The Columbia Summer Program teaching staff are known for the excellence and high quality that they bring to Amsterdam and Leiden every year.
Below you will find the teaching staff of the Columbia Summer Program 2023:
Edward R. Morrison is the Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. His areas of specialty include bankruptcy law, corporate reorganization, and law and economics. Morrison’s scholarship has addressed corporate reorganization, consumer bankruptcy, the regulation of systemic market risk, and foreclosure and mortgage modification.
Her focus is the law and economics of consumer markets. She is interested in household financial behavior and how consumer welfare is shaped by technological and legal changes. In her research she has studied the impact of regulatory tools such as financial disclosures and fiduciary duties on consumer welfare. She also empirically studies the way households manage their financial ebbs and flows and engage in mental accounting.
Zohar Goshen teaches and writes about corporate law and governance, securities regulation, and corporate finance. His articles on corporate law and securities regulation are frequently named among the Top Ten Best Articles of the year by Corporate Practice Commentator. Goshen was awarded the Willis L.M. Reese Teaching Prize in 2019 and 2006. He is only the third repeat winner of the award, which is given annually by the graduating class.
Kathryn Judge is the Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Intellectual Life at Columbia Law School. She is an expert on banking, financial innovation, financial crises and regulatory architecture. In her book Direct: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source, she uses the insights she gained from years of studying financial intermediation to explain broader shifts in the structure of the economy, the increasing power of intermediaries across numerous domains, and how these changes have contributed to new sources of fragility and undermined accountability.
Mark Barenberg is one of the country’s leading professors of labor law and a longtime teacher of constitutional law. He has been on the Columbia faculty since 1987, and is currently the Isador and Seville Professor of Law and the director of Columbia’s Program on Political Economy and Labor Law. He was chosen professor of the year for excellence in teaching by the law school’s Student Senate.
Known for her distinguished scholarship in civil procedure, legislation, and anti-discrimination law, Olatunde Johnson is equally committed to cultivating the next generation of civic-minded lawyers. In the classroom, Johnson draws on her background in legal practice and government service to illustrate how social change can be effected through litigation as well as problem-solving outside the courtroom.
Shyam Balganesh writes and teaches in the areas of copyright law, intellectual property, and legal theory. He has written extensively on understanding how intellectual property and innovation policy can benefit from the use of ideas, concepts, and structures from different areas of the common law, especially private law. His recent work explores the interaction between copyright law and key institutional features of the American legal system.
Mala Chatterjee is a philosopher and legal scholar exploring the theoretical questions surrounding legal systems that structure relationships with and rights in information, broadly construed, including questions of intellectual property, technology, defamation, privacy, speech, and aesthetics. She is also interested in the theories underlying private law doctrine, particularly in torts and property, and how to adapt them to a changing world.