Two New Faculty Are Appointed at Columbia Law

Photograph: Debra Livingston.
Photograph: John F. Manning.

Debra Livingston and John F. Manning, two young lawyers with substantial experience in practice, have joined the Columbia Law School faculty.

"It is essential that any law school renew itself with outstanding young talent," said Lance Liebman, dean of the school. "Debra Livingston and John F. Manning are brilliant additions to our faculty."

Law Experience

"Each has had substantial experience in law practice--Debra at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and as a prosecutor in the Southern District, and John at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., and in the Solicitor General's office," said the dean.

After receiving her A.B. in political science and international affairs from Princeton in 1980, Livingston graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1984 and clerked for Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Assistant U.S. Attorney

From 1986 to 1991, she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, handling public corruption cases and serving as Deputy Chief of Appeals.

She was an associate at Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in 1985-86 and 1991-92. She comes to Columbia after two years of teaching at the University of Michigan Law School.

Her principal areas of expertise are criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence and legal theory.

Manning graduated summa cum laude from Harvard in 1982, and then received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1985.

Law Clerk to Judge Bork

In 1985, he served as a law clerk to Judge Robert H. Bork at the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

From 1986 to 1988, he was an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice.

He then served as law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia for the Supreme Court's 1988 term.

Manning then became an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C. until 1991, when he was named Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General.

His teaching subjects are administrative law, legislation and federal courts.


Columbia University Record -- October 21, 1994 -- Vol. 20, No. 7