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On June 20, Fordham Law’s Family Advocacy Clinic partnered with the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center (CERC)—a branch of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine—to run a one-day clinic for families with special-needs children. At the CERC, located in the Bronx, children complete various psychiatric, psychological, speech, and language evaluations in order [...]
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A California federal judge’s preliminary injunction issued on June 26 forced the Trump administration to begin the process of reuniting thousands of migrant families it separated as part of its heavily criticized “zero tolerance” immigration policy. But as the ensuing weeks have demonstrated, making families whole again, particularly when no plan for doing so previously [...]
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Clinic Professor Martha Rayner wrote an op-ed in Crains New York about Mayor DeBlasio’s stance in marijuana and drug enforcement laws. The Police Department’s recent announcement that it will no longer arrest people for publicly smoking marijuana is welcome news, but carving out an exception for those with arrest histories violates the constitution, state statutes [...]
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Coss Marte does not need help starting a business. In fact, Marte is by any measure a success story. After serving time in prison for drug dealing, he returned to his native Lower East Side and opened ConBody, a boutique gym where New Yorkers learn a workout regime that he taught himself in prison—one that enabled [...]
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Family Advocacy Clinic Partners with Center for Families to Run Pop Up Clinic at Lincoln Square Legal Services, Inc.
Attorney Andrew Weisfeld, Christina Eadie, and clinic interns Deborah Levine and Sloane Lewis collaborated with the Albert Einstein Medicial College to run a one-day, pop-up clinic at LSLS, Inc. on the 9th floor. LSLS, Inc., the law firm arm of the Fordham Law Clinic, performed intakes and gave brief advice in person after reviewing client family documents. The [...]
Professor Ron Lazebnik, who teaches the Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic, will be presenting at the NYC Women Filmmakers Workshop, “Protecting Your Film’s Intellectual Property,” on Wednesday, June 20th, at New York University. Together with transactional attorney Andrea Cannistraci, they will discuss their expertise in intellectual property in the film industry and how one can better understand and [...]
Earlier this week, the Securities Arbitration Clinic held its annual roundtable event. Professor Paul Radvany hosted representatives from the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution, and a number of clinical professors from various law schools. Together, they met to address current issues and trends in the Securities industry as well as discuss these areas in their own clinics.
Students in Fordham’s Legislative Policy and Advocacy Clinic convened with elected officials and authored an op-ed during the spring semester as part of ongoing efforts to reform the state’s tax debt law so that thousands of New Yorkers facing extreme financial hardship would be exempt from license suspension. Under the supervision of Clinical Professor Elizabeth [...]
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Since November 2017, the Department of Homeland Security has announced the end of Temporary Protected Status for more than 300,000 people, many of whom have worked, paid taxes, and raised children in the United States for almost two decades after environmental disasters, armed conflict, or other extraordinary conditions forced them to flee their native countries. [...]
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Fordham Law alumna Jessica Rose ’01 has been named executive director of Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A after a distinguished 15-year career at the public interest nonprofit. Rose joined Brooklyn A’s Community & Economic Development Program in 2004 as a staff attorney and became the director of the CED Program in 2008. This summer, she [...]
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In the following abstract of a forthcoming article, Professor Elizabeth Cooper proposes that appearance conformities of lawyers are challenges to self-identity in the The Appearance of Professionalism, 70 Florida L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2019) The dominant image of a lawyer overwhelmingly remains a neatly dressed person wearing a conservative, dark suit, white shirt, and appropriate [...]
Elaina Aquila and Gabrielle Kornblau, along with Emerson Argueta and Jessie Boas, all students in the Legislative and Policy Advocacy Clinic, wrote an op-ed for the Times Union about a tax law that allows the state to suspend an individual’s driver’s license for owing back taxes. Imagine struggling to keep a roof over your head and [...]
Students in the Legislative & Policy and Federal Tax clinics worked together to advocate for a change in the tax law which they believe disadvantages the poor. It all began with a Tax Clinic client who couldn’t pay his back taxes and had his driver’s license suspended as a penalty, thereby disadvantaging him even further because he needed to drive to work and [...]
Deema Nagib, a student in the Criminal Defense Clinic, received this year’s Public Service Valedictorian Award. Nagib committed over 1,000 hours to public service during her three years of law school. As a law clinic student, she was able to work with other law students, a social work student, and the clinic’s supervising psychologist, using an interdisciplinary approach to solving [...]
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Family Advocacy Clinic Partners with Albert Einstein College of Medicine to Help Children with Developmental Disabilities
Leah Hill, associate dean for experiential education and director of the Family Advocacy Clinic, partnered this semester with the Rose F. Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, a program of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The Family Advocacy Clinic and the Bronx Defenders comprise the partnership’s legal arm, which will help prepare a cadre of disability-informed legal professionals, [...]
Ian Weinstein will receive Fordham Law’s Teacher of the Year award at the Law School’s diploma ceremony on May 22. Weinstein joined Fordham Law in 1991 as a full-time clinical legal educator and has played a key role in the growth of the clinical program since then. He was named the School’s first associate dean for clinical legal education, in [...]
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Students of Fordham Law’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic recently conducted their first one-day legal clinic with Community Capital New York. Collaborating with alumnus William Malpica ’00, a partner in Martin LLP’s business and corporate group, students provided valuable legal services to 12 low- and moderate-income small-business owners. “It was quite a rewarding experience getting involved with [...]
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Fordham scholars Chi Mgbako and Jeanne Flavin, strong critics of carceral state approaches toward sex work and women’s reproduction, discussed their scholarship and advocacy related to the subject, their storytelling methods, and the intersectional nature of human rights movements during the Maloney Library’s most recent Behind the Book event on April 11. Mgbako, a clinical [...]
Fordham Law School marked the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement on April 10 with a program featuring reflections and presentations on the accord that quelled decades of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. The event included a prerecorded interview of former Senator George J. Mitchell, who chaired the peace negotiations as United States special [...]
In its 2019 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released today, U.S. News & World Report ranked Fordham Law No. 37 among 192 U.S. law schools included in the rankings. The Law School’s part-time, evening program is ranked No. 3 out of 72 such programs. Last year, the School ranked No. 36 overall and No. 3 among [...]
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On March 5, ten Fordham Law students in their final semester of law school began working full time in nonprofit legal service organizations, helping provide access to justice to underserved populations in New York City. These students sat for the New York bar exam in February 2018 and will graduate in May, at the end of their third year. [...]
Students in Fordham Law’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC), under the supervision of Professor Bernice Grant, recently conducted a legal symposium for entrepreneurs in preparation for the Fordham Foundry’s second annual Pitch Challenge to be held on April 8. In the Pitch Challenge Fordham student entrepreneurs will compete for $20,000 prize money. Clinic students educated the entrepreneurs about various legal issues they [...]
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Students in the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic presented a report to representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in New York, urging the UNHCR to include concrete, gendered-approach inputs in the forthcoming Global Compact for Refugees for consideration by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018. The students discussed their analysis of [...]
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After years of research and preparation, students in the Immigrant Rights Clinic have helped an African man secure asylum in the United States. The man had suffered punishment for his sexual orientation and faced threat of further persecution if forced to return to his home country of Chad. The clinic’s work for the Chadian man [...]
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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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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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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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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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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 [...]
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 [...]