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Stein Center Events

2021 Upcoming Events

October 15, 2021: Annual Colloquium in collaboration with Fordham Law Review to feature a discussion of scholarship that examines the idea that lawyers, in the context of representing clients, may seek to reform, disrupt or subvert aspects of the legal system that they personally regard as unjust. Articles presented at the Colloquium will be published in a spring 2021 edition of the Fordham Law Review.

Previous Events

November 6, 2020: Mental Health and the Legal Profession Symposium. In collaboration with the Center on Neuroscience and the Law, the Center on Race, Law and Justice, and the Fordham Law Review, this day-long symposium featured panel discussions on the mental health challenges facing law students and legal practitioners and the interplay of contemporary societal stresses, in particular the COVID-19 pandemic, racial and gender discrimination, and systemic injustices, concluding with an overview of academic and institutional responses.

October 9, 2020: Colloquium on The Judicial Role in Professional Regulation. The papers presented at this colloquium will be published in a Spring 2021 issue of the Fordham Law Review.

September 9, 2020: Eilene Zimmerman joined the NY Ethics Roundtable to discuss her book, Smacked: A Story of White Collar Ambition, Addiction and Tragedy (Random House 2020), which recounts the tragic story of her former husband, a successful Silicon Valley lawyer, whose battle with anxiety and depression led to a descent into drug abuse, ultimately resulting in his death from an overdose. The Roundtable, co-sponsored by the Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, considered the impacts of the culture of law school and law firm practice on mental wellness, what law schools can teach in ethics and professional responsibility classes to bolster mental wellbeing, and how firms and bar associations can best support lawyers’ experiencing mental health challenges.

February 26, 2020: Maurice Possley, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, discussed his experiences investigating the criminal process, his insights into its deficiencies, and thoughts about reform in connection with his book, Conviction at Any Cost: Prosecutorial Misconduct and the Pursuit of Michael Segal (Segal, 2019).

November 21, 2019: Benjamin H. Barton discussed his book, Fixing Law Schools, From Collapse to the Trump Bump and Beyond (NYU Press, December 2019), which details the challenges faced by American law schools over the past decade.   

October 24, 2019: The Fordham-Stein Prize was awarded to Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General of New York. Click here for event details and here for Stein Prize details.

October 11, 2019: Colloquium on Corporate Lawyers. The papers presented at this colloquium will be published in a special spring 2020 issue of the Fordham Law Review.

June 10–11, 2019: Sixth Annual Criminal Justice Ethics Schmooze, co-sponsored by Brooklyn Law School, Cardozo Law School, Hofstra Law School’s Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, New York Law School’s Institute for Professional Ethics, and Touro Law Center.

May 30–31, 2019: Tenth Annual Prescriptions for Criminal Justice Forensics Conference, presented by the ABA Criminal Justice Section in conjunction with the Stein Center.

April 2019: Fordham Law Review publication of articles from the October 2018 Stein Center colloquium, The Varied Roles, Regulation, and Professional Responsibilities of Government Lawyers (April 2019, Vol. 87 No. 5 available here).

March 12, 2019: Lonnie T. Brown discussed his biography of Ramsey Clark, Defending the Public’s Enemy: The Life and Legacy of Ramsey Clark  Click here for event details.

January 25, 2019: Second Annual Women’s Leadership Institute, co-sponsored by the Feerick Center for Social Justice. Click here for event details.