Stein Scholars Student and Alumni Programs

Stein Scholars Student and Alumni Programs

The Stein Scholars Program offers select Fordham Law School students with an expressed desire to work in public interest law with an opportunity to receive tailored academic guidance, mentorship, community, support and hands-on experience in non-profit, direct service, impact litigation and government law offices.  The alumni network of Stein Scholars now exceeds 440 graduates in nearly every aspect of the legal profession. 

Stein Scholars Program

Overseen by the Stein Center, the Stein Scholars Program offers select Fordham Law School students with an expressed desire to work in public interest law the opportunity to receive tailored academic guidance, mentorship, community, support and experience in not-for-profit law offices, government and pro bono law. The alumni network of Stein Scholars now exceeds 440 graduates in nearly every aspect of the legal profession.

To find out more about what the current Stein Scholars are up to, go to the Stein Scholars Program page

Stein Alumni Awards Reception

Stein Alumni Awards Reception

Each year, we host the Stein Alumni Awards Reception, at which the Stein Alumni "in the Service of Others" Award is presented to two graduates of the Stein Scholars Program, in recognition of their demonstrated leadership, commitment and significant public service contributions.

This year's Stein Alumni Awards Reception will take place on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  You can go HERE to find out more and to register to attend.



PREVIOUS AWARD RECIPIENTS

1999: Roland Acevedo '96

2000: Matthew Lee '96

2001: Eva Landeo '96

2002: Dean John Feerick '61

2003: Laurel Hoffman '95 and Jennifer White '98

2004: Dora Galacatos '96 and Rita Glavin '96

2005: Carl Hum '97 and Rose Rodriguez '99

2006: Karen Loewy '00 and Julianne Cohn Metzger '96

2007: Udi Ofer '01 and Amy Loprest '95

2008: Kimberly Chin Salandy '97 and Joshua Gradinger '99

2009: Sue Welber '98 and Elysa Gordon '97

2014: Afua Atta-Mensah '04 and Eric Montroy '03


Questions: steincenter@law.fordham.edu or 212-636-6988

Stein Alumni Mentorship Program

The Stein Scholars Alumni Mentorship Program pairs Stein Scholars alumni with current Stein Scholars, offering an invaluable opportunity for students to complement and enhance their experiences while at law school and beyond.

Find out more about the Stein Alumni Mentorship Program here.

Stein Alumni Advisory Board

Stein Center News

Stein Center News is the quarterly e-newsletter of the Stein Center and the Stein Scholars Program.  View the current issue here

Stein Scholars Alumni Oral History Project

Find out more about the Stein Scholars Program by listening to five Stein Scholars alumni reflect on the their involvement in the Stein Scholars Program while they were students at Fordham Law School. 

Karen Loewy '00

Stein Scholars Oral History Project - Karen Loewy '00 from Fordham Law School on Vimeo.

Stein Scholars alumna Karen Loewy '00 talks about the importance of the Stein Scholars program.

Leena Khandwala '04

 

Stein Scholars Oral History Project - Leena Khandwala '04 from Fordham Law School on Vimeo.

Stein Scholars alumna Leena Khandwala '04 talks about the importance of the Stein Scholars program.

Adam Libove '07 and Felice Segura '08

 

Stein Scholars Oral History Project - Adam Libove '07 and Felice Segura '08 from Fordham Law School on Vimeo.

Stein Scholars alumni Adam Libove '07 and Felice Segura '08 talk about the importance of the Stein Scholars program.

Caroline Hsu '09

 

Stein Scholars Oral History Project - Caroline Hsu '09 from Fordham Law School on Vimeo.

Stein Scholars alumna Caroline Hsu '09 talks about the importance of the Stein Scholars program.

Stein Scholars Program Awards

The Stein Scholars Program is the proud recipient of multiple awards from City and State officials. 

