The Columbia Law Review Pens Letter to U.S. Senate in Support of Alumnus Arun Subramanian’s Confirmation to the Southern District of New York
Dear Senators Schumer, McConnell, Durbin, Grassley, and Gillibrand:
On behalf of the Columbia Law Review, one of the world’s leading publications of legal scholarship, I strongly urge you to support the confirmation of Arun Subramanian (Columbia Law ’04) to serve as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Indeed, his confirmation would be historic: Arun would become the first district court judge of South Asian descent in this district.
Arun is a well-qualified candidate and would be a valuable addition to the bench. I write to highlight something about Arun that speaks to his capabilities, character, and commitment to public service: his exceptional dedication to the Review. Founded in 1901, the Columbia Law Review is an independent nonprofit corporation that produces a law journal edited and published entirely by students at Columbia Law School. The Review is one of the most widely distributed and cited law reviews in the country. Arun joined the Review as a Staff Editor in 2002 and, from 2003 to 2004, served with distinction as Executive Articles Editor. In 2003, we were proud to publish Arun’s Note,1 which has guided academics,2 practicing lawyers,3 and judges4 since its publication.
Many Review members move on from the journal once they graduate. But not Arun. Instead, he joined the Board of Directors in 2008, a position he has held ever since. In that role, he assists in overseeing the Review alongside other distinguished leaders of the legal community. In addition, in 2021, he contributed a touching tribute to his mentor in the Review’s special in memoriam volume honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.5
Personally, I can say Arun has been incredibly responsive and eager to help when any issues have arisen during my time as Editor-in-Chief. He has graciously extended his time to the Review. Why? Because he cares about the institution and, more importantly, about us, the students of the Review. I know that Arun would bring even more care to the bench than he has to the Review and that he has the intellect, temperament, and background to be an exceptional judge. I strongly urge you to support his confirmation. Thank you for considering the Columbia Law Review’s unreserved support for Arun’s confirmation.
Jeffrey D. Rivas
Columbia Law Review
1 Arun S. Subramanian, Assessing the Rights of IRU Holders in Uncertain Times, 103 Colum. L. Rev. 2094 (2003).
2 See, e.g., Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, A Theory of Property, 90 Cornell L. Rev. 531, 585 n.279 (2005); Dotan Oliar & James Y. Stern, Right on Time: First Possession in Property and Intellectual Property, 99 B.U. L. Rev. 395, 400 n.21 (2019); James Y. Stern, The Essential Structure of Property Law, 115 Mich. L. Rev. 1167, 1203 n.155 (2017).
3 See, e.g., Plaintiff’s Brief in Support of Its Motion for Summary Judgment at 11 n. 22, Blue Ridge Mountain Elec. Membership Corp. v. Ams. Ctr. Corp., No. 2:18-cv-00178-RWS. (N.D. Ga. filed Sept. 9, 2019), 2019 WL 8052082; Plaintiffs’ Response in Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Drop Parties at 10, McDaniel v. Qwest Commc’ns Corp., No. 05 C 1008 (N.D. Ill. June 15, 2005), 2005 WL 7139105.
4 In re Asia Glob. Crossing, Ltd., 404 B.R. 335, 338 (S.D.N.Y. 2009); In re Worldcom, Inc., 343 B.R. 430, 439 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2006).
5 Arun Subramanian, A Titan Among Us—On Dissents, Waymaking, and Strong Coffee, 121 Colum. L. Rev. 719 (2021).
COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW NOTES SELECTED FOR PUBLICATION
Please join the Columbia Law Review in congratulating the following student authors on their Notes selected for publication in Volume 123 of the Review:
Harish Sai Bhaskar, “Conway, In Pari Delicto and the Adverse Interest Exception—Borrowing From the English”
Likhitha Butchireddygari, “Eliminating Wealthy Investors’ Tax Benefit From Police Brutality Bonds”
Fatima Hasanain, “Laboring After Labor: Applying USERRA’s Just Cause Protection to Pregnant Workers”
Christabel L. Narh, “Zooming Our Way Out of the Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine”
The Columbia Law Review is pleased to announce its 2L staff editors for the 2022–2023 academic year.
Please join us in congratulating the following new members:
Alexis M. Allen
Omeed A. Askary
Mary Claire Bartlett
Kristin Bergeson McCalpin
Nathaniel H. Chock
Casandra Mercedes Delgado
Emily M. Erickson
Ramzie Aly Fathy
Hafsah S. Hanif
Ji Yoon (Justine) Hong
Jamie M. Jenkins
E. Celeste F. Kearney
Jafar Saddiq Khalfani-Bey
Sarah D. Killian
Adrián Cabral Nava
Shaniqua C. Shaw
Benjamin G. Smith
Godard Solomon II
Zakiya Williams Wells
Isabel Zúñiga Matos
COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW NOTES SELECTED FOR PUBLICATION
Please join the Columbia Law Review in congratulating the following student authors on their Notes selected for publication in the Review:
Nkechi Erondu, “Doubling Down on Due Process: The Case for an Unlimited Right to Legal Counsel in Jail Disciplinary Proceedings”
Liam Fine, “Watt About It: Climate Resilience in the Electric Utility Sector—How State Regulators Can Apply Tort’s Foreseeability Principle to Compel Climate Resilience” (via the Columbia Law Review Publishable Notes Program)
Abigail Flanigan, “Rent Regulations After Cedar Point”
Jacob Freund, “Regulators Take Note: Investor Protection and Systemic Risk Concerns Amid a Structured Notes Renaissance”
Matthew Gibson, “Exceptional Efficiencies: A Valuable Defense for Healthcare Mergers”
Mariah Haley, “Unequal Treatment: (In)compassionate Release From Federal Prison in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccine”
Tanner Larkin, “China’s Normfare and the Threat to Human Rights”
Eileen Li, “Merger Review 2.0: Infusing CFIUS’s ‘Critical Technologies’ Approach into Antitrust Oversight of Nascent Tech Acquisitions” (via the Columbia Law Review Publishable Notes Program)
Andrew Nassar, “Modern Public Disclosure: Reading ‘News Media’ in the False Claims Act”
David Rubinstein, “Judicial Assistance as It Was Meant to Be: Reconciling the Contemporary Practice of Section 1782 with its History” (via the Columbia Law Review Publishable Notes Program)
Tolulope Sogade, “Body-Worn Camera Footage Retention and Release: Developing an Intermediate Framework for Public Access in a New Affirmative Disclosure Driven Transparency Movement”
Deborah Sparks, “‘Let Sleeping Legal Dogs Lie’: Decoding the Supreme Court’s Treatment of Circuit Court Consensus About Federal Statutory Meaning”
ANNOUNCING THE 2022-2023 ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD OF THE COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW:
Jeffrey D. Rivas
Executive Managing Editor
Nkechi N. Erondu
Executive Notes Editor
Executive Articles Editor
Nicolas N. Rodriguez
Executive Essays Editor
Executive Forum Editor
Jacob Walter Ciafone
Matthew G. Gibson
Harish Sai Bhaskar
Andrew J. Nassar
Ridglea K. Willard
Sinclair L. Cook
Angelle G. Henderson
Savannah R. Lambert
Christabel L. Narh
Alexandria V. Vasques
Symposium & Book Review Editor
Past announcements are available in the archive.