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Ahead of Early Interview Week, Fordham Law Alumni Advise Students, Bolster Confidence

Ahead of Early Interview Week, Fordham Law Alumni Advise Students, Bolster Confidence

Hundreds of Fordham Law students will participate in Early Interview Week this July, meeting and interviewing with attorneys from law firms in the hopes of landing a summer associate position …

New Tech Externship Gives Students Hands-On Experience in Data Privacy Issues

New Tech Externship Gives Students Hands-On Experience in Data Privacy Issues

This semester, eight Fordham Law students had the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the dynamic field of data privacy law and regulations. The new externship program is a partnership …

Fordham Law’s Annual PIRC Awards Recognize Contributions to Public Service

Fordham Law’s Annual PIRC Awards Recognize Contributions to Public Service

Dean Matthew Diller and alumnus Richard Saenz ’10, who has advocated for trangender people and incarcerated individuals with HIV, were honored for their dedication to public service at the 33rd …

Scholarship Founder George Olsen ’85 Honored by Fordham Law School for “Opening Doors” for Students

Scholarship Founder George Olsen ’85 Honored by Fordham Law School for “Opening Doors” for Students

George Olsen ’85 didn’t begin his legal education until his late 30s. His Fordham Law education became the launching pad for a successful career in real estate, instilling in him …

Thanina Haddadi, LL.M. ’24 and Julia Tedesco ’23 Celebrated as Emerging Leaders in Immigrant Justice Advocacy

Thanina Haddadi, LL.M. ’24 and Julia Tedesco ’23 Celebrated as Emerging Leaders in Immigrant Justice Advocacy

Thanina (Nina) Haddadi, LL.M. ’24 and Julia K. Tedesco ’23 were each honored with the Feerick Center for Social Justice’s Defender of the Dream Awards at the Center’s 8th Annual …

National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner Jessica Berman ’02 Named Fordham Law School’s 2024 Diploma Ceremony Speaker

National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner Jessica Berman ’02 Named Fordham Law School’s 2024 Diploma Ceremony Speaker

Fordham Law School is proud to announce that Jessica Berman ’02, commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), will serve as the graduation speaker at Fordham Law School’s 117th …

Ruth Whitehead Whaley ’24: Woman of Firsts

Ruth Whitehead Whaley ’24: Woman of Firsts

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Fordham Law is honoring trailblazing graduates who broke barriers and changed the legal profession.  Ruth Whitehead Whaley ’24 was the first Black woman to …

Eunice Carter ’32: Fearless Juggernaut

Eunice Carter ’32: Fearless Juggernaut

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Fordham Law is honoring trailblazing graduates who broke barriers and changed the legal profession.  Eunice Carter ’32 was the first Black woman assistant district …

Eric Grossman ’93 Awarded Medal of Achievement at 75th Fordham Law Annual Luncheon

Eric Grossman ’93 Awarded Medal of Achievement at 75th Fordham Law Annual Luncheon

Approximately 720 members of the Fordham Law community gathered on March 1 for the 75th Fordham Law Annual Luncheon, raising $465,000 for the Law School and celebrating the achievements of …

Frances Berko ’44: Pioneering Disability Rights Leader

Frances Berko ’44: Pioneering Disability Rights Leader

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Fordham Law is honoring trailblazing graduates who broke barriers and changed the legal profession.  Frances Berko ’44 was a pioneer in disability rights who served as …

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 …