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Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

June 3, 2020

Over the weekend, Urooj Rahman was arrested on federal charges after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police car during the BLM protests.

The Honorable Maria Araujo Kahn '89 (center-left) and Denny Chin '78 (center-right) share their experiences before an audience of first-generation students and alumni in the Gorman Moot Courtroom.

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.

The L.L.M. degree in real estate is the latest of nine other L.L.M. programs that Fordham Law School has to offer.

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.

The Fordham pre-law program guides students on the complex and intimidating path towards law school.

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.

Gordon Caplan (left) intends to plead guilty to criminal charges in the national college admissions case.

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.

Gordon Caplan (left), and Dean Matthew Diller (right), wait at JFK international airport with Fahimeh (Farimah) Kashkooli (Center) and Fordham Law students for the arrival of Alma Kashkooli.

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.

More than 200 undergraduate and law students attended the demonstration, where their peers rallied them around cries of condemnation directed toward the supreme court and vows of support for the survivor’s experience at Fordham.

Fordham Law Letter Condemns Kavanaugh, Warns Senators

October 5, 2018

By CARMEN BORCA-CARRILLO News Editor On Sept. 30, Fordham Law students penned an open letter prot...

Last weekend, Dr. Lee W. McKnight frightened the crowd at a blockchain conference in the Law School. (CECILE NEIDIG/THE OBSERVER)

Panel Held to Discuss Economic Security for Women of Color

October 14, 2015

By CECILE NEIDIG Staff Writer  On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Fordham Law School hosted a panel presented by th...

Diane von Furstenberg poses for a portrait on Nov. 13, 2014 at the Four Seasons hotel in Seattle. Von Furstenberg has finished a book about her mother, a Holocaust survivor, and continues to head a non-profit on female empowerment. (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/TNS)

Fordham Becomes First Law School Accredited For Fashion

August 26, 2015

By MARIANYS MARTE Contributing Writer On June 22, Fordham Law School (LAW) became the first accred...

Fordham’s new homepage features staples from both campuses, like FCLC’S St. Peter the Fisherman statue. (Courtesy of

New Website Launch: More Changes to Come

December 22, 2014

By HANSINI WEEDAGAMAStaff WriterPublished: December 10, 2014 On Thursday, Dec. 4, Fordham launched the long-awaited new website. The updated site featur...

Law Professor Challenges Cuomo for Governor

Law Professor Challenges Cuomo for Governor

August 28, 2014

By TYLER MARTINSEditor-in-ChiefPublished: August 27, 2014 Fordham Law (FLS) Associate Professor of Law Zephyr Te...

Part-Time Janitor and Part-Time Aspiring Musician

October 17, 2013

By NANOR HARTOUNIAN Staff Writer Published: October 16, 2013 There are many people who work tireles...