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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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Faculty Award Winners to be Honored at Graduation

May 16 – 2013 |

Each year before graduation, Fordham Law students honor individuals in the Fordham community.  This year, Professor Joseph Landau was selected as Teacher of the Year, Judge Richard J. Sullivan was named Adjunct of the Year, and Hillary Exter, Director of Student Organizations and Publicity at the Public Interest Resource Center, was given the Eugene O. Keefe award.
Landau, famous for his …

Professor Denno Comments on Fetal Homicide Law in Ohio Kidnapping

May 16 – 2013 |

Professor Deborah Denno appeared on Brian Lehrer last week to discuss the Ariel Castro kidnapping case in Ohio. Prosecutors in the case recently suggested that Castro may be charged with aggravated murder for inducing miscarriage in one of the women he held in captivity. If convicted, Castro could receive the death penalty.
Denno explained that there are 23 states, including Ohio, …

Professor Reidenberg Comments on Bloomberg Data Breach

May 16 – 2013 |

Professor Joel Reidenberg recently appeared on CNBC to comment on Bloomberg’s acknowledgement that some of its reporters had access to Bloomberg financial data terminals, which contain sensitive information about customers and transactions.
Although Reidenberg said that Bloomberg’s actions were not illegal, they were concerning.
I think it still raises some pretty serious questions about surveillance and spying. Americans generally are very concerned …

Leitner Center Releases Visual Report on International Tribunals

May 15 – 2013 |

The Leitner Center launched a new report authored by former center fellow Daniel McLaughlin titled “International Criminal Tribunals: A Visual Overview.”
The report uses both simple and elaborate visual aids—charts, graphs, and illustrations—to introduce readers to the broad work of international tribunals and the conflicts that led to their creation.
Media attention dedicated to the work of the tribunals is too often …

Professor Rayner Identifies Obama as Guantanamo Detainees’ Jailer

May 14 – 2013 |

In a recent op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Clinical Associate Professor Martha Rayner responded to President Obama’s recent news conference that addressed the hunger strikes occurring inside the prison walls of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.
Rayner expressed concern that Obama failed to acknowledge that he is the current jailer of the Guantanamo detainees, particularly when he blamed …

Dean Martin Comments on Fordham Law’s Nine-Place Rankings Drop

May 14 – 2013 |

In March the US News and World graduate school rankings listed Fordham Law at 38 out of 194 law schools, a nine-place drop from the law school’s place at 29 in 2012. This year, Fordham tied with University of Arizona (Rogers) and University of California-Davis.
Several specialty programs received consistently favorable US News rankings, including the dispute resolution program (12), clinical …

Evening Student Struggles with Administration Over Unclear Policies

May 10 – 2013 |

In January, Sarah (her name has been changed to protect her privacy) began petitioning administrators at Fordham Law to take her Constitutional Law exam early, but her request was repeatedly denied. According to the Registrar’s rules governing examinations, students can only take exams up to one day early, and only for religious reasons. Sarah requested to schedule her exam a …

Professor Reidenberg Discusses Domestic Use of Civilian Drones

May 7 – 2013 |

Professor Joel Reidenberg appeared on CBS New York last week to discuss the use of domestic drones. Any civilian can purchase a weaponless drone, which can have high-definition cameras and GPS devices, raising serious privacy concerns.
Reidenberg said “The unregulated use of private drones has a lot of creepy aspects to it.” He also said the law hasn’t caught up with …

Law Review: 42

May 6 – 2013 |

Watching 42, Brian Helgeland’s film about color-barrier breaking baseball player Jackie Robinson, leaves viewers with a number of questions. Why, for instance, have we waited so long for a major Jackie Robinson biopic? There have been a few attempts to tell the story of his life, but it has been a while since one of quality came out. Robinson played …

Preet Bharara: Fordham’s Graduation Speaker

May 6 – 2013 |

On May 19, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Preet Bharara, will deliver the commencement speech for Fordham Law School’s 106th graduation ceremony. If you would like a relatively short, and decidedly bland, bio of Preet, you can check out the official Fordham Law description. On the other hand, if you’d rather find out what …