Stein Center Publications, Prizes and Films
Publications and Prizes
The Stein Center collaborates with others to produce a wide variety of resources on legal ethics, access to justice, and other subjects.
The Stein Center has partnered with various Law Journals at Fordham Law School to publish papers from conferences hosted by the Center.
Fordham Law Review Special Ethics Books
- April 1996, Ethical Issues in Representing Older Clients, 62 Fordham L. Rev. No. 5
- March 1996, Ethical Issues in the Legal Representation of Children, 64 Fordham L. Rev. No. 4
- March 1998, The Relevance of Religion to a Lawyer’s Work: An Interfaith Conference, 66 Fordham L. Rev. No. 4
- April 1999, The Delivery of Legal Services to Low-Income Persons: Professional and Ethical Issues, 67 Fordham L. Review No. 5
- December 2000, Telling Stories in School: Using Case Studies to Teach Legal Ethics, 69 Fordham L. Rev. No. 3
- December 2001, Lawyering for the Middle Class, 70 Fordham L. Rev. No. 3
- April 2002, What Does it Mean to Practice Law “In the Interests of Justice” in the Twenty-First Century?, 70 Fordham L. Rev. No. 5
- March 2003, Symposium: The Legal Profession: Looking Backward, 71 Fordham L. Rev. No. 4
- December 2004, Colloquium: Access to Justice, 73 Fordham L. Rev. No. 3
- April 2005, Symposium: Critical Race Lawyering, 73 Fordham L. Rev. No. 5
- December 2006, The Internal Point of View in Law and Ethics, 75 Fordham L. Rev. No. 3
- December 2007, Ethics and Evidence, 76 Fordham L. Rev. No. 3
- March 2009, The Corporate Lawyer’s Role in a Contemporary Democracy, 77 Fordham L. Rev. No. 4
- April 2010, The Economic Downturn and the Legal Profession, 78 Fordham L. Rev. No. 5
- April 2011, Civil Procedure and The Legal Profession, 79 Fordham L. Rev. No. 5
- May 2012, Globalization and the Legal Profession, 80 Fordham L. Rev. No. 6
- May 2013, Lawyering for Groups: Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Everything in Between, 81 Fordham L. Rev. No. 6
- May 2014, The Legal Profession's Monopoly on the Practice of Law, 82 Fordham L. Rev. No. 6
- April 2015, The Challenge of Equity in the Legal Profession: An International and Comparative Perspective, 83 Fordham L. Rev. No. 5
- April 2016, Lawyering in the Regulatory State, 84 Fordham L. Rev. No. 5
- April 2017, Civil Litigation Ethics at a Time of Vanishing Trials, 85 Fordham L. Rev. No. 5
- April 2018, Access to Justice and the Legal Profession in an Era of Contracting Civil Liability, 86 Fordham L. Rev. No. 5
- April 2019, Lawyers in Government Service, 87 Fordham L. Rev. No. 5
- April 2020, Corporate Lawyers, 88 Fordham L. Rev. No. 5
Urban Law Journal
- January 2009, Colloquium: Conditions of Confinement, 36 Fordham Urban L. J. No.1
- February 2010, Access to Justice, 37 Fordham Urban L. J. No. 1
- October 2011, Colloquium: Bob Dylan and the Law, 38 Fordham Urban L. J. No. 5
- May 2012, Articles related to Occupy Wall Street: A Conversation, 39 Fordham Urban L. J. No. 4
- November 2012, Conference: The Law: Business or Profession? The Continuing Relevance of Julius Henry Cohen for the Practice of Law in the Twenty-First Century, 40 Fordham Urban L.J. No. 1
Fordham International Law Journal
The Stein Center has collaborated with the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice on special "Human Rights" publications with the Fordham International Law Journal.
