The Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs has concluded a program in collaboration with the Centro de Estudios Garrigues (Spain) in U.S. Business Law and Practice for students in the Master in International Business Law at Garrigues. This is the fifth consecutive year that Garrigues has partnered with Fordham Law to offer this program.
The program, which took place May 14–25, combined classroom training with institutional visits designed to introduce participants to the practice of law in the United States. Classroom sessions, taught by a mix of Fordham Law faculty members and practitioners, covered Introduction to the U.S. Legal System, Comparative Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, International Law/Comparative Law, and Litigation Management and Civil Procedure.
Program participants also visited a number of legal institutions: the United States Bankruptcy Court, the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, and the corporate offices of Bloomberg. The program also offered optional sessions on LL.M. programs in the United States and the U.S. job search for foreign attorneys.
“We are delighted that the Centro de Estudios Garrigues again chose Fordham to play this important role in the formation of their master’s students,” said Toni Jaeger-Fine, assistant dean for international and non-J.D. programs. “We value this relationship and enjoy enormously working with these students during their stay at Fordham Law.”