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Atinuke “Tinu” Adediran, John R. Brooks, Ilene Strauss, and Julie  Chi-hye Suk
Bright Minds
Fordham Law School Welcomes New Professors
Atinuke “Tinu” Adediran, John R. Brooks, Ilene Strauss, and Julie Chi-hye Suk are joining the full-time faculty.
Joseph Landau and Clare Huntington
New Leadership
Professors Joseph Landau and Clare Huntington Join Senior Administration
Landau, an expert in the fields of civil and constitutional procedure, succeeds Linda Sugin as associate dean for academic affairs, while Huntington, an expert in the fields of family law and poverty law, is filling the new position of associate dean for strategic initiatives.
Maria Marcus
End of an Era
Professor Maria Marcus Retires as Moot Board Moderator
Former students gave Marcus, who retired from the faculty in 2011, a heartfelt send-off after more than four decades advising the Moot Court Board.
Rebecca Kysar
Our Woman in Washington
Professor Rebecca Kysar Joins Biden Administration
Kysar was named counselor to the assistant secretary of tax policy in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she is focused on engagement with multilateral international tax affairs, as well as development and implementation of domestic tax policies.
Tatiana Hyman
Making History
Law Review Elects First Black Editor-in-Chief
Tatiana Hyman ’22 is the first Black student to ever hold the position of editor-in-chief in the history of the Fordham Law Review, which has been published continuously since 1935.
NYC Mayoral Candidates Forum
Fordham Hosts NYC Mayoral Candidates Forum
This live-streamed virtual forum focused on issues of access to justice, highlighting the consequences of the pandemic and the significant challenges New Yorkers currently face—including evictions, increased debt, mental health and emotional strain, and the city’s overburdened courts.
Deborah A. Batts standing in front of an American flag
Cameron Porter ’23 and Lamar Smith ’23
Legal Legend
New Scholarship Honors the Late Judge Deborah A. Batts
Cameron Porter ’23 and Lamar Smith ’23 were named the first Deborah A. Batts Scholars. The scholarship provides funding for the students to work closely with the Center on Race, Law and Justice on original research and analysis of core civil rights and social justice issues.
Rep. Jamie Raskin
Rep. Jamie Raskin Talks Prosecuting Trump
The lead House impeachment manager spoke with Fordham Law students and faculty about what it was like to prosecute the president.
Elizabeth Marley ’21, Kelly O’Connor ’21, and Bayron Flores Tapia ’21
Students Argue Compassionate Release Motion in Federal Court
Due to the pandemic, Federal Litigation Clinic students Elizabeth Marley ’21, Kelly O’Connor ’21, and Bayron Flores Tapia ’21 made their case by telephone.
Illustration of a diverse group
Fostering Dialogue
Spring Orientation Focuses on Anti-Racism
This year’s spring orientation program for first-year students focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the legal profession.
Fordham Law Firm Management Program
Fordham Kicks Off Law Firm Management Program
The Structural Issues in Law Firm Management, a partnership with the Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho, attracted more than 160 participants from the U.S. and around the world.
#Hashtag Activism
Law and Tech
McGannon Center Awards 2021 Book Prize to #Hashtag Activism
Authors Sarah J. Jackson, Moya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles were honored for their exploration of how marginalized groups use Twitter to advance counter-narratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent.
The Constitution of the United States overlaying the United States
Democracy and the Constitution Clinic Outlines Reforms
Aas President Biden took office, Fordham Law’s Democracy Clinic released five new policy reports advancing non-partisan recommendations aimed at bolstering the nation’s institutions and its democracy.
Federal Judge Christine Arguell
The Bench
Judicial Center Welcomes Trailblazing Federal Judge Christine Arguello
Judge Arguello, the first Hispanic U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Colorado, spoke at the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships’ second annual First to the Bench event.
Jennifer Jones Austin ’93
Jennifer Jones Austin ’93 Honored by Black Law Students Association
Jones Austin, CEO of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, was presented with the inaugural Eunice Carter Award at a virtual event recognizing 15 Black alumni for their extraordinary achievements in private practice, government, and corporate legal departments.
Pipeline Program
Expanding Opportunity
Kirkland & Ellis Supports Pipeline Program
The law firm is the lead sponsor of the Increasing Diversity in Education and the Law (IDEAL) program, which identifies motivated and talented underrepresented students in the New York City area and introduces them to the legal profession.
Rule of Law Clinic
New Clinic Explores Island of Ireland’s Future
Students in the new Rule of Law Clinic are focused on the legal and political issues related to Northern Ireland’s future, post Brexit.