Fordham Law Welcomes New Class of LL.M., M.S.L., and S.J.D. Students


Fordham Law School welcomes 124 LL.M., 17 M.S.L., and four S.J.D. candidates this fall semester. The students come from 41 countries and bring a wealth of talent and diversity to the Law School. The 145 new students join the 58 LL.M., 20 M.S.L., and 14 doctoral students who are continuing their studies for a total of 237 graduate students.

The new LL.M. class includes five Fulbright Scholars as well as three students who comprise the awardees of the School’s inaugural John D. Feerick Scholarship, William Michael Treanor Scholarship, and Michael M. Martin Scholarship, each named after a former dean of the School.

The Master of Laws students are enrolled in one of the School’s eight areas of specializations, and the Master of Studies in Law students are enrolled in one of the two specializations: corporate compliance or fashion law.

The new doctoral candidates received their primary legal education in Saudi Arabia, Colombia, the Russian Federation, and Egypt.  The range of their scholarly work includes the following:

  • the study of the intersection of national security issues and refugee rights in Europe
  • an analysis of how the presence of minorities in the judiciary positively impacts the rights of minorities in the community
  • an exploration of how a detailed landlord-tenant law is essential for creating a functioning rental housing market
  • a proposal for regulating third-party funding issues in the context of international arbitration in Egypt.

The incoming S.J.D. students will be supervised by Professor Martin Flaherty, Professor Tanya Hernández, Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, and Professor Nestor Davidson.


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