Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships

Launched in 2019, the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships has two intertwined mandates:

  • Judicial Events: To develop innovative ways to engage members of the judiciary in the life of the School; and
  • Clerkship Support: To strengthen and build upon our clerkship successes by enhancing the existing clerkship support for our students and alumni.

Center Leadership

  • Research and Teaching Areas

    Employment; Legislation; Unions; Congress

    Bio

    James Brudney joined the Fordham faculty after nineteen years at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he was Newton D. Baker-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law. Following graduation from law school, Professor Brudney clerked for the Honorable Gerhard A. Gesell of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. and then for Justice Harry A Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court. He was associated for four years with the firm of Bredhoff and Kaiser in Washington, representing individuals and unions in constitutional and statutory matters.

    Professor Brudney served for six years as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Labor. He has been Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown Law Center and Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. At Fordham, Professor Brudney principally teaches Labor Law, Employment Law, and Legislation and Regulation. His scholarly writing is in the areas of workplace law and statutory interpretation.

    Professor Brudney is co-chair of the Public Review Board for the United Auto Workers International Union, and is a member of the Committee of Experts of the International Labor Organization. He received a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to do research and lecturing at Oxford University in the Fall of 2000. In 2008, he received an Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Ohio State University. In 2014, he was selected as Professor of the Year by Fordham Law School Students.

  • Suzanne M. Endrizzi '96 is the Assistant Dean for the Fordham Law Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC). Fordham Law announced the creation of the Center in April 2019, formally launching it in the fall of 2019.

    Over the past fifteen years, Suzanne led the Law School's Career Planning Center developing the strategic vision and direction for the department, crafting an innovative and comprehensive marketing strategy to deepen and expand the employer base, representing the department externally through employer outreach and presentations, and launching a series of initiatives to enhance support for the professional development of our JD students and alumni. Previously, Suzanne was a legal search consultant working with Fortune 500 in-house legal departments to identify and recruit talent. She also practiced corporate law at Brown & Wood (now Sidley LLP) and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Suzanne is a graduate of Law School and Villanova University, College of Commerce & Finance.

    Suzanne is a member of NALP and the NYC Bar Association.

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Judicial Events

Members of the Judiciary

We look forward to interacting with you. If you are in the New York area or visiting, we would love to welcome you to the law school to engage with our community through discussions with our students, faculty, and/or alumni. Check out our upcoming events.

Please contact us to discuss possible collaboration with the Fordham Law CJEC.

As we begin to develop the Center, we also welcome your input. Contact us at [email protected]

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Clerkships

Fordham Law students/alumni seeking clerkship application support

Visit the “Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkship” webpage. Access it by logging onto Fordham LawNET, choose My Sites and then select the link “CJEC Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkship”.

Questions? Email the [email protected]

Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships News

Judicial Center Welcomes Commercial Division Judges for 5th Annual View from Chambers Series

Judicial Center Welcomes Commercial Division Judges for 5th Annual View from Chambers Series

From adjudicating commercial mortgage foreclosures and breaches of fiduciary duty, to high-stakes disputes involving crypto and the improper interference of exclusive merchandising agreements, judges of the Commercial Division of the …

Judge Eileen Bransten ’79 Celebrated for Her Landmark Contributions to the New York State Judiciary 

Judge Eileen Bransten ’79 Celebrated for Her Landmark Contributions to the New York State Judiciary 

Judge Eileen Bransten ’79, a justice on the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, was a pathbreaking leader on the bench and mentor who …

Federal Judge Hector Gonzalez Reflects on His Journey to the Bench as a First-Generation Jurist

Federal Judge Hector Gonzalez Reflects on His Journey to the Bench as a First-Generation Jurist

Reflecting on his career as a lawyer, prosecutor, and jurist, Judge Hector Gonzalez believes that his lifelong dedication to public service is rooted in his experience as an immigrant. “From …

Judicial Center Names 2023-2024 Peer Clerkship Council

Judicial Center Names 2023-2024 Peer Clerkship Council

The Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC) has named its 2023–2024 Peer Clerkship Council (PCC), a leadership cohort of six members of the J.D. Class of 2024 who worked …

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 …

Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery Presents 20th Annual DeStefano Lecture

Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery Presents 20th Annual DeStefano Lecture

On March 6, the Corporate Law Center welcomed the Honorable Kathaleen St. J. McCormick, Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, to campus to present the 20th Annual Albert A. …

Judicial Center Hosts its 2023 Judicial Day in Residence featuring Judges from the Southern District of New York

