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Columbia Law School

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Part of Columbia University.

Location:
Manhattan, NY

Founding Date:
1858

Enrollment:
1300

Official Website:
http://www.law.columbia.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Philip J. Ablove
Business
c. 1940   CFO of W. R. Berkley, 1973-83
Bella Abzug
Politician
24-Jul-1920 31-Mar-1998 Feminist and former Congresswoman
Tom A. Alberg
Business
c. 1940   Madrona Venture Group
Emily Altman
Business
1955   Morgan Stanley
Kofi Appenteng
Attorney
14-Jun-1957   Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP
Stephen M. Axinn
Attorney
1938   Antitrust attorney
Perry Belmont
Politician
28-Dec-1851 25-May-1947 Congressman from New York, 1881-88
Richard Ben-Veniste
Attorney
3-Jan-1943   9-11 Commission member
Gary G. Benanav
Business
c. 1946   Vice Chairman of New York Life, 1999-2005
Roland Betts
Business
25-May-1946   Longtime friend of George W. Bush
Karan K. Bhatia
Government
?   Deputy US Trade Representative
Frank Blake
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Home Depot
Lee C. Bollinger
Educator
c. 1946   President of Columbia University
Lloyd W. Bowers
Attorney
9-Mar-1859 9-Sep-1910 US Solicitor General, 1909-10
William Bush
Attorney
c. 1946   Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski
Doyle E. Carlton
Politician
6-Jul-1885 25-Oct-1972 Governor of Florida, 1929-33
Walter L. Carpeneti
Judge
1-Dec-1945   Justice, Alaska Supreme Court
Emanuel Celler
Politician
6-May-1888 15-Jan-1981 Congressman from New York, 1923-73
John D. Clark
Economist
26-Sep-1884 6-Nov-1961 Council of Economic Advisers, 1946-53
Roy Cohn
Government
20-Feb-1927 2-Aug-1986 Joseph McCarthy's henchman
Bainbridge Colby
Government
22-Dec-1869 11-Apr-1950 US Secretary of State, 1920-21
William Colby
Spy
4-Jan-1920 27-Apr-1996 CIA Director, 1973-75
J. Barclay Collins II
Business
21-Oct-1944   General Counsel for Hess Corporation
William W. Colville
Business
c. 1935   General Counsel at Owens Corning, 1984-94
John W. Conway
Business
1945   CEO of Crown Holdings
Howard E. Cox, Jr.
Business
1944   Greylock Partners
Philippe P. Dauman
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Viacom
Eugene I. Davis
Business
c. 1953   Pirinate Consulting Group
Gray Davis
Politician
26-Dec-1942   Governor of California, 1999-2003
Westmoreland Davis
Politician
21-Aug-1859 7-Sep-1942 Governor of Virginia, 1918-22
James H. DeGraffenreidt, Jr.
Business
8-May-1953   CEO of WGL Holdings
Thomas E. Dewey
Politician
24-Mar-1902 16-Mar-1971 Did not defeat Truman
Wild Bill Donovan
Government
1-Jan-1883 8-Feb-1959 Founded the OSS
William O. Douglas
Judge
16-Oct-1898 19-Jan-1980 US Supreme Court Justice, 1939-75
Martin L. Edelman
Attorney
c. 1941   Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
Richard S. Emmet
Attorney
8-Apr-1897 5-Oct-1969 Counsel to the Bank of New York
Alan D. Feld
Attorney
c. 1937   Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
Hamilton Fish II
Politician
17-Apr-1849 15-Jan-1936 Congressman from New York, 1909-11
Russell J. Frackman
Attorney
c. 1945   RIAA, MPAA Attorney
Charles Fried
Government
15-Apr-1935   US Solicitor General, 1985-89
Stephen Friedman
Business
21-Dec-1937   Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
Ellen V. Futter
Educator
21-Sep-1949   President of Barnard College, 1980-93
Charles P. Garcia
Business
c. 1961   Sterling Financial Investment Group
James Rudolph Garfield
Politician
17-Oct-1865 24-Mar-1950 US Secretary of the Interior, 1907-09
Gordon Gee
Educator
2-Feb-1944   President, Ohio State University
Michael Geist
Blogger
11-Jul-1968   Internet law professor, University of Ottawa
Robert A. Gerard
Government
c. 1945   Assistant Treasury Secretary, 1974-77
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judge
15-Mar-1933   US Supreme Court Justice
Harvey J. Goldschmid
Government
6-May-1940   SEC Commissioner, 2002-05
Slade Gorton
Politician
8-Jan-1928   US Senator from Washington, 1981-2001
Jesse J. Greene, Jr.
Business
c. 1945   Chief Financial Risk Officer at IBM, 2007-10
James J. Grosfeld
Business
22-Jun-1937   CEO of Pulte Homes, 1974-90
Oscar Hammerstein II
Musician
12-Jul-1895 23-Aug-1960 Rodgers and Hammerstein
Edward Stephen Harkness
Philanthropist
22-Jan-1874 29-Jan-1940 Philanthropist
David W. Heleniak
Business
c. 1946   Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Government
21-Jan-1951   US Attorney General
Charles Evans Hughes
Politician
11-Apr-1862 27-Aug-1948 US Chief Justice, Presidential Candidate
Roderick L. Ireland
Judge
3-Dec-1944   Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Court
Merit E. Janow
Educator
13-May-1958   Professor of Int'l Affairs, Columbia University
Matthew H. Kamens
Attorney
6-Dec-1951   Of Counsel, Wolf Block
Caroline Kennedy
Relative
27-Nov-1957   Daughter of John F. Kennedy
John W. King
Politician
10-Oct-1918 9-Aug-1996 Governor of New Hampshire, 1963-69
Melvyn N. Klein
Attorney
c. 1941   GKH Partners LP
W. H. Knight
Educator
c. 1954   Law Professor, University of Washington
Jerome Kohlberg, Jr.
Business
10-Jul-1925   KKR, Kohlberg & Company
Kenneth P. Kopelman
Attorney
21-Jan-1952   Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Orin Kramer
Business
c. 1945   Chair, New Jersey State Investment Council
William Kunstler
Attorney
7-Jul-1919 4-Sep-1995 Civil rights attorney
Sidney Lapidus
Business
c. 1937   Warburg Pincus
Steven J. Law
Government
c. 1961   American Crossroads
Lewis Libby
Government
22-Aug-1950   Cheney's former Chief of Staff
Gerard E. Lynch
Judge
4-Sep-1951   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Charles MacVeagh
Attorney
6-Jun-1860 4-Dec-1931 US Ambassador to Japan, 1925-28
Franklin MacVeagh
Government
22-Nov-1837 6-Jul-1934 US Treasury Secretary, 1909-13
Michael E. Martin
Business
c. 1955   Brooklyn NY Holdings LLC
Thomas E. Martin
Politician
18-Jan-1893 27-Jun-1971 US Senator from Iowa, 1955-61
Vilma S. Martinez
Attorney
17-Oct-1943   US Ambassador to Argentina
Douglas H. McCorkindale
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Gannett, 2000-05
Cynthia McFadden
Journalist
27-May-1956   Primetime Live
James Meredith
Activist
25-Jun-1933   First black student at Ole Miss
Robert B. Meyner
Politician
3-Jul-1908 27-May-1990 Governor of New Jersey, 1954-62
Charles E. F. Millard
Government
c. 1957   Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2007-09
Brad Miller
Politician
19-May-1953   Congressman, North Carolina 13th
Jack R. Miller
Politician
6-Jun-1916 29-Aug-1994 US Senator from Iowa, 1961-73
Matthew Miller
Columnist
c. 1962   The Two Percent Solution
Barry Mills
Attorney
8-Sep-1950   President, Bowdoin College
Ira M. Millstein
Attorney
8-Nov-1926   Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Mark E. Mlotek
Business
c. 1956   EVP at Henry Schein
Ralph Morgan
Actor
6-Jul-1883 11-Jun-1956 The Kennel Murder Case
Dwight Morrow
Politician
11-Jan-1873 5-Oct-1931 US Ambassador to Mexico, 1927-30
Wayne Morse
Politician
20-Oct-1900 22-Jul-1974 US Senator from Oregon, 1945-69
Annette L. Nazareth
Government
c. 1956   Securities and Exchange Commission
Louis Nizer
Attorney
6-Feb-1902 10-Nov-1994 My Life in Court
Flemming L. Norcott, Jr.
Judge
11-Oct-1943   Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
Jack H. Nusbaum
Attorney
c. 1940   Chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher
George Pataki
Politician
24-Jun-1945   Governor of New York, 1995-2006
David A. Preiser
Business
c. 1957   Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
Bruce Ratner
Business
23-Jan-1945   New York City developer
Mitchell B. Reiss
Government
?   Director of Policy Planning, 2003-05
Lawrence R. Ricciardi
Business
14-Aug-1940   General Counsel for IBM, 1995-2002
Richard O. Ristine
Politician
19-Jan-1920 20-Jun-2009 Lt. Governor of Indiana, 1961-65
David B. Rivkin
Government
c. 1958   Former Reagan, Bush 41 lawyer
Paul Robeson
Singer
9-Apr-1898 23-Jan-1976 20th Century renaissance man
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Head of State
30-Jan-1882 12-Apr-1945 US President during WWII
Samuel I. Rosenman
Government
13-Feb-1896 24-Jun-1973 White House Counsel, 1943-46
Lynn Forester de Rothschild
Business
2-Jul-1954   Telecom executive
Charles F. C. Ruff
Attorney
1-Aug-1939 19-Nov-2000 Clinton's impeachment attorney
Mikhail Saakashvili
Head of State
21-Dec-1967   President of Georgia
Herbert Sandler
Philanthropist
16-Nov-1931   Golden West Financial
Thomas G. Saylor
Judge
14-Dec-1946   Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
James H. Scheuer
Politician
6-Feb-1920 30-Aug-2005 Congressman from New York, 1965-93
John F. Seiberling
Politician
8-Sep-1918 2-Aug-2008 Congressman from Ohio, 1971-87
Robert B. Shapiro
Business
4-Aug-1938   CEO of Monsanto, 1995-2000
Robert Shaye
Business
3-Mar-1949   Co-CEO of New Line Cinema
Sid Sheinberg
Business
14-Jan-1935   President and COO of MCA, 1973-95
Richard D. Simmons
Business
30-Dec-1934   President of Washington Post Co., 1981-91
Robert S. Smith
Judge
31-Aug-1944   Judge, NY Court of Appeals
Michael I. Sovern
Educator
1-Dec-1931   President of Columbia University, 1980-93
Laurence A. Steinhardt
Diplomat
6-Oct-1892 28-Mar-1950 US Ambassador to USSR, 1939-41
David J. Stern
Basketball
22-Sep-1942   Commissioner of the NBA
Marc I. Stern
Business
c. 1944   Chairman, GIMS North America
Todd Stitzer
Business
Mar-1952   CEO of Cadbury Schweppes
Harlan Fiske Stone
Judge
11-Oct-1872 22-Apr-1946 US Supreme Court Justice, 1925-46
Richard B. Stone
Politician
22-Sep-1928   US Senator from Florida, 1975-80
Oscar S. Straus
Diplomat
23-Dec-1850 3-May-1926 Thrice Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire
James Symington
Politician
28-Sep-1927   Congressman from Missouri, 1969-77
David K. Y. Tang
Attorney
c. 1953   Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Franklin A. Thomas
Attorney
27-May-1934   President of the Ford Foundation, 1979-96
Harold R. Tyler, Jr.
Attorney
14-May-1922 25-May-2005 Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler
Cenk Uygur
Talk Show Host
21-Mar-1970   The Young Turks
Donald Verrilli, Jr.
Attorney
29-Jun-1957   US Solicitor General
Edward T. Wailes
Diplomat
16-Feb-1903 25-Jun-1969 US Ambassador to Iran, 1958-61
Lawrence E. Walsh
Government
8-Jan-1912   Independent Prosecutor for Iran-Contra
Rob Walton
Business
28-Oct-1944   Wal-Mart Chairman, world's 12th richest man
Alan H. Washkowitz
Business
c. 1940   Former Partner, Lehman Brothers
John Webb
Judge
18-Sep-1926 18-Sep-2008 NC State Supreme Court Justice, 1986-98
Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
Attorney
13-Nov-1942   Former Partner, Covington & Burling

