Who We
Know Is
Who You’ll

At Fordham Law, our network is deep and wide. People in our sphere make things happen—from judges administering justice, to big law partners advocating for clients; from lawyers crusading for the underserved, to entrepreneurs cultivating businesses. We nurture longterm relationships and support the members of our Fordham family throughout the journey.

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Meet the
Fordham Family
From Academics to Activists and Everything in Between
Because we know many of the most influential professionals, legal and otherwise, from New York City to the far-flung corners of the planet, you will get to know them too. Together you will share ideas, learning opportunities, and job placements, gaining a clear competitive advantage that will sustain you throughout your legal career.
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Youngjae Lee
Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law
“Fordham Law School is a special place. Students and faculty alike think hard and rigorously about some of the most challenging issues facing us as a society and global citizens, but we do not lose sight of the importance of treating one another with warmth and respect. The combination creates a distinctive culture that endures over the years, and everyone is committed to preserving it and protecting it.”
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Mohamed Sidibay
Class of 2021, Global Partnership for Education in Washington, D.C., and an ongoing role as a panelist for the Education Commission in New York
“I wanted to be a lawyer because law is a way to bring about effective change. What I’m hoping to gain from law school is to be able to go back and help my country develop a strong judicial system. Sierra Leone took everything away from me. I want to help make sure that she gives more than she takes from the next generation.”
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Rebecca Kysar
Professor of Law
“Fordham is a top institution with fantastic professors, particularly in the business and tax areas. It’s inspiring to be able to teach tax to people who will be on the cutting edge of the practice. With all the [tax] law’s changes, young lawyers are on a more level playing field with more senior tax lawyers, since the old planning playbook can no longer be followed.”
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Andy Hinton
Class of 1989, Google
“Fordham Law has a great reputation for producing excellent, well-prepared legal professionals. Whether they practice in the courts, in business, or in public service, Fordham lawyers are always ready for the next challenge, and equally important, the next opportunity to innovate and drive the law forward.”
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Sahar Moazami
Class of 2017, UN Program Officer, OutRight Action International
“To make it so that Fordham’s service mission works effectively on the outside, you have to create a strong basis on the inside. That’s why I’ve participated in many of the Law School’s service-oriented initiatives: the Stein Scholars Program, the clinics, the Leitner Center’s Crowley Scholars Program. Fordham encourages its students to engage with the New York community and beyond.”
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Kim Koopersmith
Class of 1984, Chairperson of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
“My path to being a lawyer began with a strong legal education—and I can’t help but note the role of women in my education. I should have appreciated how amazing it was in 1981 that two of my four first-year professors were women. I wish I could do law school again… the gift of practicing law is that you’re doing something incredibly interesting all the time.”
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Michael Moore
Class of 2018, Founder and Agent, Michael Moore Agency
“I run my own theatrical literary agency. It’s a very exciting time in film and television, and on Broadway. With a law degree from Fordham, the opportunities in ‘the business’ expand even further.”
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Matthew Diller
Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law
“People turn to lawyers for help with some of the most difficult and important issues they will face. Fordham helps you develop the creative skills you will need to make a real difference in people’s lives. The law is a service profession, and Fordham Law is a service-oriented school.”
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Akilah Browne
Class of 2019 (Evening), Housing rights advocate, Skadden Fellowship recipient, New Economy Project
“I’m concerned for people in the margins who are not being protected by affordable housing. At Fordham Law, in my work for the Community Economic Development Clinic, I was able to learn a lot in a short time about grassroots, community development advocacy, and nonprofits. I never saw my law degree as a means to make more money. I saw my law degree as a means to advance justice.”
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Hon. Denny Chin
Class of 1978, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School
“I owe so much to Fordham Law School. Fordham taught me the law and how to think and act like a lawyer. It taught me the importance of decency, honesty, and hard work, and the importance of service to the public. I am a better judge because of what I learned at Fordham.”