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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Fordham’s Moores Finish Intra-School Competition

September 17 – 2013 |

Every fall the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center hosts its intra-school competition at Fordham University School of Law. The Moores compete on a national level in approximately fifteen competitions every year. Students earn a spot on the team through the summer or fall intra-school competitions and are required to complete the fall competition even if they’re accepted in the summer …

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 …

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 …

SBA Announces Policy Changes in Funding at Student Leaders Meeting

April 28 – 2013 |

At the last student leaders meeting of the year this past April 24, outgoing SBA President Chris Rodriguez announced that unused student group funds will now roll over to the larger SBA budget from year to year.
Until the change, finalized last week, all unused SBA funding was returned to the greater Fordham University account and would have to be reallocated …

Fordham OUTlaws Shows Support for BC’s Lambda Law

April 2 – 2013 | 2 Comments

On April 2, Fordham OUTlaws, in solidarity with a group of Fordham Law faculty members, sent a care package of baked goods and a card signed by various members of the Fordham Law community to Boston College Law School’s Lambda Law Students Association, where vandals defaced the walls of Lambda Law’s office by scribbling homophobic and racist phrases across the …

FSSF Auction Kicks Off This Week

March 5 – 2013 |

This Thursday, March 7, the Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship will host their annual fundraising auction, auctioning nearly 300 different gifts from local businesses, faculty, and alumni. The event starts at 6 pm in the Atrium with a silent auction, with the remainder of the gifts live auctioned at 7:30 pm in McNally. Professor Neustadt will be serving as auctioneer.
The FSSF …