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Visiting Foreign Scholars/Visiting Research Fellows: [email protected]
Fordham Law Summer Institute: [email protected]
Fordham Law Pre-Law Institute: [email protected]
Legal English Institute: [email protected]
Legal Executive Education Programs: [email protected]

Phone Numbers

Graduate degree programs (LLM, SJD and MSL): +1 212-636-6883
Non-degree programs:  +1 212-636-7702
Office Fax Number:  +1 212-636-6922


Monday - Friday (9 a.m. - 5 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-JD Programs

Fordham University School of Law
International and Non-JD Programs
150 West 62nd Street, Suite 8-131, New York, NY 10023, USA

Meet Our Staff

Anthony Agolia, Senior Director

Anthony Agolia is the Senior Director of International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham University School of Law, where he oversees all aspects of Fordham Law’s LL.M., M.S.L. and S.J.D. programs.  In this role, Anthony focuses on student advisement, career planning and job search strategies, and graduate study program development initiatives.  

Prior to joining Fordham in September 2016, Anthony served most recently as College Dean and Chief Academic Officer of Briarcliffe College, where he also has held the positions of Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies.  Prior to joining Briarciffe, Anthony practiced corporate, real estate and immigration law.  He still has a pro bono practice specializing in representing clients in Special Immigrant Juvenile proceedings. 

Anthony is a member of the New York bar and holds degrees from James Madison University and Cardozo School of Law.

Bernard Daraz, Jr., Director

Bernard Daraz is director of International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham Law School where he primarily oversees non-degree certificate and executive education programs. He received his B.A. in English literature cum laude from Fairfield University with minors in Spanish and political science. He attended Fordham University, obtaining a Master of Arts in English Literature in 2013. During his master's program, Bernard held positions in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Gabelli School of Business, and the Office of Summer Session. Bernard received a doctorate of education (EdD) in educational leadership, policy, and administration from the Fordham University Graduate School of Education, where his research focused on academic advising strategies for international students.

Toni Jaeger-Fine, Senior Counselor

Toni Jaeger-Fine is senior counselor at Fordham Law School where previously she was an assistant dean for more than 16 years. She is the recipient of the Dean’s Medal of Recognition, the highest honor that can be awarded by the Dean of Fordham Law School. She is the author of numerous articles on a wide range of topics published in the United States and abroad, as well as several books, including Becoming a Lawyer: Discovering and Defining Your Professional Persona (West Academic). Ms. Jaeger-Fine is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Binghamton University and a cum laude graduate of Duke Law School. She teaches and lectures widely in the U.S. and around the world.

Ms. Jaeger-Fine also is principal of Jaeger-Fine Consulting, which provides services to attorneys, law firms, and other organizations.

Martin Slavens, Director of Graduate Admissions

Marty Slavens is the Director of Graduate Admissions 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 Associate Professor in the department of Modern Languages and Literature at Fordham University, and their daughter, Ruru. 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 a member (inactive) of the State Bar of California.

Staff NYC Picks

Anthony Agolia, Director

Favorite Cheap Eats

  • Tomato-N-Basil Pizza (226 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 b/t Union St & President St. in Park Slope/Gowanus)
  • Vinny’s of Carroll Gardens (295 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 b/t Union St & Sackett St. in Gowanus/Carroll Gardens
  •  Dani’s House of Pizza (81-28 Lefferts Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11415)


  • Joya  (215 Ct St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 in Cobble Hill)


  • Sakura 6 (837 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 in Greenpoint)

Bar Food/Wings:

  • Austin’s Ale House (82-70 Austin St, Kew Gardens, NY 11415 in Kew Gardens)

Favorite Better Eats

  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (148 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019)
  • Taverna Kyclades (Greek) (33-07 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, NY)
  • Nick’s Bistro (Greek) (104-20 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375)
  • Amma (Indian) (246 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022)

Favorite Shopping Destinations

  • Century 21 Clothing (various locations, but I recommend the Cortland Street location in Manhattan and the Rego Park location in Queens)
  • Take a stroll around SoHo (refers to the area “South of Houston” Street)
  • Take a stroll down St. Marks Street in the East Village (lots of cool little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants)

Favorite NYC Neighborhood

  • East Village (followed closely by the West Village and Park Slope)

Favorite Weekend Plans

  • Long Beach, Long Island
  •  Mets game at Citifield (Flushing, Queens)
  • Coney Island, Brooklyn (walk along the boardwalk, get a hot dog from Nathan’s restaurant, ride the famous roller coaster and go to a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game)
  • Bar hop in the East/West Village
  • Catch a concert at any number of great venues, such as The Bowery, Terminal 5, High Line Ballroom
  • Take a walk along the High Line (downtown on the West Side of Manhattan)
  • Go to a New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets game (Madison Square Garden/Barclays Center
  • Drive to Atlantic City for night out at club/casino
  • Explore Central Park (Manhattan), Prospect Park (Brooklyn) and Forest Park (Queens)
  • Take a jog along the West Side Highway, Chelsea Piers (walking/jogging/bike path)

Bernard Daraz, Jr., Associate Director

Favorite Cheap Eat

  • Burrito Box (885 9th Ave., between 57th and 58th)
  • Kimchi Taco Truck (various locations)
  • Sushi Yasaka (251 W 72nd St)

Favorite Better Eat

  • Cafeteria (119 7th Ave)
  • Tonalli (3628 Broadway, between 148th and 149th)
  • Zero Otto Nove (2357 Arthur Ave)

Favorite Shopping Destination

  • H&M (10 Columbus Circle)
  • Buffalo Exchange (114 W 26th St or 109 Boerum Pl, Brooklyn)

Favorite NYC Neighborhood

  • Greenwich Village, Hell’s Kitchen

Favorite Weekend Plans

  • Walks on the High Line
  • Brunch, preferably with bottomless mimosas (various locations)

Toni Jaeger-Fine, Senior Counselor

Favorite Cheap Eat

  • Cheap Mexican such as Taqueria (3rd Avenue and 19th Street)
  • Ribalta (near Union Square)—pizza!

Slightly More Pricey

  • Via Carota (West Village)—amazing cacio and pepe
  • John’s (302 E 12th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Great old-style Italian food including a vegan menu. You feel like you have stepped back in time about 100 years.
  • Scalini Fedeli (TriBeCa)—I come here every year for my anniversary

Favorite Shopping Destinations

  • Strand Bookstore – Broadway and 12th Street
  • Rituals (Lafayette and Spring) and Sabon (various locations) For keeping your skin soft and smelling great!
  • Paragon (Broadway and East 18th Street)—for sporting goods.

Favorite NYC Neighborhood

  • East Village

Favorite Weekend Plans

  • Long Beach, Long Island
  • Hudson Valley, NY
  • Climbing!

Martin Slavens, Director of Graduate Amdissions

Favorite Cheap Eat

  • Xi’an Famous Foods, multiple locations
  • Alan’s Marketplace, 27 Columbus Ave.
  • The Organic Grill, 123 1st Ave.

Favorite Better Eat

  • China Café, 13 E. 37th St.
  • Angelica Kitchen, 300 E 12th St

Favorite Shopping Destination

  • Grocery shopping in Chinatown

Favorite NYC Neighborhood

  • I’m still exploring NYC. So far I love my walks from East Village to Greenwich Village best.

Favorite Weekend Plans

  • Family walks to the park
  • Cooking vegetarian Chinese food
  • Music at The Stone
  • Meditation retreats with Zen Center of NYC in Brooklyn or Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper