Recipients of Teacher of the Year, Keefe Awards NamedMay 01, 2013
Recipients of the Teacher of the Year, Adjunct Teacher of the Year, and the Eugene J. Keefe Award have been announced.
Fordham Law Professor Joseph Landau has been selected as the Teacher of the Year. Landau joined the Fordham faculty in 2010 and teaches courses in civil procedure, national security, and immigration law. His scholarship focuses on federal courts, national security, administrative law, and immigration law. In 2012, he was selected by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40. He clerked for Hon. David Trager of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York and Hon. Betty Binns Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From 1997 to 1999, he was assistant managing editor of the New Republic magazine. Landau graduated from Duke University in 1995 and received his J.D. from Yale Law in 2002.
Hon. Richard Sullivan has been selected as the Adjunct Teacher of the Year. He was appointed U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York in July 2007 and entered on duty on August 6, 2007. Prior to becoming a judge, he served as the General Counsel and Managing Director of Marsh Inc., the world's leading risk and insurance services firm. From 1994 to 2005, he served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was Chief of the International Narcotics Trafficking Unit and Director of the New York/New Jersey Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. In 2003, he was awarded the Henry L. Stimson Medal from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In 1998, he was named the Federal Law Enforcement Association's Prosecutor of the Year. At Fordham, he teaches Trial Advocacy, the Judicial Externship Seminar, and White Collar Crime and works extensively with the moot court program. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and the College of William & Mary.
Hillary Exter, Director of Student Organizations and Publicity at the Public Interest Resource Center, has been named the recipient of the Eugene J. Keefe Award, presented to the person who has made the most important contribution to the Fordham Law community. She joined PIRC in 2005 and has 25 years of experience working as a public interest attorney with the Community Economic Development Unit at Brooklyn Legal Services Corp A and the Legal Aid Society. At PIRC, she supports students who are exploring public service career paths and works with the more than 25 student-run organizations that have initiated pro bono or volunteer work. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and of Queens College, City University of New York.
The recipients will receive their awards at the Law School’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 19, at Radio City Music Hall.