Recent events pose a challenge that we have never seen before—a global health pandemic combined with a national movement for racial justice. The students and faculty in our clinics are responding by working harder than ever to serve their clients with crucial legal counsel and representation and the development of innovative policy proposals. We are grateful for the driven clinicians here at Fordham Law and our colleagues in the greater law community for their unflagging dedication to serving the underserved. Thank you for your incredible work.
Michael W. Martin, Associate Dean for Experiential Education
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The spread of COVID-19 has forced the criminal justice system to dramatically rethink how court proceedings take place. Many courts have transformed hearings to take place virtually over video conferencing [...]
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As a new presidency begins, a Fordham Law School clinic is proposing reforms for the White House and Congress to consider. The Democracy Clinic today released five new policy reports, [...]
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The attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Trump is turning attention to the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, which has some of its origins at Fordham Law School. Fordham [...]
As President-elect Joseph R. Biden prepares to take office on January 20, 2021, recommendations from Fordham Law’s Presidential Succession Clinic are getting a look by the transition team. A report [...]
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On November 9, Federal Litigation Clinic students Elizabeth Marley ’21, Kelly O’Connor ’21, and Bayron Flores Tapia ’21 argued a compassionate release motion in the United States District Court for [...]
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Heirs’ property—property passes to two or more inheritors without a will or without a strong will—has been called “the leading cause of Black involuntary land loss” by the U.S. Department [...]
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Bernice Grant, founding director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and senior director of the Entrepreneurial Law Program, has been appointed associate clinical professor. She teaches students how to provide transactional [...]
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The height of the coronavirus outbreak this spring thrust many New York City residents who had already been job- or food-insecure into an urgent predicament: While state-run organizations struggled to [...]
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Joe Beery ’20, Alexis Carra ’20, and Emily Viola ’21, students in Fordham Law’s Democracy and Constitution Clinic wrote an op-ed, published in Medium, arguing that presidential background checks are [...]
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Adam Shlahet ’02, director of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center, collaborated with Mark Curato, DO, the assistant director of the EM residency program at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, [...]
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Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, director of the ADR & Conflict Resolution Program and the Mediation Clinic, was quoted in Harlem World Magazine regarding the launch of a program in New York City [...]
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The article was researched and written by students in Fordham Law’s Democracy Clinic. Administering the upcoming 2020 presidential election poses unique challenges in light of COVID-19. To say the least, [...]
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Professor Elizabeth Cooper, faculty director of the Feerick Center for Social Justice, co-authored an article on upcoming bar exams around the country and the ban on bringing in one’s own [...]
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Amid a national reckoning against police violence and racial injustice, law school clinics, and law firms have signed on to participate in a new campaign by the ACLU of Louisiana [...]
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This article was written by Andrew Vazquez ’22, relying on research and analysis that Jenny Brejt ’20 conducted for the Democracy Clinic’s study of the Electoral College. Students in the [...]
Three Pro Bono Scholars from the class of 2020, Anna Aboody, Siobhan D‘Angelo, and Ciera Wilson, were admitted to the bar virtually during the coronavirus pandemic. Through the Pro Bono Scholars [...]
Prior to the coronavirus shutdown, recent graduate Katherine Anne Boy Skipsey ’20, along with Nina Riegelsberger ’21 and Ruadhan McKeone ‘20, had the remarkable and rare opportunity to argue an [...]
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Professor Leah Hill shared her expert opinion with Supermajority on the many zero-tolerance dress codes in schools that disproportionately affect Black and gender non-conforming girls. Two high school seniors were recently [...]
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Fordham Law School Releases Reports Aimed at Checking Presidential Power and Improving Government Ethics and Transparency
June 8, 2020 – A Fordham Law School clinic is recommending a slate of non-partisan reforms to strengthen the United States’ institutions and its democracy. In six policy reports announced [...]
Professor Martha Rayner wrote an op-ed for New York Law Journal on the New York response to health and safety in prisons during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, when asked [...]
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Clinical Associate Professor of Law Gemma Solimene joined Raymond Audain, senior counsel for the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, for a wide-ranging discussion of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian citizens [...]
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On March 9, 2020, just before Fordham University shut down its campus, a client of Fordham Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) came to the Law School to pick up an [...]
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Congressman Thomas Suozzi ’89 recently met by videoconference with Fordham Law’s Democracy and the Constitution Clinic. The second-term congressman gave the students feedback on their proposals for reforms to the [...]
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From crowdfunding to cryptocurrency, social impact investing, benefit corporations, and access to capital for female and minority entrepreneurs, the second season of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic’s Startup LAWnchpad podcast* explores [...]
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Social distancing saves lives. But how are you supposed to guard against infection from the coronavirus if you’re trapped in an environment where social distancing is impossible? For the past [...]
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Fordham Law’s Federal Litigation Clinic was featured in an article for New York Law Journal for its response and quick action to serve its clients due to the COVID-19 crisis. [...]
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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 [...]
The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution has named Fordham Law Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley as the 2020 recipient of its Outstanding Scholarly Work Award. Professor Nolan-Haley is being recognized [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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