Robert E. Swanson is an esteemed graduate of Fordham Law School, Class of ’74. He founded Ridgewood Energy, the first of the Ridgewood Companies, in 1982. In addition to being the Chairman and CEO of Ridgewood Energy, Mr. Swanson is Chairman of Ridgewood Renewable Power, Founder and Chairman of Ridgewood Capital Management, and Chairman of Ridgewood Private Equity Partners. Prior to forming Ridgewood Energy, Mr. Swanson was a tax partner at the former New York and Los Angeles law firm of Fulop & Hardee. He co-authored Tax Shelters: A Guide for Investors and their Advisors with his wife, Barbara. Mrs. Swanson is also the author of Careers in Health Care. Together, Mr. and Mrs. Swanson have established this scholarship to help students achieve his or her dream of attending Fordham Law School.
Eligibility: A student who has demonstrated academic excellence and financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Law School’s evening division and who are working full time.