Fordham Law School’s Lincoln Center campus was once the site of the real-life dramas portrayed in beloved classics like West Side Story. Here are some of OUR west side stories that showcase the critical work of Fordham Law’s clinical students and practitioners.
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Professor Cheryl Bader shares her expert opinion on Harvey Weinstein’s sentence with CBS New York. Often the defense will give some statement about their remorse. I think it’s very difficult in this case for Harvey Weinstein to really show remorse that would be adequate for the judge in a case where there’s been this siginificant conduct [...]
Expert Cheryl Bader On Harvey Weinstein Verdict: ‘A Real Victory For The Prosecution And The #MeToo Movement’
Professor Cheryl Bader calls the Harvey Weinstein verdict a “real victory for the #MeToo movement” in a segment on CBS New York. This is a real victory for the prosecution and for the #MeToo movement. Even though it is a split verdict, they found guilt on what really is a top charge. In other words, [...]
How an Unheralded Change to Criminal Procedure Law §150.20 Will Overhaul Arrest Procedures in New York
Professor and co-director of the Criminal Defense Clinic Martha Rayner and third-year student Alex Garber co-wrote an article for the New York Law Journal examining the modification to Criminal Procedure Law §150.20 that will significantly impact New Yorkers. This alteration constitutes a sea change in arrest procedures in New York state, where until now, the [...]
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Professor Cheryl Bader sat down with CBS New York to discuss the beginning of jury deliberations for the Harvey Weinstein trial. As we wait for the jury to deliberate in the Harvey Weinstein case, I would love to be a fly on the wall and see how individual views about the #MeToo Movement plays into the jury [...]
Professor Cheryl Bader sat down for an interview with ABC News to discuss the prosecution and defense teams’ strategies in the ongoing Harvey Weinstein trial. They [the defense team]want jurors to look at this case as a pay to play case. That these particular women were willing to sleep their way to the top, they wanted [...]
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Professor Cheryl Bader shared her expert opinion with CBSN New York, analyzing the prosecution strategy in the Harvey Weinstein trial. All eyes are on this case and the prosecutor came out this morning with guns fired. Very graphic detail about the various encounters with these women and they need to do that because there are [...]
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Professor Cheryl Bader was quoted in an article for Bloomberg examining Harvey Weinstein’s upcoming trial and how jury selection is likely to occur. Opening arguments in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial are more than a week off, but his lawyers are fighting for his freedom now, and the jury they select is the key to it. The [...]
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USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) Visits IPIL (Intellectual Property and Information Law) Clinic
Tim Rooney, from the USPTO, recently visited with Ron Lazebnik, supervising attorney of the IPIL clinic and spoke with clinic students about relevant topics such as various job opportunities for lawyers at the USPTO and the importance of taking advantage of experiential opportunites at the law school — such as the clinic. He also enlightened [...]
Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court met with former dean John Feerick, and Professor John Rogan and students in the Democracy and Constitution Clinic. He offered his insights on legislative reform and the judiciary. The clinic conducts research to develop reforms to strengthen the nation’s [...]
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“Most of the people who come seeking help from the Civil Legal Advice and Resource Offices (CLARO) are low and moderate-income New Yorkers working more than one job, whose wages just haven’t been able to keep up with the cost of living,’ explains Dora Galactos, adjunct professor of law and executive director of the Feerick [...]
A taxpayer received a Notice of Deficiency for approximately $300,000 and contacted the Fordham Tax Clinic, directed by Professor Elizabeth Maresca, for assistance. She came to the U.S. from the Caribbean and had limited English proficiency. She focused her life on caring for her two children, one of whom had a severe disability and subsequently [...]
Students in the Criminal Defense Clinic (CDC), supervised by Professor Martha Rayner and Kaela Economos, the Clinic’s Social Worker, travelled to the correctional facility in Otisville, NY to attend a day-long Parole Summit. The extraordinary thing about this conference is that it was sponsored and planned by the Lifers and Long-Termers Organization — incarcerated persons [...]
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IPIL Clinic alumni reminisced about how much they enjoyed working with their clients and how it was one of their favorite parts of law school. IPIL clinic alumni are, from left to right: Chawick Boswell ’16, Prof. Ron Lazebnik, Mazwell Friedman ’17, Nora Choueiri ’14, and Erica Palaia ’14. The Clinic, directed by Ron Lazebnik, was originally started up and funded by a [...]
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Students in Fordham’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC), directed by Professor Bernice Grant, conducted their second pop-up small business legal clinic at Community Capital New York. Collaborating with Will Malpica ’00 and two of his colleagues in Martin LLP’s business and corporate group, students provided valuable legal services to nine underserved small business owners, in English as well as [...]
