Aspects of our lives and our work have returned to normal following the global health pandemic, but legal issues surrounding equity, access to justice, and representation remain. The students and faculty in our clinics are responding by working harder than ever to serve their clients and provide crucial legal counsel and representation.
Meet the newly launched Right to Housing Litigation Clinic, the new Global Anti-Racism Clinic, the restructured Family Defense and Advocacy Clinic, and the innovative Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, in our new video series below.
I hope to connect with you soon.
Michael W. Martin, Associate Dean for Experiential Education
The Right to Housing Litigation Clinic
Housing affordability is one of, if not the most, significant domestic policy issues of our time. New York has long been a leader on issues of housing affordability. Professor Norrinda Hayat, who leads the Right to Housing Litigation Clinic, is an award-winning housing advocate who joined the full-time faculty at Fordham Law in the fall. In this clinic, students use legal strategies to assist clients facing housing-related issues.
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New reports released by Fordham Law School’s Rule of Law Clinic outline reforms to protect the fairness and integrity of elections. The respective topics of the three reports are: responding [...]
This semester, Fordham Law launched the Global Anti-Racism Clinic—one of the first of its kind in the country. A joint initiative of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice [...]
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In Fordham Law’s clinics, students step out of the classroom to help solve real problems for real people. Our Meeting the Moment video series introduces you to just a few [...]
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Two new reports released by Fordham Law School’s Rule of Law Clinic conclude that the federal government is not adequately prepared to continue functioning in a crisis. One of the [...]
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Norrinda Brown Hayat, an award-winning housing advocate and expert on housing law with more than 15 years of experience, will be joining Fordham Law this year as a full-time faculty [...]
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Beth Schwartz, a retired clinical professor of law and former director of professional skills at Fordham Law, will be receiving the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award presented by the City [...]
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As another fall semester begins, Fordham Law is welcoming a new class of 428 first-year law students to campus. We asked a few students from this year’s incoming class why [...]
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Fordham Law’s Rule of Law Clinic made headlines in recent weeks with the publication of a report on gubernatorial succession in New York state. The report was picked up by [...]
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A Fordham Law School Clinic is calling for improvements to New York’s procedures for gubernatorial succession and inability. There have been several unexpected turnovers in the state’s highest executive offices [...]
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The Fordham Law Securities Litigation and Arbitration Clinic won two recent arbitrations, representing clients whose brokers invested them in a single, extremely risky investment, winning a total of over $120,000 [...]
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Two of Fordham Law’s clinicians were recently recognized for their contributions to clinical teaching work and accomplishments at the Law School. Bernice Grant, senior director of Fordham Law’s Entrepreneurial Program [...]
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This semester, Fordham Law launched the new Rule of Law Clinic, overseen by Dean Emeritus and Norris Professor of Law John D. Feerick ’61 and Visiting Clinical Professor John Rogan’ [...]
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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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As students and recent graduates navigate an uncertain job market, six alumni convened with Jayne Schreiber, assistant dean of career planning, and Deborah Dempster, associate director of the Career Planning [...]
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