The Fordham International Law Journal Alumni Association (FILJAA), established in 1984, is the official alumni organization of the Fordham International Law Journal. A nonprofit organization, the FILJAA has thousands of members located around the globe; it comprises an extensive network of Fordham attorneys working in all areas of the law. The FILJAA seeks to promote the interests of the journal and organize networking and social activities that connect ILJ alumni with each other and with current students.
Our members are at many of the top firms in U.S. and international law firms as well as in major corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies. Our members include the former ambassador to UNESCO Jean Broward Shevlin Gerard; William O’Connor J.D. ’80, partner at Thompson & Knight; Raymond Dowd J.D. ’91, partner at Dunnington, Barthlow & Miller LLP; Sarah Francois-Poncet J.D. ’84, general counsel at Chanel; and Louise Firestone J.D. ’85, general counsel at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Inc.
The FILJAA recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a dinner in New York. Over 100 members attended. William O’Connor endows the William M. O’Connor Award, granted annually to a Fordham International Law Journal student judged to have written the best note or comment on international law. The FILJAA is excited at the opportunity to team with our international affinity initiatives and programs at the Law School.
Carol Remy J.D. ’94 is counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York, and former president of the FILJAA.
The Fordham International Law Journal is in its 41st year of publication and remains one of the most frequently cited student-edited publications focusing on international law. This year, we have 16 board members and over 60 staff members. In addition, we have six LL.M. students, or international graduate fellows, who are integral in the proper citation of the complex international sources that we encounter. We are publishing five books, including our symposium issue, which will focus on China. Further, we are publishing the content in connection with the 2017 Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation, which is taking place at Fordham Law this fall. We are eager to work hard on volume 41!
Julia A. Tallarico
Fordham International Law Journal