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Fordham Law Recognizes First-Generation Students and Alumni

Fordham Law Recognizes First-Generation Students and Alumni

February 19, 2020

Fordham School of Law hosted a panel of two first-generation judges and Fordham alumni to honor immigrant legal professionals. Students and alumni from Fordham School of Law (LAW), some of them first-generation immigrants themselves, gathered in the Gorman Moot Courtroom on the evening of Feb. 13 to hear the Honorable Denny Chin, LAW ’78, and Justice Maria Araujo Kahn, LAW ’89, talk about their experiences as immigrants in the United States.

Fordham Law School Launches Real Estate Degree

Fordham Law School Launches Real Estate Degree

February 19, 2020

Fordham School of Law will be the first law school in New York City and one of only six universities nationwide to offer a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in real estate. The 24-credit LL.M. course takes an academic year and is “intended for attorneys looking to deepen their understanding of real estate law or to open up new career opportunities in real estate,” according to Fordham’s website.

Understanding What Pre-Law Means at Fordham

Understanding What Pre-Law Means at Fordham

January 21, 2020

Fordham's unique Pre-Law track makes the daunting path of law more manageable for students. Those considering this track should take advantage of the abundant resources available on campus.

CUSP Committee Envisions Fordham in the Coming Decades

CUSP Committee Envisions Fordham in the Coming Decades

October 2, 2019

CUSP co-chair Dennis Jacobs, the university provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, described how Fordham has both the opportunity and duty to successfully raise later generations in an ever-changing world.

Law Grad to Plead Guilty in Admissions Scandal

Law Grad to Plead Guilty in Admissions Scandal

April 10, 2019

Gordon Caplan intends to plead guilty to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Fordham Alum Accused in Nationwide Admissions Scandal

Fordham Alum Accused in Nationwide Admissions Scandal

March 27, 2019

Gordon Caplan, a well-respected alumnus from Fordham University School of Law ’91, is one parent who allegedly engaged in the nationwide conspiracy.

Fordham Hosts SCOTUS Justice Elena Kagan

Fordham Hosts SCOTUS Justice Elena Kagan

February 6, 2019

The usual stillness of the Fordham Law School building was replaced by large crowds and Secret Service agents on Monday, Feb. 4, as Fordham hosted Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Facilities Director Explains Eerie ‘Wind Tunnels’

Facilities Director Explains Eerie ‘Wind Tunnels’

February 6, 2019

John McDonagh, director of facilities operations at Lincoln Center, is aware of the phenomenon on the Law School ramp and has offered an explanation.

Fordham Law Student Slashed on Subway

Fordham Law Student Slashed on Subway

March 26, 2018

A Fordham University law student was slashed in the face during a subway robbery on Sunday, March 25....

John Brennan Named Distinguished Fellow for Global Security

John Brennan Named Distinguished Fellow for Global Security

September 5, 2017

Former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan, Fordham College at Rose Hill (F...

Prof. Scafidi Designs the Future of Fashion Law

December 8, 2016

By RUBY BUDDEMEYER Features Co-Editor It’s not every day that you encounter someone like Professor Susan Scafidi. After noticing a deficiency of law specializations withi...

Alumnus Joseph Gitler Combats Poverty in Israel

May 3, 2016

By MARIA ISHIDA Staff Writer Presently, a Fordham Law School (FLS) graduate is providing food for the surprising number of undernourished...