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LLM Guide: Should You Use AI Tools to Write LL.M. Personal Statements?

LLM Guide: Should You Use AI Tools to Write LL.M. Personal Statements?

Director of Graduate Admissions, Martin D. Slavens, shares his opinions on the potential pitfalls of using AI tools such as ChatGPT for applicants seeking to maintain authenticity in their narratives. …

Civil Rights Advocate and Author Michelle Alexander Speaks at Third Annual Eunice Carter Lecture

Civil Rights Advocate and Author Michelle Alexander Speaks at Third Annual Eunice Carter Lecture

Acclaimed civil rights lawyer and scholar Michelle Alexander is best known for her groundbreaking book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, which upended existing ideas …

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 …

February 2024: In Memoriam

February 2024: In Memoriam

We mourn the loss of… Ralph Nobile ’55 Robert Dobbin ’59 Gerald Schroth ’60 Edward Stoeber ’60 Gerald Hayes ’68 John J. O’Connor ’72

February 2024: Class Notes

February 2024: Class Notes

James Tolan LAW ’62 was named a Spirit of Kylemore 2024 Honoree. Paul Soden LAW ’68 was sworn in as the 23rd Marco Island Yacht Club Commodore at the annual …

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 …

Bloomberg: Prof. Jeffrey Colon Discusses An Old Tax Loophole Being Used In a New Way

Bloomberg: Prof. Jeffrey Colon Discusses An Old Tax Loophole Being Used In a New Way

Fordham Law Professor Jeffrey Colon is quoted in a Bloomberg article about a fast-growing exchange-traded fund, BOXX, that has come up with a new way to avoid taxes. The fund, …

Meet Afrika Owes ’24

Meet Afrika Owes ’24

Afrika Owes ’24 is a native New Yorker who says she is passionate about using her legal education to be a catalyst for change.  At Fordham Law, she has emerged …

Joseph Landau Named New Fordham Law Dean

Joseph Landau Named New Fordham Law Dean

Joseph “Joe” Landau—the new Dean of Fordham Law School—says he didn’t grow up dreaming of becoming a lawyer. “I loved math, but I also loved debate and everyone said I …

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 Raissa Ebeh ’25

Meet Raissa Ebeh ’25

As president of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) at Fordham Law, Raissa Ebeh ’25 has been active in leading the organization’s programing this year. This includes BLSA’s upcoming Alumni …

SPY: Prof. Susan Scafidi Weighs In on the Legality of Taylor Swift’s Handmade Chiefs Jacket

SPY: Prof. Susan Scafidi Weighs In on the Legality of Taylor Swift’s Handmade Chiefs Jacket

Fordham Law Professor Susan Scafidi, director of Fordham Law’s Fashion Law Institute, gives her thoughts on Taylor Swift’s homemade Chiefs jacket and the National Football League’s approach to merchandising and …

Tallahassee Democrat: Prof. Nestor Davidson Discusses Florida GOP Clamp Down On Blue Cities

Tallahassee Democrat: Prof. Nestor Davidson Discusses Florida GOP Clamp Down On Blue Cities

Fordham Law Professor Nestor Davidson, faculty director of the Urban Law Center, is quoted in an article discussing how Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is targeting politically blue communities by barring …

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 …

U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar Speaks at Levine Lecture Series

U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar Speaks at Levine Lecture Series

Solicitor General of the United States Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar, the fourth-ranking person at the Department of Justice, discussed her professional journey and offered career advice to a packed audience of …

The Wall Street Journal: Prof. Richard Squire Comments on Elon Musk’s Feud With Disney

The Wall Street Journal: Prof. Richard Squire Comments on Elon Musk’s Feud With Disney

Fordham Law Professor Richard Squire, director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center, is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing Elon Musk’s willingness to pay the legal bills for …

Meet Steven W. McFarland ’24

Meet Steven W. McFarland ’24

Steven W. McFarland ’24 said the highlight of his law school experience happened last spring, when he had the chance to meet Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson during a …

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 …

Meet Kevin Jones ’25

Meet Kevin Jones ’25

Kevin Jones ’25 is a member of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Realizing Excellence and Access in the Law (REAL) Scholars program—two groups he says have shaped …

Fordham’s Maria L. Marcus National Moot Court Team Wins 74th Annual National Moot Court Competition

Fordham’s Maria L. Marcus National Moot Court Team Wins 74th Annual National Moot Court Competition

A three-person national Moot Court Team from Fordham Law School has won the 74th Annual National Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the National …