... ]

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    Edwin Rekosh, J.D.

    Lecturer in Law

    Mr. Edwin Rekosh is founder and Executive Director of PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law, an international NGO that connects with local partners to develop the institutions essential to rights-respecting societies. PILnet envisions a world where rule of law, as developed and supported within a wide variety of countries, delivers justice and protects human rights. PILnet connects with local partners t [ ... ]

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    Jeong-Ho Roh

    Director, Center for Korean Legal Studies

    Jeong-Ho Roh is a recognized expert on North and South Korean legal relations. Specializing in the development of constitutionalism and democracy in both the South and North Korean legal systems, as well as U.S. and East Asian international transactions, Roh served as Legal Advisor to the Korean Ministry of National Unification on the KEDO North Korean Light-water Reactor Project and he is a member of the Korean Min [ ... ]

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    Menachem Z. Rosensaft, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Menachem Z. Rosensaft, is General Counsel of the World Jewish Congress. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, and Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law. Born on May 1, 1948 in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen, the son of two survivors of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, he has long been a leader in Holocaust remembrance activities. On September 22, 2010, Preside [ ... ]

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    Steven Shapiro

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Steven R. Shapiro is the Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation's oldest and largest civil liberties organization. After graduating from Harvard Law School and spending one year as law clerk to Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Shapiro joined the New York Civil Liberties Union in 1976. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights First and t [ ... ]

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    Graeme Simpson, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Graeme Simpson is working as an independent consultant and Senior Advisor to the Director General of Interpeace, a global peacebuilding organization headquartered in Geneva. Interpeace is working in 18 conflict and immediate post-conflict zones around the world. He has worked extensively on issues related to transitional justice, including work with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and on the transfo [ ... ]

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    Susan P. Sturm, J.D.

    George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility

    Susan Sturm is the George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and the founding director of the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School. She has published numerous articles, case studies and books on “the architecture of inclusion,” institutional change, transformative leadership, workplace equality, legal education, and inclusion and diversity in higher education [ ... ]

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    Tseliso Thipanyane, LL.B., LL.M.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Tseliso Thipanyane, B.Sc., LL.B., and LL.M., is the former chief executive officer of the South African Human Rights Commission and is currently an independent consultant on human rights, democracy and good governance. Thipanyane is a member of the advisory board of the Children Institute of the University of Cape Town in South Africa and a member of the advisory board of the Council for the Advancement of South Africa's [ ... ]

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    Janice Tudy-Jackson

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Janice Tudy-Jackson is a facilitator, mediator, trainer, and educator, with extensive experience in conflict management and collaborative processes.  She, also, serves on the faculty for courses and workshops offered by the American Bar Association; the New York City Bar Association; the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s National Leadership Institute; the Association for Conflict Resolution of Gre [ ... ]

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    Matthew Waxman, J.D.

    Liviu Librescu Professor of Law

    Matthew Waxman is an expert in national security law and international law, including issues related to international human rights and constitutional rights; military force and conflict resolution; and terrorism.  He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and clerked for Associate Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  Before joining [ ... ]

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    Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies

    Established in 2011, the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School will serve as a global focal point for the development, articulation, and application of intersectionality as both a theoretical framework and a cogent practice in law, human rights, and social justice advocacy. The first such center of its kind, its research projects and initiatives will bring together scholars and [ ... ]

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    Center on Global Governance

    Founded in March 2003, the center’s initiatives flow naturally from Columbia Law School’s exceptionally rich curriculum relating to global law issues. Its activities, in turn, affect that curriculum. As part of its regular curriculum, the Law School offers what is perhaps the largest number of courses and seminars of any U.S. law school, focusing on the challenges emerging from transnational movement of [ ... ]

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    Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)

    The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is a leading applied research center and forum dedicated to the study, practice and discussion of sustainable international investment. Sustainable international investment (SII) is investment that maximizes economic, social and environmental benefits and minimizes risks for all [ ... ]

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    Human Rights Clinic

    The Human Rights Clinic exposes students to the practice of law in the international and cross-cultural context of human rights litigation and advocacy. An intensive critical seminar examines the actors, subjects, and tools of the human rights movement, as well as critiques coming from left and right. Specifically, the seminar considers the evolution of the human rights movement, how to locate litigation in human rights w [ ... ]

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    Human Rights Institute

    The Human Rights Institute serves as the focal point of international human rights education, scholarship and practice at Columbia Law School. The Institute fosters the development of a rich and comprehensive human rights curriculum and builds bridges between theory and practice, between law and other disciplines, between constitutional rights and international human rights, and between Columbia Law School and the world w [ ... ]

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    Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security

    The Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security focuses particularly on the role of domestic law in national security matters from the perspective of both lawyers and policymakers. The contours of the dynamic field of national security law are in constant flux, being shaped and reshaped each year in light of emerging challenges posed by the inevitability of globalization. “The goal of the program i [ ... ]

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    Social Justice Initiatives Program

    The Social Justice Initiatives program manifests Columbia Law School's belief that public interest experience should be part of the professional life of every Columbia student and graduate. Social Justice Initiatives has primary responsibility for career services for Columbia Law School students and graduates interested in public interest, government, and legal volunteer work. We provide programming and individual advis [ ... ]