Media Guide to Experts

Members of the Columbia Law School faculty are available to comment on a wide range of subjects, both on the record and for background information.

Please review our online directory below, organized by topic, to find the expert who can best address your editorial needs. You may contact the professor directly (contact information is included with their bios on the website) or contact the Office of Public Affairs for assistance.

Please note that this listing does not represent the entirety of the Columbia Law faculty, so check with us at publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu or 212-854-2650 if you need further assistance and/or help with an inquiry about Columbia Law School or legal education specifically.

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Topic Faculty

Administrative Law

Mark Barenberg, Jeffrey Gordon, Michael Graetz, Philip Hamburger, Kathryn Judge, Jeremy Kessler, Thomas Merrill, Gillian Metzger, Peter Strauss

Antitrust

Anu Bradford, Petros Mavroidis, Tim Wu

Arbitration

George Bermann, Petros Mavroidis

Banking and Financial Regulation

John Coffee Jr., Jeffrey Gordon, Kathryn Judge, Katharina Pistor
Bankruptcy

John Coffee Jr., Ronald Mann, Edward Morrison, Robert Scott

Campaign Finance

Richard Briffault

Capital Punishment and Death Penalty

Jeffrey Fagan, Bernard Harcourt, James Liebman

Child Advocacy/Juvenile Justice

Jeffrey Fagan, Elizabeth Scott, Jane Spinak

Chinese Law and Politics

Benjamin Liebman

Civil Procedure and Litigation

Alexandra Carter, John Coffee Jr., Brett Dignam, Suzanne Goldberg, Olatunde Johnson, Susan Sturm

Civil Rights

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Jeffrey Fagan, Katherine Franke, Maeve Glass, Suzanne Goldberg, Olatunde Johnson, Elora Mukherjee, Susan Sturm, Kendall Thomas

Class Actions

John Coffee Jr.

Climate Change

Michael Burger, Michael Gerrard

Constitutional Law

Mark Barenberg, Philip Bobbitt, Katherine Franke, Suzanne Goldberg, Jamal Greene, Philip Hamburger, Gillian Metzger, David Pozen, Jedediah Purdy, Matthew Waxman

Contracts

Michael Heller, Edward Morrison, Robert Scott, Eric Talley

Copyright

June Besek, Jane Ginsburg, Philippa Loengard, Ronald Mann, Tim Wu

Corporate Law and Governance

John Coffee Jr., Merritt Fox, Jeffrey Gordon, Kathryn Judge, Joshua Mitts, Edward Morrison, Eric Talley

Corruption

Berit Berger, Richard Briffault, John Coffee Jr., Daniel Richman, Jennifer Rodgers 

Criminal Law and Procedure

John Coffee Jr., Brett Dignam, Jeffrey Fagan, Bernard Harcourt, James Liebman, Daniel Richman

Cybersecurity

David Pozen, Matthew Waxman, Tim Wu

Data and the Law

Kellen Funk, Justin McCrary, Joshua Mitts, Eric Talley

Death Penalty and Capital Punishment

Jeffrey Fagan, Bernard Harcourt, James Liebman

Disability Law

Elizabeth Emens

Economics and Finance

Jagdish Bhagwati, John Coffee Jr., Merritt Fox, Jeffrey Gordon, Kathryn Judge, Joshua Mitts, Edward Morrison, Katharina Pistor, Eric Talley

Education Policy

James Liebman

Election Law and Voting Rights

Richard Briffault, Olatunde Johnson

Employment and Labor Law

Mark Barenberg, Lance Liebman

Energy

Michael Burger, Michael Gerrard, Michael Graetz, Thomas W. Merrill, David Schizer

Environmental Law

Michael Burger, Michael Gerrard, Susan Kraham, Edward Lloyd, Jedediah Purdy

 European Union

George Bermann, Anu Bradford, Petros Mavroidis, Katharina Pistor

Executive Compensation

John Coffee Jr., Jeffrey Gordon

Family Law

Katherine Franke, Suzanne Goldberg, Carol Sanger, Elizabeth Scott, Jane Spinak

Federalism

Jessica Bulman-Pozen, Olatunde Johnson, Gillian Metzger, David Pozen

First Amendment

Vincent Blasi

Foreign Policy

Philip Bobbitt, Michael Doyle, Matthew Waxman

Freedom of Information Act

David Pozen

Freedom of Speech and The Press

Vincent Blasi, Jamal Greene, David Pozen, Tim Wu

Gender and Sexuality

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Katherine Franke, Suzanne Goldberg, Carol Sanger, Kendall Thomas

Health Law and Policy/Health Justice

Emily Benfer, Kristen Underhill

Housing Olatunde Johnson

 Human Rights

Sarah Cleveland, Sarah Knuckey

Immigration

Bernard Harcourt, Elora Mukherjee

Impeachment

Richard Briffault, Jamal Greene

Intellectual Property

June Besek, Jane Ginsburg, Philippa Loengard, Ronald Mann, Tim Wu

International Law

Sarah Cleveland, Michael Doyle, Sarah Knuckey, Matthew Waxman

Internet/Telecommunications Policy

Tim Wu

Israeli Law and Politics

Zohar Goshen, David Schizer

Juvenile Justice/Child Advocacy

Jeffrey Fagan, Elizabeth Scott, Jane Spinak

Labor and Employment Law

Mark Barenberg, Lance Liebman

Legal History

Kellen Funk, Maeve Glass, Jeremy Kessler, Christina Duffy Ponsa

Mediation

Alexandra Carter

Mergers and Acquisitions

John Coffee Jr., Jeffrey Gordon, Eric Talley

Mueller Investigation

Berit Berger, Jennifer Rodgers

National Security Law

Philip Bobbitt, Michael Doyle, David Pozen, Matthew Waxman

New York City

Richard Briffault

Patents and Trademarks

Jane Ginsburg

Prisoners' Rights

Brett Dignam, Philip Genty

Race and Social Justice

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Jeffrey Fagan, Katherine Franke, Suzanne Goldberg, Olatunde Johnson, Elora Mukherjee, Susan Sturm, Kendall Thomas

Religion and the Law

Katherine Franke, Philip Hamburger

Reproductive Rights

Katherine Franke, Suzanne Goldberg, Carol Sanger

Securities Law and Regulation

John Coffee Jr., Merritt Fox, Jeffrey Gordon, Joshua Mitts, Eric Talley

Sexuality and Gender

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Katherine Franke, Suzanne Goldberg, Carol Sanger, Kendall Thomas

Social Media

Bernard Harcourt, Tim Wu

State and Local Government

Richard Briffault

Surveillance and Privacy

Philip Bobbitt, Bernard Harcourt, David Pozen, Matthew Waxman, Tim Wu

Tax Law and Policy

Michael Graetz, Alex Raskolnikov, David Schizer

Trade

Jagdish Bhagwati, Anu Bradford, Petros Mavroidis, Katharina Pistor

United Nations

Sarah Cleveland, Michael Doyle, Sarah Knuckey

War Powers

Philip Bobbitt, Matthew Waxman

White Collar Crime

John Coffee Jr., Daniel Richman

 

Contact

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Director, Public Affairs