Andrew Callahan, LAW '08
Andrew Callahan is a 2008 alumnus of Fordham's School of Law.
Receiving the Costantino Family Endowed Scholarship not only enabled Andrew Callahan to attend the Fordham University School of Law but also gave him a new perspective. "The scholarship made me aware of the dedication of Fordham alumni," he says. "From day one, the Costantinos have shown me their support."
The scholarship is awarded to a graduate of the Fordham Gabelli School of Business for all three years of law school. Callahan, a native of East Chester, N.Y., is the latest of several family members to attend Fordham. He said the scholarship enabled him to afford law school, focus on his studies and help others.
He donated his time as a tutor for other students, served the Law School as a student ambassador, participated in student organizations and served the community by helping high school students learn to apply dispute resolution techniques.
He says that his Fordham professors model the behaviors that they encourage in their students. "Faculty members take a real interest in their students," he says. "The first year of law school is very stressful, and it means a lot when professors come to the library to help students outside of class."
With a strong start in his first year, Callahan says that the School of Law continued to exceed his expectations. "Fordham Law graduates can compete against those from any law school in the nation," he says.
Callahan graduated in 2008 and now works as an associate in corporate law at a Manhattan firm. "Before I came to the Fordham School of Law, I was not even aware that this kind of opportunity would open up for me. It makes me want to repay the opportunity that was given to me."
He says that more scholarship support and a new law school building will help the School of Law to recruit more top students. He adds, "I hope that alumni create opportunities for more students like me, who want the benefits of a Fordham legal education."