International Programs Staff

Meet the International Programs Staff

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The office closes for a variety of holidays. For more information, please consult the Law School calendar

Please note that the office will be closed most Fridays during the Summer.

Get in touch by phone: +1 212-636-7702

  • Anthony Agolia is the Senior Director of International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham University School of Law, where he oversees all aspects of Fordham Law’s LL.M., M.S.L. and S.J.D. programs.  In this role, Anthony focuses on student advisement, career planning and job search strategies, and graduate study program development initiatives.  

    Prior to joining Fordham in September 2016, Anthony served most recently as College Dean and Chief Academic Officer of Briarcliffe College, where he also has held the positions of Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies.  Prior to joining Briarciffe, Anthony practiced corporate, real estate and immigration law.  He still has a pro bono practice specializing in representing clients in Special Immigrant Juvenile proceedings. 

    Anthony is a member of the New York bar and holds degrees from James Madison University and Cardozo School of Law.

  • Cecilia Caldeira is the Assistant Dean of International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham Law School. Previously she worked at Brooklyn Law School, where she served as director of international programs. She also taught Fundamentals of American Law for foreign-trained lawyers in the LL.M. program as an adjunct professor. In her role as director of international programs, Ms. Caldeira helped oversee all aspects associated with non-J.D. programs—including recruiting, advising and enrolling students—and fostered academic relationships and agreements with international institutions.

    Previously, Ms. Caldeira led the international and graduate programs at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, where she also taught introductory courses in U.S legal research and writing and the American legal system. She co-created the Pace Pre-Law Certificate Program, a comprehensive certificate program for aspiring lawyers that launched in 2018. Originally from Brazil, Caldeira grew up in Westchester County, New York, and speaks several languages, including Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. She received her M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business, a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, and a B.A. in economics and English from Bryn Mawr College.

  • Bernard Daraz is the Director of International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham University School of Law. Bernard oversees the Office’s certificate and executive education programs, which have expanded to encompass both in-person and online offerings. Of these, he co-directs the Academy for Advancement of Women in Law, the Legal English Institute, the Pre-Law Institute, and the Summer Institute. He also manages Fordham Law’s partnerships with foreign institutions, including semester abroad and double-degree programs for J.D. students.

    Bernard joined the Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs in 2013 as an administrative assistant and served as associate director from 2018-2022. He has also previously held positions at Fordham University in the Office of Summer Session, the Gabelli School of Business, and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    Bernard received his B.A. in English cum laude from Fairfield University and an M.A. in English literature from Fordham University. He was awarded a doctorate in education (Ed.D.) in educational leadership, administration, and policy from Fordham’s Graduate School of Education in 2023, where his research focused on academic advising strategies for international students.

  • Toni Jaeger-Fine is senior counselor at Fordham Law School where previously she was an assistant dean for more than 16 years. She is the recipient of the Dean’s Medal of Recognition, the highest honor that can be awarded by the Dean of Fordham Law School. She is the author of numerous articles on a wide range of topics published in the United States and abroad, as well as several books, including Becoming a Lawyer: Discovering and Defining Your Professional Persona (West Academic). Ms. Jaeger-Fine is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Binghamton University and a cum laude graduate of Duke Law School. She teaches and lectures widely in the U.S. and around the world.

    Ms. Jaeger-Fine also is principal of Jaeger-Fine Consulting, which provides services to attorneys, law firms, and other organizations.

  • Jenna Pagnotta joined the office in May 2023 as the Associate Director. In her role, she works primarily with the non-degree programs, and supports the office’s social media and marketing strategies. She came from the Fordham undergraduate Career Center, where she counseled students on everything from resume tips to finding the right career path. Prior to joining Fordham, she worked as a college counselor for high school students, after graduating from Boston College with an M.A. degree in Higher Education. She is also a Fordham alum, graduating in 2016 with a degree in Psychology and Marketing.

  • Marty Slavens is the Director of Graduate Admissions in the Office of International and Non-JD Programs. Originally from San Diego County, he has worked and studied in Arcata, CA, Xi'an, China, Urbana, IL, and Bowling Green, OH prior to moving to New York with his partner, Yiju Huang, an Associate Professor in the department of Modern Languages and Literature at Fordham University, and their daughter, Ruru. Marty earned his MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a focus on Mandarin and contemporary Chinese literature. He earned his JD from the University of Illinois, College of Law and is a member (inactive) of the State Bar of California.