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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 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 …

Law Review: Alpha House

April 23 – 2013 |

For those of us who plowed through the first season of Netflix’s House of Cards within 48 hours of its release, waiting for Season 2 seems like a daunting prospect. Fortunately, Netflix’s would-be competitor Amazon is trying to fill the gap with Alpha House, a more humorous take on the business of governance. In a devious marketing ploy, Amazon has released the full …

Moot Court Prepares for Intra-school Competitions

April 23 – 2013 |

The Fordham Moot Court Board is thrilled to announce the completion of another successful year for the program in 2012-2013. Under the unparalleled guidance of Professor Maria Marcus, the Board competed in seven different competitions across the country, fielding six teams comprised of second-year students, and one team, the National Team, comprised of the three top third-year students. By the …

Have we forgotten about the North Korean people?

April 23 – 2013 |
Have we forgotten about the North Korean people?

North Koreans live in a fragile economy under institutionalized oppression. The United Nations Children’s Fund reports that an estimated six million North Koreans are living without adequate food allotments and as many as forty percent of all North Korean children are physically stunted from malnutrition. Though information must be digested with apprehension due to the lack of verifiable internal sources, …

In Response to “North Korea’s Gaddafi Nightmare”

April 17 – 2013 |

Contrary to Robert Baer’s hypothesis published in TIME earlier last week, “what’s going through the mind of the North Korean regime” is not primarily a fear of meeting the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi or Saddam Hussein.  Baer claimed he knew the real reason behind North Korea’s refusal to concede to pushback from the United States.  His contentions, which also …

Sheila Bair: Main Street’s Protector?

April 17 – 2013 |

On April 8, Sheila Bair, former chairman of the FDIC from 2006 to 2011, spoke at the inaugural Fred Dunbar Memorial Lecture on Law and Economics on the topic of “Ending Too Big to Fail” and her recent book “Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself.” The talk was informative …

Op-Ed: Why You Should Vote

April 15 – 2013 |

An earlier editorial opined that the candidates should take themselves more seriously and provide more substance. I am writing to the voters, in the hopes that voters will also take the elections more seriously and demand more substance.
This year’s elections have been contentious in terms of marketing (spam) across the hallways. The candidates have plastered walls, lockers, and bulletin boards, …

Run-off Candidate: Michael Garza

April 15 – 2013 |

To my fellow Fordham Law students,
My name is Michael Garza and I am running for SBA Treasurer.  The results of last week’s elections were tallied and the voting for the treasurer position resulted in a tie.  As a result run off elections will be held this week.  I want to begin by thanking everybody that voted.  If you voted for …

Run-off Candidate: Steven Shuldman

April 15 – 2013 |

To the Fordham Law student body:
My name is Steve Shuldman and I would be honored to serve as your SBA Treasurer. I’m running because I know my proven skills in budgeting and financial management in both professional and academic environments will ensure our clubs get the funding they deserve.
I have extensive professional budgeting and financial management experience.
I am an accounting …

Letter to the Editor: Amanda Yu

April 10 – 2013 |

Hi everyone,
I appreciate all of the opinions stated regarding the SBA elections this year including this piece. This open communication is crucial! I only wish that there was more time to flesh out all of the issues.
I know a thing or two about accountability. I don’t leave a job half done and expect someone else to pick up the slack. …