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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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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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A team of two students from Fordham’s Fundamental Lawyering Skills program recently participated in the Regional ABA Negotiation Competition in Philadelphia. Led by faculty supervisor Professor Beth Schwartz, law students Matthew Ioannou and Alessandra Dagirmanjian competed in scenarios related to the professional obligations of lawyers. Last year was the first ABA Negotiation Competition that Fordham Law entered [...]
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Leah Hill Receives Mutual of America’s Community Partnership Award on Behalf of the Family Advocacy Clinic
Mutual of America’s Community Partnership Award is given “for being an outstanding example of leadership in the facilitation of partnerships between public, private, and special sector organizations to build better communities for the future.” In 2018 and again this semester, the Family Advocacy Clinic, directed by Professor and Associate Dean for Experiential Education Leah Hill, joined [...]
Professor Brian Glick, supervising attorney of the Community Economic Development Clinic, will be presented with the Public Interest Faculty Member of the Year Award at the PIRC Awards Dinner on April 4, 2019. Since establishing the CED Clinic nineteen years ago, Glick has worked alongside students to provide vital legal services to newly developing nonprofits, grassroots organizations, [...]
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This past fall semester the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center fielded teams at a number of prestigious interscholastic trial competitions across the country, earning winning results at many. The Moore Advocates opened the season with a trip to Alabama for Faulkner Law School’s Mockingbird Trial Competition, which took place September 28–30. 3Ls Christina Costello, Eliza [...]
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Native New Yorker Akilah Browne selected Fordham Law School to acquire the legal skills necessary to fight for a cause that is deeply personal to her: housing justice. Beginning in fall 2019, the 4L evening student will put her skills to use as a Skadden Fellowship recipient working with the New Economy Project to combat [...]
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Akilah Browne, a 2019 Skadden Fellow who will be working with grassroots projects in affordable housing and community land trusts (CLT), laid her groundwork in community lawyering in the Community Economic Clinic (CED) under the supervision of Brian Glick. Browne led a team on a community land trust project that bridged the legal and social gaps among community organizations, residents of the [...]
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Fordham Law was ranked #10 among law schools for legal tech in a list compiled by The National Jurist. The publication recently ranked 30 law schools in legal technology based on several factors: the variety and quantity of their tech course offerings, clinics, externships, and labs the availability of a specialized degree certificate in technology law [...]
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Kara Krakower and Daniella Villatoro, Fordham Law students in the Federal Tax Clinic, joined Professor Elizabeth Maresca, who directs the clinic, in conducting a one-day Veteran’s Day Legal Clinic at the Fordham University Rose Hill campus. The event was organized by the Feerick Center for Social Justice, as well as Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans and the Office of the Brooklyn [...]
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A group of Fordham Law students participating in the Federal Litigation Clinic claimed a recent victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in their favor in a discrimination case. The clinic’s client had previously brought a Fair Housing Act pregnancy discrimination claim in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern [...]
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“Immigration, Citizenship, and Belonging in 21st Century” Panel Discussion at Goldman Sachs Focuses on Issues of Equality for Latino Americans
In the 55 years from 1960 to 2015, the Latino population in the United States has increased by almost 900%. Demographic change of this sort raises important questions about the current standing and treatment of this diverse community, particularly as the country celebrates the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment, which [...]
Founded in 1995, the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center recently held its biannual trial advocacy competition. Over the course of five days in July, 68 competitors participated in 17 simulated trials, mentored by 21 faculty from Fordham Law as well as 24 faculty instructors from outside Fordham. Adam Shlahet ’02, director of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center, led [...]
The Fordham Law Clinical and Experiential Program has launched a Democracy and the Constitution clinic this fall, led by Professor and former Dean John Feerick and Professor John Rogan, who also co-taught the Presidential Succession clinic in 2016–2017. The clinic will take a holistic approach to the legal and social spheres of democracy, involving both legal research and analysis of public interaction [...]
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Federal Tax clinic students Vick Paul and Brianna Discenza, under the direction and supervision of Professor Elizabeth Maresca, negotiated a resolution of a case where the IRS was holding a woman responsible for a large tax debt created entirely by her ex-husband. The Federal Tax clinic client, who lacks a college degree, married a high-level Wall Street executive. Despite [...]
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Over the past two decades, Fordham Law School has forged sturdy ties with Ireland through numerous connections: participating in the peace process between the Republic of Ireland and North Ireland in the mid-1990s, instituting the ongoing Belfast/Dublin Summer Program in 2001, sending its students to clerk for the Irish Supreme Court, and inviting Irish Supreme [...]
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Strict privacy laws. Heated disputes involving intellectual property. The risks and rewards of offshoring. These are just a few issues that Sean Coutain has to reckon with, working in compliance for a big tech company. “If you have an app you can download anywhere in the world, you’re subject to jurisdiction anywhere in the world,” [...]
Fordham Law’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic has launched a podcast, Startup LAWnchpad, which will help familiarize entrepreneurs and businesspeople with the legal issues they need to be aware of as they get their companies up and running. Episodes of Startup LAWnchpad will feature Fordham Law professors, alumni, and students discussing various legal topics related to entrepreneurship, [...]
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Twenty years ago, Fordham Law convened “Rediscovering Religion in the Lives of Lawyers and Those They Represent,” a conference that brought together lawyers, judges, students, and scholars looking to help those in the legal field reconcile their deeply held religious beliefs with their professional lives. Amy Uelmen, a lecturer at Georgetown University, was one of those in [...]
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