Fordham Law to Welcome Judge from European Court of Human Rights


Fordham Law School will welcome the Honorable András Sajó of the European Court of Human Rights on September 27. Judge Sajó will speak on “The Influence of American Constitutional Law: American Exceptionalism and Anti-American Sentiment.” Martin Flaherty, Leitner Family Professor and co-director of the Leitner Center of International Law and Justice, will moderate the talk.

In addition to serving on the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, Judge Sajó has served as university professor and founding dean of legal studies at Central European University (Hungary), counsel to the president of Hungary, founder of the Hungarian League for the Abolition of the Death Penalty, and a member of American Law Institute. Judge Sajó has been instrumental in legal drafting throughout Eastern Europe and has participated in and/or advised in the drafting of the Ukrainian, Georgian, and South African constitutions.

“Judge Sajó is an enormously distinguished jurist and academic, and we are honored and delighted to have him speak at Fordham Law,” said Toni Jaeger-Fine, assistant dean for international and non-J.D. programs. “This is Judge Sajó’s second visit to Fordham Law, and we hope that he will continue to visit us on a regular basis.”

The program is co-sponsored by Fordham Law’s Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs and the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice. The event, which takes place at 12:30 p.m. on September 27, is free and open to the public. Register for the event.


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