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  For me, Harvey Goldschmid and Columbia are inextricably connected. I can’t think of one without the other. Harvey discovered his passion for learning as a student at the college and the law school. Only five years after graduating, Harvey returned to Columbia to join our faculty, serving for four and a half decades. When […]

    Harvey Goldschmid was a Renaissance Man—extraordinary teacher, far-sighted public servant, skillful negotiator, and corporate statesman. But some­times, less attention is given to his career as a legal scholar. Here too, however, his work has had impact and will last. Let me focus briefly on two examples. At the request of his Columbia colleague […]

    Others in this tribute, more qualified to do so, will certainly comment on Harvey Goldschmid’s impeccable scholarship and outstanding public service. I will devote my space to our personal and professional relationship spanning forty-plus years in many endeavors, often connected to Columbia Law School. Harvey will be remembered as not only brilliant, but […]


Sara Mayeux *

Many accounts of Gideon v. Wainwright’s legacy focus on what Gideon did not do—its doctrinal and practical limits. For constitu­tional theorists, Gideon imposed a preexisting national consensus upon a few “outlier” states, and therefore did not represent a dramatic doctrinal shift. For criminal procedure scholars, advocates, and jour­nalists, Gideon has failed, in practice, to guarantee meaningful legal...

While peremptory challenges upon the basis of race, ethnicity, and gender have been held unconstitutional, and peremptory strikes upon the basis of sexual orientation have been regarded as increasingly suspect after United States v. Windsor, attorneys remain free to use peremptory challenges to remove potential jurors from the venire upon the basis of their gender identity or expression. The current state of affairs renders transgender...


Abraham Bell* and Gideon Parchomovsky**

The property–information interface is perhaps the most crucial and undertheorized dimension of property law. Information about pro­perty can make or break property rights. Information about assets and property rights can dramatically enhance the value of ownership. Con­versely, a dearth of information can significantly reduce the benefits associated with ownership. It is surprising, therefore, that contemporary property theorists do not engage...