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Constantine N. Katsoris

Fordham Law Professor Constantine Katsoris

Wilkinson Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae
Telephone: 212-636-6830
Office: Room 8-128
Hours: By Appointment Only

Faculty Assistant: Joseph Nolfo

Research and Teaching Areas

Estates/Trusts/Wills; Arbitration; Securities; Accounting; Income and Estate Taxation


  • Private practice at Cahill, Gordon, Reindel & Ohl, NYC, 1958-64.
  • Legal Aid Society Volunteer, 1960-61
  • Pro Bono Appointments to represent indigent defendant in criminal mass conspiracy case for jury trial and appeals: 60 Cr. 436 (SDNY March/July 1962); 319 F 2nd 916 (2nd Cir 1963) Cert. denied 375 US 940 (1963)
  • Consultant, New York Commission on Estates, 1964-67
  • Member of School Board of St. Spyridon G.O. Parochial School (1973-87); Chairman (1981-87)
  • Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award 1999
  • Inducted Into Xavier High School Hall of Fame (2008)
  • Recipient of Fordham University Bene Merenti Medals (1985) and (2004);
  • Students' Medal of Achievement (1992)
  • Public Interest Center's Award (1993)
  • Alumni Medal of Achievement (1995)
  • Dean's Medal of Achievement (1999)
  • Urban Law Journal’s Louis J. Lefkowitz Award (2003)
  • Fordham Law Review Association, President 1963-64
  • Director, Fordham Law Alumni Association, 1972-present
  • Public Member of Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration, (1977-2012); Chair (2003-2012); Emeritus Public Member (2013 to Present).
  • Arbitrator at New York Stock Exchange 1971-present, and National Association of Securities Dealers, 1968-present
  • Arbitrator Trainer at NASD and NYSE, 1994-present
  • Mediator and Mediation Trainer at NASD and NYSE since 1997
  • Private Judge, Duke Law School's Private Adjudication Center, 1989-present
  • Awarded George J. Mitchell Lifetime Public Service Award (2014)
  • Awarded Gov. Malcom Wilson Distinguished Alumnus Award (2015)
  • Awarded Fordham Law Review Leonard F. Manning Achievement Award (2017)


  • Fordham, BS, 1953, JD, 1957
  • New York University, LLM, 1963