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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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SBA Welcomes New Senators

September 24 – 2013 | One Comment

On September 23, just after 11pm, the Student Bar Association executive board announced the new student representatives selected students to fill five senator positions. While applications for the senator positions were opened to the full student body this year, the selection of senators has in the past been an opaque process performed largely outside of both the SBA bylaws and …

Law Review: Prisoners

September 24 – 2013 |

Prisoners is a wrenching film.  It is also a very good film, and would be a great one if the filmmakers had shown as much empathy for their audience as they did for all of their characters.  It is the story of two families whose daughters vanish, and the escalating sins the frantic parents commit in their attempts to find …

New SBA Email Policy Adds to IT Changes

September 24 – 2013 |

On Monday, September 23, the SBA sent an email to all Fordham Law student leaders announcing upcoming changes to the official SBA email policy.
Beginning in October, the SBA will no longer send out individual emails for student organizations. Instead, it will compile a “digest” email to send to students twice a week.
SBA President Amanda Yu said the SBA is open …

Minzner Calls for Changes to Higher Education in China

September 17 – 2013 |

Professor Carl Minzner recently wrote about China’s higher education bubble for China File. Minzner writes about the rapid expansion of Chinese universities after the government responded to the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis by increasing towards higher education. Minzner says the result has been a drastic increase in the amount of college graduates.
Unfortunately, Minzner explains, the expansion has had many negative …

Hernández Uses Affirmative Action in Latin America as Guide for U.S.

September 17 – 2013 |

In a recent piece for Americas Quarterly, Professor Tanya Hernández discussed affirmative action policies in Latin America. Whereas Latin America is embracing affirmative action as a human right, there is growing belief in the United States that the government’s role in ensuring racial equality has become less necessary.
In fact, in the U.S., support for affirmative action is now based on …

Prof Gordon Argues for Legal Reform for Guest Workers

September 17 – 2013 |

Professor Jennifer Gordon recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about Jamaican guest workers who went on strike to protest very low wages and poor living conditions in Florida this summer. Unfortunately, the strike proved fruitless when their employer simply told the guest workers if they did not show up to work, immigration authorities and local law enforcement …

Fordham Strengthens Student Insurance with an Opt-Out Strategy

September 17 – 2013 |

At the beginning of the semester, Student Health Services sent a series of emails with the subject: “ACT NOW – Fordham University Insurance Requirements.”  The emails were the Fordham Administration’s attempt to inform students about the September 10th opt-out deadline for the University’s new student health insurance policy; one that is partially the product of a student movement that spanned …

Please Donate Blood, Because Not Everyone Can

September 17 – 2013 |

This summer, the Red Cross had to once again sound the alarm, issuing an emergency call for blood donors to help alleviate a nation-wide shortage in blood products.  While Americans across the country responded to the Red Cross’ appeal, one group did not.  Correction, could not.
Under current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy, gay men in the United States are …

Law Review: The Newsroom, Season 2

September 17 – 2013 |

Welcome back, Law Review fans.  In this school year’s first installment, we take a look back at Season Two of The Newsroom, HBO’s dramatic series about the cable news business.
Season Two began with reason for cautious optimism, because the show scrapped its old opening credits sequence.  The first season had kicked off each episode with an homage to Twentieth Century television news, which only highlighted The Newsroom’s blindness …

Book Relocation Signals Beginning of Move to New Building

September 17 – 2013 |

Over the summer, nearly 350,000 books from the Fordham Law Library were moved to their new permanent location at the Quinn Library, which is located on the ground floor of the Lowenstein building at the Lincoln Center Campus.
The move was the first step in the Law School’s relocation to the new campus. The full move is expected to begin on …