The Fordham Law Clinic: Year-in-Review and Looking Ahead

Good news spreads quickly. Read highlights of our past year and plans for the future in our recent newsletter. And check out our latest accomplishments.

 

Clinical Professor Chi Mgbako and Walter Leitner Human Rights Clinic students Hannah Ahern, Adela Hurtado, Lisa Matsue, Giselle Sedano, and Carolina van der Mensbrugghe recently traveled to Tokyo to formally present testimony from a white paper they had prepared to the Japanese Ministry of Justice on procedural reform recommendations for the treatment of death row prisoners. [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: February 6, 2018, 11:17 pm

Fordham Law School’s experiential program, under the direction of Professor and Faculty Director of Professional Skills Beth Schwartz, hosted the ABA Law Student Division’s Client Counseling Competition on Feb. 3 and 4.This is the first time that Fordham hosted the competition and that Fordham Law students participated. Professors Jay Rubin and Gerald Lebovits, faculty with the Fundamental Lawyering Skills, coached [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: February 6, 2018, 11:13 pm

Fordham Law School’s Consumer Litigation Clinic recently teamed with other consumer advocates on an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which reinstated a challenge to systemic debt-collection practices that victimize low-income people. During the fall 2016 semester, Brian O’Toole ’17 and 3L Meredith Cusick reviewed and analyzed dozens [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: January 30, 2018, 5:29 pm

The Federal Tax Clinic notched another victory this fall when Fordham Law students won a case for a client whose spouse had mismanaged household finances, saddling the client with tax debt that should not have been hers to pay. The client approached the clinic after her husband had failed to pay over $200,000 of taxes [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: January 18, 2018, 3:01 pm

This summer, Fordham Law students will carry on a proud tradition of learning from and engaging with legal, political, and academic leaders responsible for the peace process between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Started in 2001, the Belfast/Dublin Summer Program provides students invaluable firsthand experience into international law and dispute resolution via internships [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: January 10, 2018, 4:35 pm

Thomas Schoenherr, founder and assistant dean of Fordham Law’s Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC), has guided Fordham Law students on pro bono and community service work for nearly 30 years. On Jan. 3, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities presented him with the Father Robert Drinan [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: January 4, 2018, 9:55 pm

A conversation with five Fordham Law professors about ethics and professional responsibility. When it comes to being an ethical lawyer, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct seem to be what most states rely on to form their own rules of acceptable lawyerly behavior. At Fordham Law, however, ethics is not just a matter of [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: December 21, 2017, 8:09 pm

Though artists enrich society’s culture and its members’ imaginations, they are often deprived of justice. Fordham Law’s Artist Representation Society, a new organization of the Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC), aims to combat exploitation of artists and to educate artists about their legal rights. Spearheading the group are Anna Cui and Andreas Moffett, 1L students [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: December 14, 2017, 10:24 pm

Two dozen scholars of law, sociology, and history from across the country convened for the two-day Fordham Law Review Symposium, held November 2–3 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Loving v. Virginia ruling that invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The event was presented in conjunction with the Law School’s Center on [...]

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Author: cjohnson
Posted: November 9, 2017, 9:56 pm

A joint program between Fordham Law School, White & Case LLP, and the School of Law of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) won this year’s American Lawyer’s Global CSR Project of the Year. The prize, presented at the Edison Ballroom on Sept. 25, was awarded for the group’s establishment of a [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: October 26, 2017, 10:14 pm

Elizabeth Cooper was mentioned in a Women’s Wear Daily article about a bill to protect fashion models who face sexual harassment. Model Alliance founder Sara Ziff, a former model, noted that she and other models have spoken about “the systematic sexual harassment and abuse on the job — and yet, powerful individuals have tried to [...]

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Author: dduttachakraborty
Posted: October 25, 2017, 8:19 pm

Ron Lazebnik was quoted in Amherst Wire about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods as a possible antitrust law violation. The deal between Whole Foods and Amazon became official in August. The first order of business? Cut prices at the high-end grocery store by 43 percent, sending a huge shockwave throughout the $800 billion supermarket industry, [...]

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Author: dduttachakraborty
Posted: October 24, 2017, 8:42 pm

Elizabeth Cooper was quoted in a New York Times article about New York State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic’s proposed bill to protect fashion models who face sexual harassment. Trish Goff, a former top model, discussing her experiences with Mr. Weinstein, told The New York Times, “The horrible thing is, as a model, it wasn’t that unusual [...]

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Author: dduttachakraborty
Posted: October 23, 2017, 8:54 pm

The way Fordham Law Professor Constantine N. “Gus” Katsoris ’57 remembers it, securities disputes before 1987 mirrored the Old Testament’s Tower of Babel. Each jurisdiction hearing securities cases spoke different languages, or rather conformed to different rules, creating “confusion and bedlam,” according to Katsoris, which prevented disputes from reaching timely or cost-effective resolutions. Katsoris championed [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: September 14, 2017, 7:27 pm

Elizabeth Cooper is quoted in a New York Times article about models in the fashion industry facing sexual harassment. Elizabeth Cooper, an associate professor of law at Fordham University and the director of the Feerick Center for Social Justice, said that full-time employees who have experienced sexual harassment have a chain of reporting they can [...]

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Author: dduttachakraborty
Posted: September 11, 2017, 9:36 pm

Fordham Law School has launched an innovative Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. It is part of a larger entrepreneurial law program at the School that combines a foundational curriculum in law and entrepreneurship with opportunities for students to work directly with early-stage startup companies and social enterprises in the vibrant and growing startup community in New York [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: August 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

Fordham alumnus fights for refugee rights at the border. Fordham Law alumnus Angelo Guisado ’12, along with two of his fellow attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights, earlier this month filed a lawsuit accusing U.S. border agents of systematically denying refugees their right to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. On July 12, Guisado, [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: August 14, 2017, 7:17 pm

For nearly 30 years, members of the Fordham Law School’s Clinical Faculty have helped train newly minted New York City Law Department litigators to be highly competent trial attorneys. This July, the training lasted seven days, and involved 120 legal professionals who represent New York City and its agencies in a variety of civil matters, [...]

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Author: dduttachakraborty
Posted: August 3, 2017, 7:41 pm

Cheryl Bader, clinical associate professor of law, appeared on Good Day New York where she weighed in on OJ Simpson’s parole hearing. But I think there are a lot of factors in his favor here for parole. He is 70 years old, he has really aged out of that violent crime demographic. At his last [...]

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Author: dduttachakraborty
Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:29 pm

Throughout the summer, Fordham Law School will host a trio of programs aimed at preparing high school and college students from underrepresented communities for careers in the legal field. Students will learn about the justice system, participate in mock trial competitions, and gain the skills needed for academic success. Each of the three programs focuses [...]

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Author: newsroom
Posted: June 27, 2017, 6:23 pm

Hundreds of co-op members, promoters, lawyers, and scholars from the eastern half of the United States convened this month at Fordham Law School for a three-day conference titled The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy. The conference, held June 9–11, included some three dozen workshops and classes addressing a wide range of issues, such as democratic [...]

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Author: rlegendre
Posted: June 15, 2017, 4:16 pm