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Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships

Center for Judicial Engagement and Clerkships

On September 4, 2019, Fordham Law School announced the launch of the Fordham Law Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC) led by Professor Daniel J. Capra as faculty director and Suzanne M. Endrizzi ’96 as assistant dean. The Center has two mandates: 

  • Judicial Events: To host events to develop new and innovative ways to engage members of the judiciary in the life of our School and to maximize coordination among the many events already occurring to strengthen our student life and the reputation of the law school; and
     
  • Clerkships: To strengthen and build upon our clerkship successes by enhancing the existing clerkship support for our students and alumni.  

 

Leadership

Daniel J. Capra (Reed Professor of Law)

Reed Professor of Law

Research and Teaching Areas

Courts–Federal; Criminal Procedure; Discrimination; Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility; Trials/Trial Procedure

Bio

  • Reporter, Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence (1996-present).
  • Principal Draftsman of Rule 502 of the Federal Rules of Evidence, enacted September 2008.
  • Reporter, Judicial Conference Committee on Electronic Case Filing Rules. Drafted Model Rules on electronic case filing.
  • Reporter, Judicial Conference Rules Committee on Electronic Case Filing and Case Management.
  • Reporter, Judicial Conference Subcommittee on Privacy in Court Filings.
  • Reporter, Third Circuit Task Force on Appointment of Counsel in Class Actions. Principal author of Task Force Report, published in 2002.
  • Reporter to Third Circuit Task Force Preparing Model Jury Instructions in Civil Cases, 2004-present; prepared all instructions and Commentary on Employment Discrimination Cases.
  • Drafted Privacy Rules to Comply with the E-Government Act of 2002, for the Judicial Conference of the United States.
  • Chair of Drafting Committee for Evidence Questions, Multistate Bar Examiners.
  • Drafted rules of procedure for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts, 2005.
  • Consultant to Yale Law School's China Law Project, on matters of Evidence law reform in China. Conferred with more than 100 Chinese judges and scholars in Shanghai, to assist them in drafting a code of evidence for the People's Republic (September, 2000).
  • Assisted members of National People's Congress in drafting rules on evidence and criminal procedure (Yale Law School, January, 2001).
  • Consultant to Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure on Local Rules Project.
  • Drafted report for the Judicial Conference on Local Rules and Standing Orders, distributed to all Federal District Courts, 2007.
  • Philip D. Reed Professor of Law. 
  • Chairman of the Committee on Professional Responsibility of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York 1990-93.
  • Chairman of the Federal Legislation Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York City, 1993-96.
  • Private practice, Lord Day & Lord 1977-79.
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane Law School, 1979-81.
  • Columnist, New York Law Journal, 1988-2002.
  • Member, Executive Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1997-2001.
  • Frequent lectures to federal judges on matters of evidence, most recently at the Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference, May, 2009.
  • Invited by the Judicial Conference to make a presentation to all chief judges of the Federal Circuit Courts, on Federal sentencing after United States v. Booker, March 2005; similar presentation to First Circuit Judicial Conference, April 2005.
  • Invited by Chief Judge Scirica to put on a panel presentation on attorney-client privilege, for the Third Circuit Judicial Conference, 2008.
  • Presentation to Sedona Conference on Rule 502, November 2008.
  • Consultant to Criminal Law Committee of the Judicial Conference, assisting the Committee in developing its position on Federal sentencing after United States v. Booker.
  • Visiting Scholar, Marquette Law School, Presentation on Federal Rulemaking, the Supreme Court and Congress, April 2006.
  • At Fordham, since 1981.
  • Voted teacher of the year by Fordham students, 2006.
  • Chair of Fordham's Judicial Clerkship Committee.
  • Consultant, California Law Revision Commission, on proposed changes to the California hearsay rules.
  • Elected to Membership in the American Law Institute, 2008.

Education

  • California (Berkeley), JD 1977
  • Rockhurst, AB 1974

Suzanne M. Endrizzi (Assistant Dean)

Suzanne M. Endrizzi '96 is the Assistant Dean for the Fordham Law Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC). Fordham Law announced the creation of the Center in April 2019, formally launching it in the fall of 2019.   

Over the past fifteen years, Suzanne led the Law School's Career Planning Center developing the strategic vision and direction for the department, crafting an innovative and comprehensive marketing strategy to deepen and expand the employer base, representing the department externally through employer outreach and presentations, and launching a series of initiatives to enhance support for the professional development of our JD students and alumni. Previously, Suzanne was a legal search consultant working with Fortune 500 in-house legal departments to identify and recruit talent.  She also practiced corporate law at Brown & Wood (now Sidley LLP) and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.  Suzanne is a graduate of Law School and Villanova University, College of Commerce & Finance.  

Suzanne is a member of NALP and the NYC Bar Association.  

Judicial Picture

Judicial Events

Members of the Judiciary

We look forward to interacting with you. If you are in the New York area or visiting, we would love to welcome you to the law school to engage with our community through discussions with our students, faculty, and/or alumni.

Please reach out to us to discuss possible collaboration with the Fordham Law CJEC.

As we begin to develop the Center, we also welcome your input. Please email us at CJEC@law.fordham.edu

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Clerkships

Fordham Law Students/Alumni Seeking Clerkship Application Support

Visit the “Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkship” webpage. Access it by logging onto Fordham LawNet and from the Careers tab, choose the “Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkship” box. 

Questions? Email the facultyclerkshipcommittee@law.fordham.edu