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Stein Center Events

2020 Upcoming Events

October 9, 2020:

Colloquium on The Judicial Role in Professional Regulation via ZOOM
The papers presented at this colloquium will be published in a Spring 2021 issue of the Fordham Law Review.

For information, please email

November 6, 2020:

Symposium on Mental Health and the Legal Profession at 11:00 am via ZOOM

Lawyers’ mental health –  their emotional, psychological, and social well-being – influences how lawyers think, feel, act, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.  Increasingly, the legal professional has addressed lawyers’ mental health and directed initiatives at lawyers’ substance abuse and other disorders. Presenters, including judges, law school professors, scholars and administrators, will focus on how lawyers’ mental health is affected by the interplay between legal practice and contemporary societal stresses – in particular, the Covid-19 pandemic, racial violence and discrimination, and political polarization.

Register here: Mental Health and the Legal Profession Symposium on 11-6-2020

Previous Events

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, cosponsored 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.