This spring, Fordham Law will launch concentration affinity groups for Business and Financial Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and International Law alumni and students.
The three new concentration affinity groups will join two peer groups—Intellectual Property and Information Law, and Public Interest, Service, and Government Law—formed during the fall 2016 semester, and will give the Law School one affinity group for each of its five J.D. concentrations.
In keeping with Dean Matthew Diller’s emphasis on Fordham Law’s Network Effect, the concentration affinity groups provide tailored networking experiences for Law School alumni and students in common substantive practice areas, and create synergies between alumni and faculty.
“Fordham Law has a remarkably committed alumni network. Our graduates view their Fordham connection as a lifelong one: a network of friendships and a professional network,” said Diller. “The affinity groups connected with our J.D. concentrations create an additional opportunity for our students, alumni, and faculty to connect.”
In addition to its concentration affinity groups, Fordham Law School offers six other affinity groups: Alumni Attorneys of Color, Compliance, Entrepreneur, Solo/Small Firm, Tax, and Women’s Networking (New York and D.C. chapters).
In January, the International Law affinity group will feature 15-minute mock speed interviews between students interested in international law and alumni who practice in that area. A one-hour cocktail reception will follow. The Business Law affinity group will launch on Wednesday, February 8 with a two-hour cocktail reception. The Litigation affinity group will launch on Tuesday, March 21 and with a one-hour educational program followed by a cocktail reception.
“Our alumni network gives the School a competitive advantage vis-à-vis our competitor schools. We know that anytime we can bring students, alumni, and faculty together, only good things happen,” Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations Michael Schiumo said.
Anyone interested in attending concentration affinity events or participating on the executive committee for affinity groups can contact Alumni Relations at 212-636-6806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.