- March 2006, Colloquium: Human Rights in Guantanamo, 30 Fordham Int’l L. J. Vol. 3
- April 2007, Colloquium: The Crisis in Darfur, 31 Fordham Int’l L. J. Vol. 4
- Spring 2008, Colloquium: Human Rights in China, 32 Fordham Int’l L. J. Vol. 3
- January 2012, Human Rights in the Obama Administration, 35 Fordham Int’l L. J. Vol. 2
- December 2017, International Legal Ethics: Evolution of a Field 42 Fordham Int’l L. J. Vol.2
The Mary Daly Prize in Legal Ethics is awarded to the Fordham Law School graduating student who publishes the most significant writing or makes the most significant other contribution relating to lawyers' professional responsibility and/or the legal profession. It was established by the directors of the Stein Center for Law and Ethics in memory of their beloved colleague Mary Daly, who directed the Stein Center in the 1980s and 1990s.
Previous winners of the Mary Daly Prize include:
- 2021: Caitlyn Beauchamp Holuta and Christina John
- 2020: Hannah Silverman
- 2019: Praatika Prasad
- 2018: Immanuel Kim
- 2017: Joshua Liebman
- 2016: Hopi O. Costello, Brandon P. Ruben and Emily A. Vance
- 2015: Naseem Faqihi
- 2014: Jason Tortora
- 2013: Jerry Dickinson and Joanna Zdanys
- 2012: Theodore R. Sangalis
- 2011: Mari Gracie Byrne and Marni Lynn von Wilpert
The Stein Center has participated in the production of three educational films: Revitalizing the Lawyer-Poet: What Lawyers Can Learn from Rock and Roll; Red State, Blue State: Lawyers, Politics and Moral Counseling; and So Goes a Nation: Lawyers & Communities.
A film essay, Revitalizing the Lawyer Poet offers a new vision of the role and responsibilities of lawyers that rejects the dichotomy between altruistic lawyers and self-interested business people. It also challenges lawyers to develop a more compelling understanding of how they can fulfill their duty to the public good through their everyday work and how they can promote access to justice for low and middle income Americans by expanding the role of non-lawyers. Offered as a free resource for law school classes and continuing legal education programs, the film poses these questions: What is professionalism? What are the causes and consequences of the crisis of professionalism? Do lawyers have a public responsibility as intermediaries between the people and the law? Can lawyers make money, have fun, and do good, all at the same time?
The film is inspired by the scholarship of Russell Pearce, the Edward & Marilyn Bellet Chair in Legal Ethics, Morality, and Religion and a co-director of the Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics at Fordham Law School. It is directed by Brian Danitz, Sundance Film Festival featured Director and Cinematographer of Academy and Emmy Award–winning films.
For a free copy of the DVD, please email [email protected].
A film essay on ethics and professionalism, Red State, Blue State brings a fresh viewpoint to the ongoing debate about the role of morality in the practice of law. The film is offered as a free resource for law school classes and continuing legal education programs; it also is available as an online program that is accredited by the New York State CLE Board for experienced attorneys to earn one (1) non-transitional, ethics and professionalism credit hour.
The film poses these questions:
- Should lawyers bring their personal morality into the counseling of clients?
- Why do most lawyers reject moral counseling in favor of amoral partisanship?
- Is our understanding of the lawyer’s role connected to a particular political philosophy?
Featuring interviews with:
- Doug Ammar
- Robin Barnes
- Erwin Chemerinsky
- Lawrence Fox
- Heather MacDonald
- John McGinnis
- Russell Pearce
- Deborah Rhode
- William Simon
- Kenneth Starr
- David Wilkins
The film is inspired by the scholarship of Russell Pearce, the Edward & Marilyn Bellet Chair in Legal Ethics, Morality, and Religion and a co-director of the Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics at Fordham Law School.
Red State, Blue State: Lawyers, Politics and Moral Counseling
A film essay on ethics and professionalism, Red State, Blue State brings a fresh viewpoint to the ongoing debate about the role of morality in the practice of law.
So Goes a Nation: Lawyers and Communities is a documentary film depicting three approaches to working with people in low-income communities produced in 1998 by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and the Stein Center for Law and Ethics, in conjunction with the Fordham Urban Law Journal and as part of the Stein Center’s annual symposium, "Lawyering for Poor Communities in the Twenty-First Century."
Here is the manual that goes along with the film: Community Lawyering: Theory and Practice.