Comey to teach at Columbia Law School
Former FBI Director James Comey will begin teaching at Columbia Law School next year.
The school announced on Tuesday that Comey will be a senior research scholar and part of the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership beginning in January. He will also lead a seminar called “Lawyers and Leaders,” according to its website.
Comey will take on a role as one of two “Leaders-in-Residence” through the Mark Initiative’s Leader-in-Residence Program, which invites executives from government agencies, corporations and top law firms to teach classes at Columbia and share their professional experience with students through advising and engaging in other programing at the school.
“Comey’s experience represents a broadening of the Mark Initiative’s focus to include leadership of major public institutions, complementing existing offerings relating to corporations and law firms,” the school stated in a release.
Comey served as the seventh director of the FBI from 2013 until he was ousted by President Trump in 2017 as the as the bureau was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The president’s decision to oust the FBI director triggered questions about whether Trump was trying to obstruct justice. Comey continued to be a constant target of Trump’s attacks as former special counsel Robert Mueller investigated Russian interference.
Since leaving office, Comey has become a frequent critic of the president.
In 2018, he released his book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” and is set to release another entitled “Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust,” in January.