There are many opportunities for employers to support students and student organizations by volunteering their time or by donating funds. Two of the primary vehicles for this support are (a) the Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship ("FSSF"), and (b) assisting Fordham's various student competition teams.
Volunteer to Assist Fordham Law Competition Teams
(a) Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy
The Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center is dedicated to fostering the education of law students in the world of trial advocacy. Each year, the Center sends Fordham students around the country to compete at national trial competitions. Under the guidance of practicing trial attorneys, these students devote a great deal of their time and effort to prepare for these competitions. Firms who wish to help are invited to sponsor practice trials at their offices, send experienced attorneys to judge practice rounds at Fordham, or even sponsor competition teams. If you wish to help, please contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(b) Moot Court
Moot Court is Fordham’s appellate advocacy program. Moot Court hosts four competitions each year: two intraschool competitions to determine which 2L students will be invited to join the Moot Court Board, and two interschool competitions. The intraschool competitions, Mulligan and Wormser, are held in June/July and October/November, respectively. Since each of the multiple rounds of the competitions require a panel of three judges, Mulligan and Wormser offer both Fordham alumni and local practitioners a significant and enjoyable opportunity for involvement. Practitioners are eligible to receive CLE credit for their involvement. For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities, please contact the Moot Court Program at 212-636-6882 or via email at email@example.com.
(c) Dispute Resolution Society
The Dispute Resolution Society comprises students who compete in regional, national and international competitions in negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Each year the DRS hosts three events with sponsorship opportunities: (i) the leading Pre-moot for the Willem C. Vis Arbitration competition; (ii) a symposium each fall in which leading dispute resolution scholars join us as speakers or attendees; and (iii) a year-end dinner where Fordham deans, professors, distinguished alumni and DRS members celebrate the year's accomplishments. Each event offers opportunities for spotlighting your organization, including sponsoring the event and sponsoring a particular award. To get in touch with the Dispute Resolution Society, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship (“FSSF”) offers grants to students who work at unpaid public sector jobs. In order to qualify for a fellowship from the FSSF, a student must work at least 10 weeks or at least 400 hours at such a job. The FSSF’s most significant fundraising event is an Auction, held every spring. Employers may support the FSSF in its mission by (a) donating goods or services to be auctioned off; (b) serving as a Patron of the Auction; and/or (c) advertising in the Auction Catalogue:
- Donors of goods or services to be auctioned off are listed in the Auction Catalogue; in the past, employers have donated such items as tickets to sporting events, theater tickets, nights on the town, and the like
- Patrons of the Auction contribute directly to the FSSF and are listed in the Catalogue. There are several levels of patron support
- Advertisements in the Auction Catalogue are available in a variety of sizes and price ranges.
Any employer interested in supporting the FSSF should visit its website, www.fssf.org, for additional information about the FSSF and the Auction, and/or to contact the FSSF.