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Professor Leah Hill was quoted in an article focusing on the Ending PUSHOUT Act, which addresses the disproportionate over-policing black girls receive in schools. Black girls are seven times more likely to be suspended from school and four times more likely to be arrested at school compared to white girls. The Ending PUSHOUT Act was introduced on Dec. 5 [...]
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In the state of Wisconsin, a person joining a gun club would not be charged a tax on their membership fees. In that same state, however, a person buying a box of tampons would be charged sales tax. What is the difference? Wisconsin considers the gun club membership “essential,” but the tampons a luxury. Thirty-three [...]
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“Cuomo Prime Time” host Chris Cuomo ’95 recently spoke with students in Fordham Law’s Democracy and the Constitution Clinic about the clinic’s projects and how to effectively communicate about legal reform to a general audience. Cuomo drew on his experience as a practicing lawyer and two decades as a television journalist to respond to the [...]
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Third-year law students from the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center have set the bar high in this season’s noteworthy trial competitions. Fordham won first place at the Queens District Attorney’s National Trial Competition that concluded on October 20. Team members Michael Chubinsky, Andrew Kim, Paige Mainkin, and Sarah Stein were coached by Kate Flatley ’15 [...]
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Journalist Sara Rimer profiled New York State Supreme Court Justice La Tia W. Martin, the founder of the Scales of Justice Academy, a program based at Fordham Law School and administered by Professor Leah Hill. A decade ago, Bronx-born-and-bred New York State Supreme Court Justice La Tia W. Martin wanted to find a way to [...]
Fordham Law School’s Pro Bono Scholar program allows participants to discover and develop their interests while working with a like-minded community of service-focused peers and mentors. By devoting their final semester of law school to real-life pro bono practice on behalf of indigent and low-income New Yorkers, Pro Bono Scholars gain practical work experience prior [...]
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Fordham Law’s clinics offer students the opportunity to apply what they’re learning in the classroom to real-world legal and public interest work. Students who participate have the opportunity to gain practical experience in a variety of areas including international human rights, family advocacy, immigration rights, and corporate social responsibility. Several Fordham Law clinic alumni, inspired [...]
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Kathleen Scanlon ’86 said she chose to earn her J.D. at Fordham Law primarily for its philosophy—“in the service of others”—and for its tightly knit community. Today, as chief circuit mediator at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, she lives the Fordham philosophy and remains active in the Law School community as [...]
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Earlier this month, 46 nations signed the United Nations’ Singapore Convention on Mediated Settlements, which offers concrete methods for enforcing international commercial settlement agreements resulting from mediation. It will come into force once it is ratified by at least three UN Member States. Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, director of Fordham Law’s Conflict Resolution and Alternative Dispute Resolution [...]
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Professor Cheryl Bader was consulted for a LegalTech News article that discusses the Capital One data breach and the reasons why it is so difficult to prosecute data breach crimes. Prosecuting data breach cases also requires tracking and preserving digital evidence in a manner that complies with the rules of evidence, which have struggled to [...]
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Fordham Law School is hosting the 11th annual Scales of Justice Academy, a three-week legal education program aimed to help prepare young women for entrance into law school. The current session commenced on July 8, 2019 and was kicked off with an address by the Honorable Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals [...]
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As a corporate litigator and the first woman elected to Milbank LLP’s five-member Global Executive Committee, Stacey J. Rappaport is as tough as they come. But what truly drives her is helping other women, whether they’re colleagues on the way up or those who are utterly powerless. Ask Stacey Rappaport if it was intimidating for [...]
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Students in Fordham Law’s Democracy and the Constitution Clinic discussed their work with members of Congress and legislative staffers when they traveled to Washington, DC earlier this semester. They met with Representatives Thomas Suozzi, Jerrold Nadler, and Jamie Raskin. Two were once Fordham Law students themselves: Suozzi ‘89 and Nadler ’78. The clinic focuses on [...]
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A group of Fordham Law students from the Securities Litigation and Arbitration Clinic traveled to Washington, D.C. in early April to participate in an SEC Investor Advocacy Clinic Summit organized by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Joined by their supervisor Prof. Paul Radvany, the group attended the one-day summit with more than 60 fellow [...]
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A group of Fordham Law students and clinic professors have been strongly advocating for an important amendment to a New York State tax law. This week they gathered to celebrate a victory in the form of the amendment’s passing. Tax Law § 171-v mandates the Department of Taxation and Finance to suspend an individual’s driver’s [...]
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Over 24,000 New Yorkers have suspended driver’s licenses because they owe $10,000 or more in past due taxes. The new Tax, Poverty and Justice Clinic is working to amend the law that allows the suspension, NYS Tax Law §171-v, to carve out a hardship exception for those taxpayers who are too poor to pay their taxes. [...]
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