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Fordham’s Black Law Students Association Celebrates 11 “Trailblazers” in the Legal Profession

Fordham’s Black Law Students Association Celebrates 11 “Trailblazers” in the Legal Profession

Fordham Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) honored 10 alumni and the dean of the Law School, Matthew Diller, as “trailblazers” who have transformed the legal profession for Black lawyers …

Are You Ready to Support Fordham Law and #RaiseTheBar on Giving Day?

Are You Ready to Support Fordham Law and #RaiseTheBar on Giving Day?

Every year, members of the Fordham Law community come together on Giving Day to pledge their philanthropic support for the Law School. This year’s 24-hour fundraising marathon will be held …

Billions Co-Creator Brian Koppelman ’95 Shares How Fordham Law Influenced His Career

Billions Co-Creator Brian Koppelman ’95 Shares How Fordham Law Influenced His Career

Before he became famous for being the co-creator of the hit Showtime hit Billions, Brian Koppelman ’95 was an evening student at Fordham Law School. He recently told students in …

Meet the Couples Who Found Love at Fordham Law School

Meet the Couples Who Found Love at Fordham Law School

Tanecia Vasquez ’23 and Ronald Britt II ’23 Married on January 20, 2024 Tanecia and Ronald met in Central Park during a Black Law Students Association event in their first …

David Tanen ’96 Recognized for Commitment to Enhancing the Fordham Law Student Experience

David Tanen ’96 Recognized for Commitment to Enhancing the Fordham Law Student Experience

Though some colleagues call David Tanen ’96 a “driving force” behind critical educational enhancements made to Fordham Law in the last two decades, he humbly disagrees. “I’m just the gas …

At Networking Event, Students Explore Diversity Initiatives Offered By Employers

At Networking Event, Students Explore Diversity Initiatives Offered By Employers

Attorneys, recruiters, and diversity professionals—including alums who graduated from Fordham Law School in the last three decades—highlighted the programs that their organizations are offering to support diversity and inclusion within …

Judge Felipe N. Torres ’26 Honored for His Trailblazing Career as a Lawyer, Legislator, and Jurist

Judge Felipe N. Torres ’26 Honored for His Trailblazing Career as a Lawyer, Legislator, and Jurist

A pathbreaking Afro-Latino leader and legal trailblazer, the late Judge Felipe N. Torres ’26 was remembered by his granddaughter Judge Analisa Torres as “a democratizing force in New York” who …

A Familial Responsibility: FLAA Board Members Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler ’76 (Ret.) and Jill Heitler Blomberg ’97 Share a Dedication to Giving Back

A Familial Responsibility: FLAA Board Members Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler ’76 (Ret.) and Jill Heitler Blomberg ’97 Share a Dedication to Giving Back

For the Heitler family, giving back to Fordham Law School is a family affair. Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler ’76, a former justice of the New York State Supreme Court, taught …

Chris Torrente ’00 and Jill Torrente, GSS ’19 Found Initiative to Support Law Students With Differences

Chris Torrente ’00 and Jill Torrente, GSS ’19 Found Initiative to Support Law Students With Differences

Giving back to the Law School is nothing new for the Torrente family. Chris Torrente ’00, a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis in New York City, has long been …

Melinda Baglio ’09 Recognized as a Changemaker in the Clean Energy Field

Melinda Baglio ’09 Recognized as a Changemaker in the Clean Energy Field

As chief investment officer and general counsel at the solar storage investor CleanCapital, Melinda Baglio ’09 has dedicated her career to climate action and empowering women in the field of …

Latine Heritage Month 2023: Alumni Spotlight

Latine Heritage Month 2023: Alumni Spotlight

As Fordham Law School celebrates Latine Heritage Month, we recognize four outstanding Fordham Law alumni who continue to lead and pave the way for the next generation of legal professionals. …

At Orientation, Incoming Students Begin Their Law School Journeys

At Orientation, Incoming Students Begin Their Law School Journeys

The Fordham Law School building buzzed with activity once again as the newest class of students met one another and Law School leaders during orientation this month. More than 550 …

Newest REAL Scholars Get Sneak Peek of Law School Life during Pre-Orientation Programming

Newest REAL Scholars Get Sneak Peek of Law School Life during Pre-Orientation Programming

Ahead of the new academic year, 25 students from the incoming 1L class joined the Law School’s Realizing Excellence and Access in the Law (REAL) Scholars program. Made possible through …

Where Did Fordham Law Students and Alumni Spend Their Summer?

Where Did Fordham Law Students and Alumni Spend Their Summer?

Fordham Law students and alumni traveled all over the globe this summer—from right here in New York City, to Seoul, and Paris. We caught up with some of them to …

Joseph Laroski ’97 Nominated to the U.S. Court of International Trade

Joseph Laroski ’97 Nominated to the U.S. Court of International Trade

On June 28, President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Joseph Laroski ’97 to the U.S. Court of International Trade. Laroski has been a partner at Schagrin Associates since 2021. …

Sarah Seo ’23 Selected as Inaugural NAACP Legal Defense Fund Policy Fellow

Sarah Seo ’23 Selected as Inaugural NAACP Legal Defense Fund Policy Fellow

Sarah Seo ’23 has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Policy Fellowship. Seo will be joining the Legal Defense Fund (LDF)’s New …

Razeen Zaman ’16 Receives Defender of the Dream Award at 7th Annual Feerick Center FriendRaiser

Razeen Zaman ’16 Receives Defender of the Dream Award at 7th Annual Feerick Center FriendRaiser

Razeen Zaman ’16 was honored with the Feerick Center for Social Justice’s Defender of the Dream Award at the Center’s 7th Annual Friendraiser on April 24. At the time, Zaman …

2023 Alumni Reunion Returns to Fordham Law School

2023 Alumni Reunion Returns to Fordham Law School

Approximately 300 alumni reconnected with one another last month to celebrate one of the Law School’s beloved traditions—class reunion. Held April 20 at Fordham Law School, the reunion celebrated 10 …

National Law Journal: Hon. Robert Kirsch ’91 Confirmed to U.S. District Court of New Jersey

National Law Journal: Hon. Robert Kirsch ’91 Confirmed to U.S. District Court of New Jersey

On Tuesday, May 2, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Robert Kirsch ’91 to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The former Union Country Superior Court Judge …

Judicial Center Celebrates Fordham Law Women Alumnae in the Judiciary

Judicial Center Celebrates Fordham Law Women Alumnae in the Judiciary

On March 28, the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC) in collaboration with Fordham Law Alumni Association and Fordham Law Women during Women’s History Month hosted a panel discussion …

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