The funding will allow the two schools to develop courses and workshops at the intersection of business and law—fields that are inextricably connected in the real world. It will also expand the Fordham Foundry—Fordham’s small business incubator—to the Lincoln Center campus.
“We are delighted that the Nasdaq grant will support the collaborative efforts of the Law School and Gabelli School,” said Matthew Diller, dean of Fordham Law. “It will provide important, practical opportunities for law and business students to learn about entrepreneurship—and how the tools of entrepreneurship can advance social justice.”
The Foundry’s new Manhattan location will generate internships, said Donna Rapaccioli, PhD, dean of the business school, and help students at both schools to understand the legal and entrepreneurial aspects of launching a business.
“The world is multidisciplinary—education cannot happen in silos,” said Rapaccioli. “To be successful in just about any career, you have to be able to consider things from multiple angles. Our hope with this grant is that both business and law students can take advantage of these resources and networks.”