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Putin and the New World Order
With the growth of China and India the world is currently undergoing an unprecedented shift in economic power from West to East. As a corollary, a similar yet less visible shift is occurring geopolitically. In the last decade this latter shift accelerated as Vladimir Putin, Russia’s autocratic President, pivoted from Western integration to Eastern expansion.
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Fighting Fordham For Better Law Student Health Insurance

January 30 – 2013 |

Last year, fed up with the inability to pay for a doctor’s visit, a group of five law students began working to improve the health insurance that Fordham offers to its students. We organized a meeting on November 16, 2011 with the Dean of Student Services, Gregory Pappas, and Fordham’s health insurance broker, Joseph Seufer of USI Affinity Collegiate Insurance …

Con Law Exam Mishap Opens Debate Over Grading Policy

January 30 – 2013 |

Three weeks into spring semester and well after the grade submission deadline, several Fordham Law students are still missing fall grades. But for students in one Constitutional Law class, the issue was having too many grades. After confirming allegations that the professor recycled questions from prior exams available to only some students in the class, the Office of Academic Affairs …

SCOTUS Blog Highlights Fordham Law Review Symposium

January 30 – 2013 | Comments Off

As the Defense of Marriage Act proponents and opponents gear up for oral arguments in the Supreme Court (coming in March), academics are evaluating not only the nuance of equal protection, but also the “appropriate role of the three branches of government in enforcing and defending the law.”
SCOTUS Blog posted a brief reflection on Fordham Law Review’s recent symposium, entitled …

Law Review: Django Unchained

January 29 – 2013 | Comments Off

Jamie Foxx stars in the new film by Quentin Tarantino, which advertises itself as “The New Film By Quentin Tarantino.” In case you are not an 18 to 34 year old fanboy and don’t know what that means, you are going to watch top tier actors dropped into a story that screams “direct to DVD,” start working you over with …

Fifth Annual Fordham University School of Law “Gunner Games” Approaches

January 29 – 2013 | Comments Off

This February marks the fifth annual and highly anticipated “Gunner Games” at Fordham Law School.  The “Gunner Games” are an annual event where one male and female student from each of the 1L class’s 12 sections are selected to compete in a televised battle to the death.  The Gunner Games were first instituted by Fordham Law administration in 2008, in …

Law Review: Promised Land

January 29 – 2013 | Comments Off

The CIA must be glad that Matt Damon finally stopped making movies about them. While America’s most passionate (and most handsome!) actor advocate may be taking an eight-year break from roasting the clandestine service, he has not abandoned the fight for social justice. His latest feature from Gus Van Sant, who directed Damon in 1997’s “Good Will Hunting,” is about …

Law Review: This is 40

January 29 – 2013 | Comments Off

This Is the Apatow family’s Video Christmas Card. Judd Apatow, the writer/director/producer known for career-making hits like “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” wrote and directed this film, which features his own wife and two daughters as a wife and two daughters in a Los Angeles family struggling with first world problems. Leslie Mann stars opposite Paul Rudd, with both actors …

Panel on Zero Dark Thirty Questions Accuracy of Film

January 29 – 2013 | Comments Off

On January 24, Karen Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham School of Law, welcomed a notable group of panelists to McNally to weigh in on the film Zero Dark Thirty. The panelists discussed the film’s depiction of torture in CIA operations, and the possible impact of this inaccurate portrayal on public perception of torture and press …

ELR Hosts Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility

January 29 – 2013 | Comments Off

February 22, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The topic of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) divides the business community, in large part, according to their views on the role that corporations should play in contributing to efforts to maximize social justice around the world. Those who oppose CSR have argued that attempting to mitigate social harm is not …

New Student Group Defends ‘Sexual Health and Rights’

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A group of Fordham students, with the help of Professor Chi Mgbako, are forming the Fordham Law Student Advocates for Sexual Health and Rights (ASHR). ASHR is a student group that aims to advocate for and build awareness about the sexual health and legal rights of marginalized populations. The group plans to focus its efforts on projects it can work …