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Columbia Law School has added seven full-time faculty members for the upcoming academic year, a record for the school. The hires are part of Dean David Schizer’s initiative to increase the school’s faculty by 50%. The new faculty includes Philip Bobbitt, a constitutional law professor and author of the upcoming book “Terror and Consent: The Battle for the Twenty-first Century”; Matthew Waxman, a State Department official who previously advised the Bush administration on global detainee issues as deputy assistant secretary of defense; and Sarah H. Cleveland, who will serve as the Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor of Law and is known for her expertise in international economic law and human rights law. Cleveland helped draft a transitional labor and employment code for post-Taliban Afghanistan. Other new hires include Ronald J. Mann, a leading expert on electronic commerce and the global credit card industry; Nathaniel Persily, an election law scholar with expertise in redistricting legislation; Daniel Richman, a criminal law expert who sat on New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s Homeland Security Policy Advisory Committee; and Christina Duffy Burnett, a legal historian whose current scholarship focuses on the constitutional and international legal history of American empire.

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