Meet Our Staff


Master of Laws Program (LL.M.):
Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D):
Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L):
Study Abroad:
Visiting Foreign Scholars/Visiting Research Fellows:
Fordham Law Summer Institute:
Transactional Skills for Global Legal Practice:
Legal English and Communication Skills:

Phone Numbers

Graduate degree programs (LL.M., S.J.D and M.S.L): +1.212.636.6883
Non-degree programs:  +1.212.636.7702
Office Fax Number:  +1.212.636.6922


Monday - Friday (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

The office closes for a variety of holidays. For more information, please consult the academic calendar.

Please note that the office will be closed on Fridays during the Summer.

International and Non-J.D. Programs

Fordham University School of Law
International and Non-J.D. Programs
150 West 62nd Street, Suite 8-131, New York, NY 10023, U.S.A.

Toni Jaeger-Fine, Assistant Dean

Dean Jaeger-Fine is Assistant Dean for International and Non-JD Programs at Fordham Law School, where she is Co-Director of the Fordham Law Summer Institute in NYC and Director of the International Judicial Research and Training Program.  An expert on the US legal system and on the internationalization of legal education, Dean Jaeger-Fine has served as Chair of the Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Students, the Section on International Legal Exchange, and the Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education of the Association of American Law Schools.  Prior to joining Fordham, Dean Jaeger-Fine was Director of Graduate and International Programs at Cardozo School of Law, Assistant Director of the Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law, and an associate at Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C.

Dean Jaeger-Fine is the author of American Legal Systems: A Resource and Reference Guide (Lexis), An Introduction to the Anglo-American Legal System (Thompson), Introdução au Sistema JurídicoAnglo-Americano (WMF Martinsfontes), co-author of books in a series entitled Mastering the Master (of Laws) and author of numerous articles on varied topics published in the US and abroad. She has taught or lectured extensively in the US and abroad, including in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Romania, Spain, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Kandice Thorn, Director

Kandice Thorn is Director of International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham Law School, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the LL.M., M.S.L., and S.J.D. programs, including academic advising, career advising, and student services.  Prior to joining Fordham Law School, Kandice was an Associate Attorney in the Corporate Transactions and Latin America practice groups in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  She is an active member of NALP and is the former chair of its International and Advanced Degree Advising and Recruiting Section.  Kandice was also a member of the New York City Bar’s Law Student Perspectives Committee for several years.  She speaks regularly at conferences and events regarding issues in international and graduate legal education, career advising, and student services.  In her spare time, Kandice enjoys singing with Tapestry choral ensemble ( and the New York Choral Society (  Kandice holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School, and a B.A. in Philosophy and Music from Western Washington University.

Megan Smiley, Director

Megan Smiley is Director of the Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham Law School.  Megan received her master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to transitioning into higher education, Megan was a corporate associate in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester, LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, securities, and financings.  Megan graduated from Boston College Law School in 2006 and graduated summa cum laude from Colby College in 2000, where she majored in French and International Studies.

Jane Holmes, Associate Director

Jane Holmes is Associate Director of International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham Law School.  Prior to joining Fordham Law, Jane held several roles at Tufts University and at Barnard College, Columbia University, including Assistant to President Debora Spar and Senior Coordinator for Academic Affairs and Publishing in the office of the Provost. A Fordham College alumna, Jane had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad and build her interest in international education. 

Martin Slavens, Admissions Coordinator and Enrollment Specialist

Marty Slavens is the Graduate Admissions Officer and Enrollment Specialist in the Office of International and Non-JD Programs.  Originally from San Diego County, he has worked and studied in Arcata, CA, Xi'an, China, Urbana, IL, and Bowling Green, OH prior to moving to New York with his partner, Yiju Huang, an Assistant Professor in the department of Modern Languages and Literature at Fordham University, and their daughter, Ruru, who will be starting kindergarten.  Marty earned his MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a focus on Mandarin and contemporary Chinese literature.  He earned his JD from the University of Illinois, College of Law and is licensed to practice law in California.

Bernard Daraz, Jr., Administrative Assistant

Bernard Daraz was raised in Waterbury, Connecticut. He graduated cum laude from Fairfield University in 2011 with a degree in English. He attended Fordham University, obtaining a Master of Arts in English Literature in 2013. During his time as a student at Fordham, Bernard held positions in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Gabelli School of Business, and the Office of Summer Session as the Assistant to the Dean.