Judicial Center Hosts its 2023 Judicial Day in Residence featuring Judges from the Southern District of New York

For the first time since the pandemic, the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships hosted its Judicial Day in Residence program. On March 1, the CJEC welcomed 11 judges from …

Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships Welcomes Circuit Judge Bernice B. Donald (Ret.) for its 2023 Distinguished Jurist in Residence Lecture

Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships Welcomes Circuit Judge Bernice B. Donald (Ret.) for its 2023 Distinguished Jurist in Residence Lecture

On Feb. 15, the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC) welcomed the Hon. Bernice B. Donald (Ret.) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to Fordham …

New York Law Journal: US Senate Confirms Justice Maria Araújo Kahn ’89 to Second Circuit

New York Law Journal: US Senate Confirms Justice Maria Araújo Kahn ’89 to Second Circuit

The U.S. Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Justice Maria Araújo Kahn ’89 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Kahn is currently an associate justice …

Judge Robert Kirsch ’91 Nominated to the U.S. District Court for New Jersey

Judge Robert Kirsch ’91 Nominated to the U.S. District Court for New Jersey

On December 21, President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Judge Robert Kirsch ’91 to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Judge Kirsch has served as …

Judicial Center Welcomes Bankruptcy Court Judges for 4th Annual View from Chambers Series

Judicial Center Welcomes Bankruptcy Court Judges for 4th Annual View from Chambers Series

On Nov. 2, the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC) hosted a View from Chambers  focusing on federal bankruptcy court. The View from Chambers series is part of the …

Judicial Center Welcomes Judge Zahid Quraishi as its 2022-2023 “First to the Bench” Speaker

Judicial Center Welcomes Judge Zahid Quraishi as its 2022-2023 “First to the Bench” Speaker

On Oct. 26, the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC) welcomed Judge Zahid N. Quraishi of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey as its speaker …

New York Court of Appeals Associate Judge Madeline Singas ’91 Reflects on Her Ascent to the Bench

New York Court of Appeals Associate Judge Madeline Singas ’91 Reflects on Her Ascent to the Bench

On Sept. 29, the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC), the Office of the Dean, and the Fordham Law Alumni Association (FLAA) welcomed New York Court of Appeals Associate …

Judicial Center Names 2022-2023 Peer Clerkship Council

Judicial Center Names 2022-2023 Peer Clerkship Council

​​The Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC) has named its 2022–2023 Peer Clerkship Council (PCC), composed of nine members of the J.D. Class of 2023 who worked closely with …

Professor James Brudney Appointed Faculty Director for the CJEC

Professor James Brudney Appointed Faculty Director for the CJEC

Professor James Brudney has been appointed faculty director of Fordham Law’s Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC), succeeding Professor Daniel Capra, who served as the founding Faculty Director for …

President Biden Nominates State Supreme Court Justice Maria A. Kahn ’89 to the Second Circuit

President Biden Nominates State Supreme Court Justice Maria A. Kahn ’89 to the Second Circuit

President Joe Biden announced on July 29 the nominations of eight new federal judicial nominees and his intent to nominate a ninth federal judicial nominee, including Justice Maria Araújo Kahn …

CJEC Peer Clerkship Council Expands Programming and Initiatives to Strengthen Clerkships-Oriented Culture

CJEC Peer Clerkship Council Expands Programming and Initiatives to Strengthen Clerkships-Oriented Culture

At the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC) launched a student leadership initiative—the Peer Clerkship Council (PCC). The development of this vehicle …

Judicial Center Welcomes Judges for 3rd Annual View from Chambers Series

Judicial Center Welcomes Judges for 3rd Annual View from Chambers Series

This spring semester, the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC) hosted five distinguished members of the state and federal judiciary through its annual View from Chambers series. The series …

Circuit Judge Stephen Higginson Visits Fordham Law as Jurist in Residence

Circuit Judge Stephen Higginson Visits Fordham Law as Jurist in Residence

The Center for Judicial Events and Clerkships (CJEC) welcomed U.S. Circuit Court Judge Stephen Higginson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to Fordham Law as its …

Pfizer General Counsel Doug Lankler Discusses Ethical Leadership Amid a Pandemic

Pfizer General Counsel Doug Lankler Discusses Ethical Leadership Amid a Pandemic

On March 10 the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships (CJEC) and the Fordham Corporate Law Center welcomed Doug Lankler, executive vice president and general counsel of Pfizer, for a …