State of New York Legislative Resolution

State of New York Legislative Resolution

By: Senator Hoylman and Assemblymember Rosenthal

Senate No. 2026; Assembly No. 453

COMMEMORATING the 20th Anniversary of the Stein Scholars Program 
established by Fordham University School of Law's
Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics on June 6, 2013

WHEREAS, Fordham Law School’s Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics established the Stein Scholars Program twenty years ago to support and educate law students who are committed, in the words of the Law School’s motto, to practicing law “in the service of others”; and

WHEREAS, The Stein Scholars Program selects approximately 20 students from each entering Fordham Law School class to participate in the Program throughout the time they attend the Law School; and

WHEREAS, Interning in public interest law offices and participating in student volunteer organizations, Stein Scholars collectively contribute more than 10,000 hours of public service each year; and

WHEREAS, Through their regular presentation of programs on contemporary issues of public interest law and their establishment of and leadership in other student organizations, Stein Scholars have enhanced Fordham Law School’s efforts to train students dedicated to public service and committed to the highest professional and ethical values; and    

WHEREAS, Stein Scholars have undertaken specialized academic work in public interest law and ethics to educate themselves for future careers in which they will employ their skills and knowledge to improve their communities and the lives of its members; and

WHEREAS, Graduates of the Stein Scholars Program, as attorneys and public citizens, have gone on to serve the public in countless ways, including through positions in federal, state, and local government agencies, through service to vulnerable and low-income clients who seek fulfillment of basic human needs such as housing, medical care, and fair work conditions, by protecting public safety and defending individual liberty, by promoting civil rights, environmental justice, and other causes, through efforts to improve the law and the legal profession, and through volunteer work and civic engagement in their communities; and

WHEREAS, Over the past 20 years, the Stein Scholars Program has benefitted from the dedication of its faculty and directors, from the support of the Fordham Law School administration, and from the generosity of the late Louis Stein and his friends and family, including his wife, the late Bess Stein, their three daughters, Ruth Nathanson, Audrey Merves, and the late Marilyn Bellet, and his grandchildren & great grandchildren; and 

WHEREAS, Twenty years after its establishment, the Stein Scholars Program has grown into a strong, ongoing professional community of students and graduates who support each other’s efforts to serve the public and who, through their work, daily reaffirm the ideal of law as a public calling; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to commemorate the Stein Scholars Program established by Fordham University School of Law’s Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics for 20 years of public service; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. 

Adopted in Senate on May 23, 2013. Adopted in Assembly on May 20, 2013.

 

NYC Proclamation

City of New York Proclamation 


By: Council Member Gale Brewer, 6th District Manhattan

WHEREAS: Gale A. Brewer, Council Member of the 6th District, is proud to honor Fordham Law School's Loouis Stein Center for Law and Ethics on the 20th Anniversary of its Stein Scholars Program; and

WHEREAS: Established two decades ago, Fordham Law School’s Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics' supports and educates approximately 20 students from each entering Fordham Law School class that are committed, in the words of the Law School’s motto, to practicing law “in the service of others”; and

WHEREAS, Interning in public interest law offices and participating in student volunteer organizations, Stein Scholars collectively contribute more than 10,000 hours of public service each year. Stein Scholars have undertaken specialized academic work in public interest law and ethics to educate themselves for future careers in which they will employ their skills and knowledge to improve their communities and the lives of its members; and

WHEREAS: Through their regular presentation of programs on contemporary issues of public interest law and their establishment of and leadership in other student organizations, Stein Scholars have enhanced Fordham Law School’s efforts to train students dedicated to public service and committed to the highest professional and ethical values; and

WHEREAS: Stein Scholars have undertaken specialized academic work in public interest law and ethics to educate themselves for future careers in which they will employ their skills and knowledge to improve their communities and the lives of its members; and WHEREAS: Graduates of the Stein Scholars Program, as attorneys and public citizens, have gone on to serve the public in countless ways, including through positions in federal, state, and local government agencies, through service to vulnerable and low-income clients who seek fulfillment of basic human needs such as housing, medical care, and fair work conditions, by protecting public safety and defending individual liberty, by promoting civil rights, environmental justice, and other causes, through efforts to improve the law and the legal profession, and through volunteer work and civic engagement in their communities; and

WHEREAS: Over the past 20 years, the Stein Scholars Program has benefitted from the dedication of its faculty and directors, from the support of the Fordham Law School administration, and from the generosity of the late Louis Stein and his friends and family, including his wife, the late Bess Stein, their three daughters, Ruth Nathanson, Audrey Merves, and the late Marilyn Bellet, and his grandchildren & great grandchildren; and

WHEREAS: Twenty years after its establishment, the Stein Scholars Program has grown into a strong, ongoing professional community of students and graduates who support each other’s efforts to serve the public and who, through their work, daily reaffirm the ideal of law as a public calling; now, therefore

BE IT KNOWN: That Gale A. Brewer, Council Member of the 6th District, honors The Stein Scholars Program in celebration of its 20th Anniversary

Signed this 6th day of June in the year Twenty Thirteen