Laurie Magid

Laurie Magid, Esq. '85 LAW has been an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia for two decades. Living just a stone’s throw from Independence Hall, Laurie and her husband Jeffrey Miller appreciate the history of their neighborhood, but also love the proximity to their New York family and Columbia community. Magid graduated from Columbia Law School in 1985. She has taught at Villanova, Rutgers, Temple, and Widener Law Schools. In 2010, with her three wonderful children—Julia, Henry, and Nick—grown, Magid found that she had the time to engage more deeply with the Columbia community. After serving on her 25th-year Reunion Committee, she joined the Columbia Law School Alumni Association as a Regional Vice President for four years, then served as the President for four years, and now serves as an Advisor. In 2017, she joined the Columbia Alumni Association where she serves on the Arts Access Committee, the Programs Committee, and the Leaders Weekend Steering Committee. In 2018, she was the Vice Chair of Leaders Weekend, and in 2019 she chaired the CAA’s signature event. Magid was an inaugural member of the Alumnae Leadership Group, and has helped plan the “She Opened the Door” events, including the conference with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This year, Magid joined the University Senate where she serves on the External Relations and Government Affairs Committee, and is co-chair of the Alumni Relations Committee. At the Law School, she serves on the Harlan Fiske Stone Council and the Public Interest/Public Service Council, and mentors students, especially women and first-generation professional students. In addition to Columbia, her other significant commitments are as a Board member of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the LGBT synagogue in New York City, where she focuses on criminal justice reform issues, particularly clemency and reentry to communities after incarceration; and as the doting grandmother of her adorable one-year old granddaughter, Louisa.


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