Columbia Business and Law Schools Launch New Interdisciplinary Academic Center
May 19th marked the official launch of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy, a new academic center that the Columbia Business and Law Schools will administer jointly.
“The center will provide a space for great scholars of the law and business schools to formulate, collaborate and debate the public policy issues of today,” said Richard Richman, whose family foundation awarded $10 million to establish the interdisciplinary center. “We are here today to celebrate a great new institution for Columbia and, hopefully, for our nation,” he added.
Richman is chairman of the Richman Group, one of the largest owners and developers of rental housing in the nation, and a graduate of both Columbia Law School (’72) and Columbia Business School (’73).
The center is intended to help bridge what students are learning in each school with applications in the real world and to encourage students to explore career paths at the intersection between business, law and public policy. CBS Dean Glenn Hubbard and Law School Dean David Schizer will serve together as co-directors.
“A love of questioning will be the foundation of this center, which will develop new curricula for both the business and law schools and host faculty, alumni and student dialogues on topics where business, law and public policy converge,” Dean Hubbard said.
The gift from the Richard Paul and Ellen S. Richman Private Family Foundation also will fund two new professorships, one in each law and business, and support the launch of center activities, including curriculum development, faculty research projects and panel discussions and conferences.
For more on the new Richard Paul Richman Center, click here.
Posted in: MBA News
Sign Up For Our Newsletter
Clear Admit is a leading provider of MBA admissions advice and digital content.
Clear Admit provides the latest news on the world’s best business schools together with insider advice on MBA admissions. Founded by Wharton MBA graduates with extensive experience in business school admissions, Clear Admit has been cited by various media including The Economist, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. Learn more >>
- Understanding the Early Decision Round at Columbia Business School
- Saïd Business School Bestows Second MBA Scholarship for Women
- The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 11.30.2015
- Online Threat Prompts University of Chicago to Cancel Classes Today
- Columbia MBA Interview Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Off-campus
- Emory / Goizueta MBA Interview Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Skype
In-depth profiles of leading MBA programs in the U.S. and abroad
Step-by-step guides for the entire application process
Resources covering school-specific interview information, questions and strategy
FREE overviews of the world's leading graduate business programs