Law and Ethics

Law and Ethics

Area chair: Brent Horton
Contact: horton@fordham.edu 

Understanding the law is critical for the effective management of business, especially in today's ever-expanding regulatory environment. To this end, all undergraduate and graduate students take courses in legal studies taught by the business faculty. Fordham's approach includes a crucial additional dimension as well, one that sets it apart from many other schools of business: an education in ethics. It is our belief that business cannot prosper in the long run unless it is conducted ethically. Reflecting Fordham's Jesuit tradition, the law and ethics area asks students to consider—and answer for themselves—complex questions about ethical business conduct, the underlying purpose of business, and whether businesses have an obligation to go beyond making a profit by advancing society. The law and ethics faculty prides itself on a curriculum that allows students to grapple with problems similar to those that they will encounter in the workplace.


Featured Research

Miguel Alzola, Alicia Hennig, and Edward Romar, Virtue Ethics Between East and West, Journal of Business Ethics,165, 177-189. (2020)

Miguel Alzola, Even When No One Is Watching: The Moral Psychology of Corporate Reputation, Business & Society, 58, 1267. (2019)

Mark Conrad, Should Athletes Have Publicity Rights in Their Statistics? Daniels v. FanDuel and the Subjugation of Athletes' Statistics in the Fantasy Sports-Gambling Era, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Review, 38, 1. (2020)

Elizabeth Cosenza, The Persistent Problem of Multi-Forum Shareholder Litigation: A Proposed Statutory Response to Reshuffle the Deck, Virginia Law & Business Review, 10, 413. (2016)

Kenneth Davis, The Invisible Ban: Negligent Disparate Impact, American University Law Review, 70, 1879. (2021)

Brent J. Horton, The "Significant Social Policy Issue" Exception to the Business Judgment Rule, Seton Hall Law Review, 52, 59. (2021)

Kevin T. Jackson, Economy of Mutuality: Merging Financial and Social Sustainability, Journal of Business Ethics, 133, 499-517. (2016)

Santiago Mejia, Weeding Out Flawed Versions of Shareholder Theory. A Reflection on the Moral Obligations That Carryover from Principals to Agents, Business Ethics Quarterly, 29, 519. (2019)