Meet the Team
Jordana Confino - Director of Professionalism and Special Projects; Adjunct Professor of Law
Faculty page: Jordana Confino
Jordana Alter Confino joined Fordham Law School in summer 2019 as the Director of Professionalism and Special Projects in the Office of Academic Affairs. In that role, Jordana is responsible for overseeing the 1L house system and developing additional programs to promote student wellness and professionalism. Jordana also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Peer Mentoring & Leadership and Positive Lawyering for Peak Performance.
Prior to joining Fordham, Jordana served as the Assistant Director of Academic Counseling, Acting Clerkship Advisor, and a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School. Jordana previously clerked for the Honorable Robert D. Sack on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for the Honorable Paul A. Engelmayer on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Jordana is Vice Chair of the Law Firm/Law School Collaboration Work Group of the National Association for Law Placement's Well-Being Interest Group. She is also an active member of the Law School Assistance Committee of the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the New York City Bar Association’s Mindfulness & Well-Being in Law Committee. Jordana earned a Certification in Applied Positive Psychology from the New York Open Center in 2018.
• Jordana A. Confino, Where Are We on the Path to Law Student Well-Being?: Report on the ABA CoLAP Law Student Assistance Committee Law School Wellness Survey, J. Legal Education
• Jordana A. Confino, The Power of Kindness and Appreciation: Lessons from One Law School’s Experience Building a Gratitude Wall, Thrive Global (Dec. 2, 2019).
• Jordana A. Confino, Reining in Perfectionism, Law Practice Today (Jan. 14, 2019).
• Jordana A. Confino, Burning the Candle at Both Ends Backfires, Law Practice Today (Aug. 15, 2018).
• Fordham Law Newsroom, Jordana Confino Joins Fordham Law School as New Director of Professionalism and Special Projects, Fordham Law News (Sept. 5, 2019).
• Self-Care and Wellness in the New Year, Fordham News (Jan. 15, 2020).
• Peer Mentoring and Leadership
• Yale Law School, J.D.
• Yale University, BA
Linda Sugin - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Law
Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Cameron
Linda Sugin has been on the faculty since 1994 and has taught courses in Federal Taxation, Tax Policy, Nonprofit Organizations, Corporations, Contracts, and Quantitative Methods. Sugin was the 2007 recipient of Fordham Law School’s Teacher of the Year Award. Her scholarly interests focus on issues of distributive justice in taxation and the governance of nonprofit organizations. She is co-author of a textbook for the basic course on federal income taxation, The Individual Tax Base, published by West. Most of her recent scholarship focuses on issues of distributive justice in taxation, including her 2018 articles: “The Social Meaning of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” published the Yale Law Journal Forum and “Competitive Philanthropy: Charitable Naming Rights, Inequality, and Social Norms,” published in the Ohio State Law Journal. Her op-eds have appeared in the New York Times and elsewhere, and she is regularly quoted in the media on issues of nonprofit governance. Sugin spearheaded the law school’s adoption of a required mini-course in Quantitative Methods for Lawyers.
As Associate Dean since 2017, Sugin has been implementing the law school’s strategic plan focusing on the student experience, including developing a variety of programs related to Professionalism and Leadership. In 2018-19, she started a peer-mentorship program for second-year students working with third-year student mentors. In connection with that program, she created and teaches a class for all participating mentors.
Sugin is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School. After law school, she clerked in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals for Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg, practiced tax law at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, and began her academic career as an Acting Assistant Professor in the tax LLM program at NYU Law School. She is a member of the New York bar and the American Law Institute.
• The Social Meaning of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, 2018 Yale L.J.F. 403
• Competitive Philanthropy: Charitable Naming Rights, Inequality, and Social Norms, 79 Ohio State L.J. 122 (2018)
Research and Teaching Areas
• Nonprofits/Charities; Tax–Individual
• Income Taxation
• Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy
• Tax Policy and Distributive Justice
• Harvard, BA
• New York University, JD