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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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Law Review: Promised Land

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The CIA must be glad that Matt Damon finally stopped making movies about them. While America’s most passionate (and most handsome!) actor advocate may be taking an eight-year break from roasting the clandestine service, he has not abandoned the fight for social justice. His latest feature from Gus Van Sant, who directed Damon in 1997’s “Good Will Hunting,” is about …

Law Review: This is 40

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This Is the Apatow family’s Video Christmas Card. Judd Apatow, the writer/director/producer known for career-making hits like “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” wrote and directed this film, which features his own wife and two daughters as a wife and two daughters in a Los Angeles family struggling with first world problems. Leslie Mann stars opposite Paul Rudd, with both actors …

Panel on Zero Dark Thirty Questions Accuracy of Film

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On January 24, Karen Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham School of Law, welcomed a notable group of panelists to McNally to weigh in on the film Zero Dark Thirty. The panelists discussed the film’s depiction of torture in CIA operations, and the possible impact of this inaccurate portrayal on public perception of torture and press …

ELR Hosts Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility

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DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD?
February 22, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The topic of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) divides the business community, in large part, according to their views on the role that corporations should play in contributing to efforts to maximize social justice around the world. Those who oppose CSR have argued that attempting to mitigate social harm is not …

New Student Group Defends ‘Sexual Health and Rights’

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A group of Fordham students, with the help of Professor Chi Mgbako, are forming the Fordham Law Student Advocates for Sexual Health and Rights (ASHR). ASHR is a student group that aims to advocate for and build awareness about the sexual health and legal rights of marginalized populations. The group plans to focus its efforts on projects it can work …

The Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project Accepts New Cases

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Last year, during the spring semester, Fordham Law joined the ranks of about a dozen Law Schools involved in the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). The project, founded at Yale by Becca Heller and transplanted to the Urban Justice Center in New York upon her graduation, helps to file Requests for Reconsideration and Special Immigrant Visas for displaced Iraqi Refugees—all …