Scholarly and Professional Programming

The Stein Center for Law and Ethics promotes critical thinking and analysis of legal ethics and the legal profession by hosting and sponsoring colloquia, conferences and CLE programs, encouraging the open exchange of ideas among academics and practitioners and supporting scholarship.


Find out more about the International Legal Ethics Conference, which the Stein Center hosted at Fordham Law School on July 14-16, 2016.

More Information about ILEC

Fordham Law Review Ethics Colloquium

Find out more about the October 27, 2017 Stein Center/Fordham Law Review ethics colloquium, Access to Justice and the Legal Profession in an Era of Contracting Civil Liability.


Access to Justice and the Legal Profession in an Era of Contracting Civil Liability

Academic, Professional and CLE programs

I. Current Ethics Issues in Corporate Representation III: Protecting the Attorney-Client Relationship

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm
Moot Court Room • Cardozo School of Law 
• 55 5th Avenue


Bruce Green, Louis Stein Chair, Fordham Law School
Nicole Hyland, Partner, Litigation Group and Professional Responsibility Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz 
Mike Stone, Director of Compliance, Heyman Center at Cardozo Law School 
Harry Weiss, Partner and Chair, Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group, WilmerHale

2 CLE ethics credits available at the conclusion of the program.  For more information and to register to attend:

II. Legal Ethics CLE: Working with Non-Lawyer Professionals in Public Interest Settings

This two-credit program, offered to satisfy the legal ethics CLE requirement, will address ethics issues encountered by public interest lawyers who collaborate with social workers, medical professionals, community organizers, and other non-lawyer professionals in various practices and settings, including in the representation of children, infirm clients, and older clients.

Confirmed Participants:
Susan Cordaro, Senior Appellate Attorney, The Children's Law Center
Kevin M. Cremin, Director of Litigation for Disability and Aging Rights, MFY Legal Services, Inc.
Randye Retkin, Director and Founder of LegalHealth, a division of the New York Legal Assistance Group
Bruce Green, Louis Stein Chair and Director of the Stein Center for Law and Ethics

Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:30-8:30 pm
Fordham Law School, 150 West 62nd Street

2 CLE ethics credits available at the conclusion of the program.  For more information and to register to attend:

III. Legal Ethics Scholars' Roundtable

The Legal Ethics Scholars' Roundtable was launched in 2012 to provide opportunities for area legal ethics professors to discuss their work in progress.

Please check back at the start of the new year for information on the next Legal Ethics Scholars' Roundtable hosted by Fordham Law School. 


Legal Ethics Schmooze

The Stein Center annually co-sponsors the Criminal Justice Ethics Schmooze, a forum for junior and experienced faculty members to receive feedback on ideas and papers pertaining to ethics and the legal profession.

Specifically, the Schmooze provides a small number of scholars of various levels of experience who write in the area of criminal procedure and legal ethics a chance to consider and discuss emerging topics and ongoing scholarship on criminal procedure and professional conduct relating to prosecutors, defense lawyers and the institutions in which they work. In addition to collegial interchange, the Schmooze promotes future scholarship and provides some ideas about where such scholarship might take us.

The 2015 Criminal Justice Ethics Schmooze took place at Fordham Law School on June 8-9, 2015. 

Participants in the June 2015 Schmooze included: Miriam Baer, Brooklyn Law School • Lara Bazelon, Loyola Law School • Tony Brown, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Central District of CA • Alafair Burke, Hofstra Law • Tucker Carrington, University of Mississippi School of Law • James Coleman, Jr., Duke University School of Law • Russell Gold, NYU School of Law; Bruce Green, Fordham Law School; Janet Hoeffel, Tulane University Law School; Peter Joy, Washington University School of Law • Laurie Levenson, Loyola Law School • Kate Levine, NYU School of Law • Samuel Levine, Touro Law Center • Saira Mohamed, University of California, Berkeley School of Law • Jane Campbell Moriarty, Duquesne University School of Law • Jenny Roberts, American University, Washington College of Law • Rebecca Roiphe, New York Law School • Veronica Root, Notre Dame Law School • Jed Shugerman, Fordham Law School • Kami Chavis Simmons, Wake Forest University School of Law • Abbe Smith, Georgetown Law • Alice Woolley, University of Calgary Faculty of Law • Ellen Yaroshefsky, Cardozo Law.

Participation in the Criminal Justice Ethics Schmooze is by invitation only.  

If you have questions about the Criminal Justice Ethics Schmooze, please email