Meet Our Staff

Emails

Master of Laws Program (LLM): llm@law.fordham.edu
Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD): sjd@law.fordham.edu
Master of Studies in Law (MSL): msl@law.fordham.edu
Study Abroad: lawstudyabroad@law.fordham.edu
Visiting Foreign Scholars/Visiting Research Fellows: vsr@law.fordham.edu
Fordham Law Summer Institute: summernyc@law.fordham.edu
Legal English and Communication Skills: lecs@law.fordham.edu
Legal English Institute: lei@fordham.edu
Fordham Law Winter Institute: winternyc@law.fordham.edu

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

Hours

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, Director

Anthony Agolia is the 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., 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.

Jane Holmes, Associate Director

Jane Holmes is Associate Director of International and Non-JD 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.

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 and Winter 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 Jurídico Anglo-Americano (WMF Martinsfontes), co-author of books in a series entitled Mastering the Master (of Laws) (Jaeger-Fine Publishing), 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.

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.

Megan Smiley, Director

Megan Smiley is Director of the Office of International and Non-JD 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.

Staff NYC Picks

Anthony Agolia, Director

Favorite Cheap Eats
Italian/Pizza: 

  • 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)

Thai:

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

Sushi/Japanese:

  • 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., Administrative Assistant

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)

Jane Holmes, Associate Director

Favorite Cheap Eat

  • Breakfast sandwich and coffee from a food truck
  • Alibaba (85th and Amsterdam)
  • Chirping Chicken (77th and Amsterdam)

Favorite Better Eat

  • Piccolo Café (Upper West Side, 74th and Amsterdam Ave.)
  • Palma (West Village)
  • Pylos (East Village)

Favorite Shopping Destination

  • Chelsea Market (75 9th Ave.)

Favorite NYC Neighborhoods

  • Chelsea and the Upper West Side

Favorite Weekend Plans

  • Involves an everything bagel with cream cheese

Toni Jaeger-Fine, Assistant Dean

Favorite Cheap Eat

  • Lincoln Park Grill (867 9th Avenue, between 56th and 57th St.) Everyone who knows me comes with me here at some point. Great burgers and happy hours. Super friendly staff.
  • Cheap Mexican and Tex-Mex, such as Paquito’s Restaurant (143 1st Avenue, at 9th Street) or Blockheads (various locations)
  • 100 Montaditos (Greenwich Village, Bleeker Street between Sullivan & Mac Dougal Streets)

Favorite Better Eat

  • 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.

And when someone else is paying:

  • Daniel (60 East 60th Street)
  • Gotham Bar and Grill (12 East 12th Street)
  • Union Square Café (21 East 16th Street)

Favorite Shopping Destinations

  • UNIQLO (various locations)
  • Strand Bookstore – Broadway and 12th Street
  • Converse.com? Is there anything cooler than designing your own chucks?
  • Rituals (Lafayette and Spring) and Sabon (various locations) For keeping your skin soft and smelling great!
  • Paragon (Broadway and East 18th Street) For all sporting goods.

Favorite NYC Neighborhood

  • East Village

Favorite Weekend Plans

  • Long Beach, Long Island

Martin Slavens, Admissions Coordinator and Enrollment Specialist

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

Megan Smiley, Director

Favorite Cheap Eat

  • Hale and Hearty (multiple locations)
  • Pequeña (86 S Portland Avenue, Fort Greene)

Favorite Better Eat

  • The Spotted Pig (314 W 11th Street at Greenwich Street) An old English pub with lots of character.
  • Westville (multiple locations) Get any sandwich on their Portuguese muffins.
  • Lulu & Po (154 Carlton Avenue, Fort Greene)

Favorite Shopping Destination

  • Zara (multiple locations)
  • Karen Millen (114 Prince Street, between Greene St. and Wooster St.)

Favorite NYC Neighborhood

  • Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Favorite Weekend Plans

  • The Bowery (6 Delancey St., between Chrystie St. and Bowery)
  • Williamsburg Music Hall (66 North 6th Street, between Kent and Wythe Ave.)
  • Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St) The small stage is free!
  • Walk the High Line (along the west side from the Meatpacking District to W 34th Street)