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Yu   Xingzhong Yu Joins Faculty as Anthony and Lulu Wang Chair in Chinese Law

"We have been searching for a number of years for the right person to fill the Wang Chair in Chinese Law," stated Stewart Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law. "I am confident that Professor Yu is that person and that he will lead our Chinese Law program with distinction." More...


Juan Carlos Esguerra LL.M. '73 Named to Lead Colombian Ministry of Justice

"Esguerra is the ideal person to assume this office at a very important moment for justice in this country," said President Santos at the July 11 ceremony announcing the appointment. More...

Sang-Hyun Song, J.S.D. '70, President of the International Criminal Court, Speaks at Paris Alumni and Student Event

Nicolas Vivien, LL.M. '90 hosted an alumni gathering, followed by a meeting between students and alumni at the Sorbonne law school, where Song presented his lecture. More...

Health Law and Economics Scholar Michael Frakes Joins Permanent Law School Faculty

In the coming year, Frakes will teach Torts and Health Care Law and continue his scholarly work on various projects in health law. More...

New Faculty Member Susan Hazeldean to Create a Civil Rights Clinic

After a decade of work as an advocate for workers, immigrants, veterans, and homeless LGBT youth, Susan V. Hazeldean has joined the clinical faculty. More...

Retiring Supreme Court Reporter Joins LII Supreme Court Bulletin and Selects Inaugural Prize Winners

When Cornell alumnus Frank Wagner, the Supreme Court's 15th Reporter, wanted to retire but remain involved in the dissemination of Court opinions, Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute was eager to take him on. More...

Fastcase 50: Honoring the Law's Smartest, Most Courageous Innovators, Techies, Visionaries, & Leaders

Congratulations to the LII's Tom Bruce and Cornell Law School alumna Carolyn Elefant '88 for making the inaugural Fastcase 50 list. More...

Alumni Profile: Hughes Hubbard's Kenneth A. Lefkowitz '83 is a "Deal Junkie"

"The most important thing you can do for a client is be there," says Kenneth A. Lefkowitz '83, a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed. More...

A Fixer-Upper for Finance

Robert Hockett. 87 Washington University Law Review 1213 (2010).

Free and Fair Elections, Violence and Conflict

Muna Ndulo, Sara Lulo. 51 Harvard International Law Journal Online 155 (2010).

When Lightning Strikes Back: South Carolina's Return to the Unconstitutional Standardless Capital Sentencing Regime of the Pre-Furman Era

John H. Blume, Sheri Johnson, Emily C. Paavola, Keir M. Weyble.
4 Charleston Law Review 479-535 (2010).


The Volcker Rule and Evolving Financial Markets

Harvard Business Law Review
Charles Whitehead


Lawyers' Group Okays Monitoring of Jurors' Websites

Thomson Reuters
Valerie Hans


A Supreme Court Scorecard

New York Times
Michael Dorf


M&A Lawsuits Skyrocket as Fee-Hungry Law Firms Smell Easy Money

FOX Business
Charles Whitehead


Zimbabweans Learn About Constitution Process in Virginia

Associated Press
Muna Ndulo


Renzi's Case is Far from Settled

Roll Call
Josh Chafetz


National Impact from New York Marriage Law: Experts

Michael Dorf


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New Cornell Law School Alumni Directory to Launch

As one of the preeminent law schools in the country, Cornell Law School has a long and storied history. To honor your contribution to this history—and to help you stay connected with other leaders in the field of law—we are publishing a new directory with complete biographical listings of all alumni. You will be contacted soon by a representative from Harris Connect. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

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