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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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Amanda Yu for President

March 2 – 2013 | 2 Comments

To my fellow students of FLS,
My name is Amanda Yu, and I am running for SBA President.
Being SBA President is more than just an extracurricular activity.  It’s not just a position to boost you résumé.  It’s truly a full time job.
As SBA President, I will strive to provide students with the support they need to get through another year of …

Paola Arzeno for VP

March 2 – 2013 |

My fellow law students:
As a little girl growing up in Puerto Rico, I had dreams of one day being able to participate in the democratic process of this great country by running for office. These dreams were CRUSHED when I found out that Puerto Ricans are not allowed to represent their fellow US citizens in this way. YOU can help …

Nicole Lipsky for VP

March 2 – 2013 |

My name is Nicole Lipsky and I’m running for Vice President of SBA. VP helps with the planning of Barrister’s and other typical SBA duties, but mostly VP has the opportunity to implement change.
I served as section rep my 1L year and have been involved on campus in countless ways since then from PIRC groups to competition teams. I feel …

Erica Appelman for Evening VP

March 2 – 2013 |

Erica Appelman is running for Evening VP!  Kenya Moore has described her as “gone with the wind fabulous” and Sonja Morgan has declared that “a little Erica will spice up any party!”
When she’s not busy rap battling Other Erica, she’ll be mandating that evening students be heard!  We deserve more than just a once-a-month Pizza night–let’s have some bar nights …

Justin Peters for SBA Secretary

March 2 – 2013 |

“Law school sucks wherever you go, so you might as well enjoy the people you’re with” -Kevin Ramnarain, 3L
Law school sucks. The legal job market sucks. We all hear these “encouraging” sentiments everyday. We are in difficult times in a difficult environment, but nothing that is insurmountable. The quote above exemplifies the odds we face, but also the great people …

Michael Garza for SBA Treasurer

March 2 – 2013 |

My fellow Fordham Law students,
My name is Michael Garza and I am running for SBA Treasurer.
As a 1L Section Representative I have gained an understanding of how the SBA works and how it can help students.  It is my goal to continue to help build a better Fordham!
My four years working at Wells Fargo Bank required me to handle large …

Steve Shuldman for SBA Treasurer

March 2 – 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 for treasurer 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 professional experience with budgeting and financial management.  I …

Leitner Clinic Students Co-Author Policy Paper About NYPD Abuse

February 26 – 2013 | Comments Off

Last week, the Urban Justice Center released a policy paper entitled “Criminalizing Communities: NYPD Abuse of Vulnerable Populations.”  Four Fordham Law students from the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic authored the paper, which calls for administrative and legislative reforms aimed at ending widespread NYPD abuse and harassment of black, Latino, and Muslim communities; the LGBTQ community; sex workers; street …

Law Review: Snitch

February 26 – 2013 |

Do you smell what The Rock is trafficking?
The WWE superstar has returned to theaters with a 112-minute jeremiad against the federal mandatory minimum laws. Fans of Dwayne Johnson’s oeuvre up to this point may be surprised by the relatively low-key action in this film. Aside from some gunplay, a trucking accident, and the calamitous end of several mid-size sedans, this …

Fordham Law Groups Take On Trafficking Laws

February 19 – 2013 |

Though sex workers’ rights have been a focus of Leitner Center’s International Human Rights Clinic for the past five years, only recently has the conversation about those rights been extended to the larger Fordham Law community. Professor Chi Mgbako, an advocate for sex workers’ rights, hosted panels in both the fall and spring semesters to address the recent trend within …