Anthony Agolia is the Director of International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham University School of Law, where he manages the day-to-day operations of Fordham Law’s LL.M., M.S.L. and S.J.D. programs. He oversees all graduate student advisement and career planning activities and is responsible for administering a full suite of academic enrichment and career service programming for the graduate student population.
Prior to joining Fordham, Mr. Agolia served most recently as College Dean and Chief Academic Officer of Briarcliffe College. During his time at Briarcliffe, Mr. Agolia taught a wide variety of undergraduate coursework, including Introduction to Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Torts, Corporations, Critical Thinking and Introduction to Philosophy, among many others. Mr. Agolia oversaw the development of the College's Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies, which launched in 2013.
Mr. Agolia graduated from the Honors Program at James Madison University with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, and earned a J.D. from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. He is a member of the New York bar and has experience in the areas of corporate law, real estate and immigration law. Although he is no longer practicing law full-time, he maintains a small pro bono practice specializing in representing clients in Special Immigrant Juvenile proceedings.
Mr. Agolia serves on SUNY Farmingdale's Criminal Justice Advisory Board and Kaplan University's School of Legal Studies Advisory Board, and advises institutions on the development of new undergraduate Legal Studies programs.
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John Terry Dundon, Co-Director
John Terry Dundon is Co-Director of the Legal English Institute at Fordham Law School. He is a graduate student in Applied Linguistics at Columbia University Teachers College, where he also received his Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Mr. Dundon specializes in the instruction of professional and vocational English, and he has previously taught at the City University of New York and Westchester Community College, as well as in several locations in South Asia. Mr. Dundon presented "Teaching Legal English Vocabulary Through 'Content Bundles'" at the American Language Program’s Winter 2018 Conference on Vocabulary Learning & Teaching. He is an active student of several foreign languages, including French, Farsi, and Tajik, and he has travel experience in more than 80 countries.
Prior to his teaching career, Mr. Dundon practiced as an attorney at the law firms of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; his practice at all three firms focused on private equity fund formation and management. Mr. Dundon also served as a judicial law clerk on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and he maintains active bar admission in New York, the District of Columbia, and California. Mr. Dundon graduated with High Honors from the George Washington University Law School, and he received his B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Toni Jaeger-Fine, Co-Director
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Gary Kaufman has been practicing in the area of Criminal Defense since graduating from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2006. Gary spent his first seven years of practice working as a public defense attorney in Orlando, Florida, Staten Island, New York, and at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem in Manhattan. In 2013, Gary began the Law Office of Gary Kaufman, PLLC, where he represents clients facing a wide variety of criminal charges in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey. Gary also represents students facing discipline at the high school and collegiate levels. Gary has tried dozens of cases and is a skilled advocate both in and out of the courtroom. Gary has received training at the National Criminal Defense College and has taught Continuing Legal Education classes on New York Criminal Law Practice 101, Arraignment Advocacy, Drunk Driving Defense, Grand Jury Practice, and Judicial Diversion for Narcotics Felonies. Gary has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and a top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Attorney in New York by the National Trial Lawyers. Gary is active in the New York City Bar Association serving as a member of the Criminal Courts Committee and as the Chair of the Small Law Firm Committee.
Rodrigo Sadi practices in the area of U.S. and international corporate law, representing clients predominantly based in Brazil, including manufacturers, banks, financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, and high net worth individuals in their activities worldwide. He also has extensive experience in M&A transactions and drafting commercial agreements between private companies, in particular with regard to cross-border transactions between companies in the U.S. and Brazil. Admitted to practice in New York and Brazil, Mr. Sadi is fluent in Portuguese and English and can speak some Spanish.
Mr. Sadi holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and is a 2012 graduate of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.