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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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Fundraising Through the Maze

February 19 – 2013 |

Getting a table in the cafeteria for a student group these days is like finding a paid internship: it ain’t easy. There are bake sales, candygrams, iPad raffles, and date auctions alongside BARBRI and Kaplan representatives slinging bar review courses, and it seems like every Thursday night is a different fundraiser at Lincoln Park.
But student groups rely on fundraising to …

Pro and Con: Corporate Social Responsibility

February 19 – 2013 |

PRO: Corporate Social Responsibility & TOMS: Doing Well by Doing Good 
“With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One.” TOMS Shoes, created in 2006, matches every pair of shoes purchased “One for One” with a pair of new shoes given to children in need in over 50 countries …

Stack Seven Turned Furniture Showroom

February 12 – 2013 |

Though the library’s seventh stack closure has prompted many students to relocate their choice study spots, the seventh stack is now the premiere furniture showroom of Fordham Law. Professor Robert Nissenbaum, Director of the Leo T. Kissam Library and a member of the new building committee, appointed a seven-person faculty committee to sample new faculty furniture for the new Fordham …

Dine and Ditch: the Lincoln Park Bar and Grille

February 12 – 2013 |

Ask any Fordham Law student, and she’ll tell you it’s easy to get lost in the culinary wonderland that is the Columbus Circle area of New York City. While behemoths like Per Se and Bar Boulud draw epicurean thrill-seekers from near and far, this hidden gem, nestled in an unsuspecting nook on 9th Avenue (now known as SoCo—South of Columbus), …

Access to Justice: A New LALSA Initiative

February 12 – 2013 |

In order to address the lack of access to information that Latino immigrants have of their rights, the Fordham Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) has developed a new initiative. Access to Justice is a community outreach education program, in which law students create and provide presentations in Spanish on issues significant to the Latino community. This semester, we hope …

Ex Officio: Fashion Week E&E

February 12 – 2013 |

–Illustration by Austen Ishii

Law Review on DVD: Skyfall

February 12 – 2013 |

Since he first took up the role in 2006′s Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s James Bond has been truer to the secret agent of Ian Fleming’s novels than most of Craig’s predecessors.  The original Bond packed equal parts brutality and charm.  Bond’s exploits, fantastical though they were, took place in a 1950s world with legitimate reason to fear the enemies: communists, …

Catholic Law Students Create Monthly Community Service Initiative

February 12 – 2013 |

After successful volunteering experiences throughout the fall, the Fordham Catholic Law Students Association (CLSA) has decided to create a new monthly community service initiative. Now students will have the opportunity to take part in different activities every month and make a difference in their community.
The initiative begins on Saturday, February 16, 2013. We invite all students to meet us at …

Changes to Admitted Students Day for Class of 2016

February 12 – 2013 |

On Saturday, February 2, the Fordham Law Admissions Office hosted one hundred and twenty-five students at the first Admitted Students Day of the season.
“This was definitely the largest first Admitted Students day we’ve seen in a while,” Krissy Haff, Assistant Director of Admissions said.  “Usually our biggest programs are in March and April, when the admissions cycle is really underway. …

Forum Panel Addresses DOMA and Equality

February 12 – 2013 |

On Monday, February 4th Fordham Law’s Forum on Law, Culture & Society hosted a rousing panel “Conversation on Same Sex Marriage: Law and Culture” at the Time Warner Center. Though forum headliner Debra Messing was absent due to conflicts with her film schedule, Thane Rosenbaum, moderator of the panel and director of the Forum was quick to note that “the …