Fordham Law Hosts Mayoral Candidate Forum on Access to Justice


On March 18, television news anchor and journalist Bill Ritter moderated a conversation among eight of the candidates running in the 2021 New York City mayoral election. The event was co-hosted by Fordham Law’s Access to Justice Initiative and the National Center for Access to Justice and co-sponsored by the Feerick Center for Social Justice, The Stein Center for Law and Ethics and FLAVR—Fordham Law Advocates for Voter Rights.

This live-streamed virtual forum focused primarily on issues of civil justice, highlighting the consequences of the pandemic and the significant challenges New Yorkers currently faceincluding evictions, increased debt, mental health and emotional strain, and the city’s overburdened courts.

Participating mayoral candidates included: Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Ray McGuire, Dianne Morales, Shaun Donovan, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, and Andrew Yang.


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