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December 3 – 2013 | One Comment

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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Stateless in the Dominican Republic

March 31 – 2013 | One Comment

On March 12 and 13, protestors, drum circles and reporters lined the road facing La Plaza de la Bandera, one of the main traffic hubs of Santo Domingo and the patriotic symbol of the Dominican Republic. It is a simple, imposing  arc monument surrounded by Dominican flags. La Plaza faces the Junta Central Electoral, the Dominican Republic’s Civil Registry building, …

Why Don’t We Change If We Are So Unhappy?

March 29 – 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s no secret that law students are unhappy. Since the early 1990s, several studies have found that lawyers and law students are alarmingly prone to depression, alcohol and drug abuse, relationship problems, and suicide. One of these studies found that 32 percent of law students were depressed by the end of their first year and a staggering 40 percent of …

The NYLJ Speaks with Fordham Student about Alternative Spring Breaks

March 29 – 2013 |

Aminta Kilawan, a 3L at Fordham Law who helped lead a trip to the Dominican Republic over spring break, recently spoke with the New York Law Journal about the reason for the trip and others like it at Fordham Law School.
“It’s a means for us to practically apply what we learn in class in a way that’s meaningful,” Kilawan said. …

Professor Teachout Explains the Ideology of the Koch Brothers

March 29 – 2013 |

In both a recent appearance on MSNBC and an article in the Huffington Post, Associate Professor Zephyr Teachout discussed the Koch brothers—David and Charles. Teachout participated in a panel on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” on March 17 to discuss the Koch brothers’ political plans. She argued that despite the results in the November 2012 elections, the Koch brothers’ efforts in shaping politics this …

Ex Officio: Rank and Fall

March 28 – 2013 |

–Austen Ishii, Illustrator

Fordham Professors Talk to Brian Lehrer about New York City Policies

March 26 – 2013 |

Brian Lehrer of WNYC has hosted two Fordham Law professors this month.
The first was Professor Nestor Davidson, on March 12, who discussed the Judge Tingling’s ruling that blocked the city’s soda ban. Currently the city has challenged the block. Davidson, who teaches New York Law, explained the judge’s ruling that the law was “arbitrary and capricious” and that it exceeded …

Professor Reidenberg Argues for Consumer Privacy Protections

March 26 – 2013 |

In a recent Wall Street Journal report, Fordham Law Professor Joel R. Reidenberg held the position that the experiment of allowing corporations and business to self-regulation privacy protections with consumers has failed. He opens by arguing that the pace of technology far out-flanks consumer awareness.
Sensitive health information gleaned from the websites we visit is collected and sold, GPS and cell-signal …

Student Group Advocates for Water Rights with HuffPo Article

March 26 – 2013 |

Fordham Law 3L Rebecca Iwerks wrote an op-ed about Bedouin water access for the Huffington Post on March 22, world water day. Iwerks is one of seven students that form the Bedouin Advocacy Project, a student-run independent study that included a water and land rights fact-finding trip to Israel and the West Bank over Spring Break. The students’ work continues a similar …

OCI by the Numbers

March 25 – 2013 |

Students have felt the brunt of a tight legal hiring market in recent OCI seasons.  While the OCI process at Fordham is almost exclusively about larger firm hiring, it is undoubtedly a bellwether for the legal job market in general.  According to NALP numbers, between 2007 and 2011, as big firm hiring shrank, the total number of government public interest …

Law Review: “Olympus Has Fallen”

March 25 – 2013 |

Director Antoine Fuqua has an uneven record over the last decade. He leapt to stardom in 2001 when he directed “Training Day,” a dark and moody film about police corruption for which star Denzel Washington won an Academy Award. His later movies, “Tears of the Sun,” “King Arthur,” and “Shooter,” featured more violent action and less interpersonal drama. 2009′s “Brooklyn’s …