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Floyd Abrams
Attorney
9-Jul-1936   First Amendment lawyer
Kenneth Feinberg
Government
23-Oct-1945   Pay Czar for TARP and Gulf of Mexico disaster
Harvey J. Goldschmid
Government
6-May-1940   SEC Commissioner, 2002-05
Scott Horton
Attorney
11-Aug-1955   Human rights attorney
James Kent
Judge
31-Jul-1763 12-Dec-1847 Commentaries on American Law
Orin Kramer
Business
c. 1945   Chair, New Jersey State Investment Council
David W. Leebron
Educator
1956   President, Rice University
Debra A. Livingston
Judge
15-Apr-1959   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Gerard E. Lynch
Judge
4-Sep-1951   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Eben Moglen
Attorney
c. 1959   Shareware law
Bernard W. Nussbaum
Attorney
23-Mar-1937   White House Counsel for Bill Clinton
Albert J. Rosenthal
Educator
5-Mar-1919 17-Mar-2010 Dean of Columbia Law School, 1979-84
David Schizer
Educator
c. 1968   Dean of Columbia Law School
Robert S. Smith
Judge
31-Aug-1944   Judge, NY Court of Appeals
Michael I. Sovern
Educator
1-Dec-1931   President of Columbia University, 1980-93
Harlan Fiske Stone
Judge
11-Oct-1872 22-Apr-1946 US Supreme Court Justice, 1925-46
William C. Warren
Educator
3-Feb-1909 11-Sep-2000 Dean of Columbia Law School, 1952-70
Patricia J. Williams
Scholar
28-Aug-1951   The Alchemy of Race and Rights

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stephen M. Axinn
Attorney
1938   Antitrust attorney
David W. Leebron
Educator
1956   President, Rice University
Debra A. Livingston
Judge
15-Apr-1959   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Gerard E. Lynch
Judge
4-Sep-1951   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Vilma S. Martinez
Attorney
17-Oct-1943   US Ambassador to Argentina
Albert J. Rosenthal
Educator
5-Mar-1919 17-Mar-2010 Dean of Columbia Law School, 1979-84
David Schizer
Educator
c. 1968   Dean of Columbia Law School
Harlan Fiske Stone
Judge
11-Oct-1872 22-Apr-1946 US Supreme Court Justice, 1925-46
Donald Verrilli, Jr.
Attorney
29-Jun-1957   US Solicitor General
William C. Warren
Educator
3-Feb-1909 11-Sep-2000 Dean of Columbia Law School, 1952-70


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