May 2011 InsiderFLS Events
News and Reminders
Lawyers in Transition
Special AnnouncementsBREAKING NEWS! Fordham Names New Law Dean
Fordham University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Michael M. Martin, Fordham University Distinguished Professor of Law, as the dean of the Law School. Martin has been serving as interim dean for the Law School during the 2010-2011 academic year. His appointment as permanent dean is effective immediately.
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2011 FLAA Dues Mailing
Upcoming FLS Events
Fordham Law Reunion Gala
Fordham Law Reunion Gala
News and RemindersFordham Celebrates Groundbreaking for School of Law and Undergraduate Residence Hall
Fordham University launched its new School of Law and undergraduate residence hall with a
ceremonial groundbreaking on May 2. The 22-story, $250 million facility was designed by award- winning architects Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and is scheduled to open for the fall 2014 semester.
The event took place on Robert Moses Plaza at the Lincoln Center Campus with dignitaries including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, and Councilmember Gale Brewer.
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Learn more about the new building.
Law School Library Exhibits
Over the course of the year, the Law School library creates numerous current and historical exhibits for its two display cases located in the Law School lobby and the library display case. Below is the exhibit schedule for 2011:
Lobby display case:
4/15 – 5/14/2011: Fordham Law School and Sports
5/15 – 8/14/2011: Graduation, 2011
Library display case:
4/1 – 5/15/2011: Lawyers Without Rights: The Fate of Jewish Lawyers in Germany
5/15 – 8/31/2011: Fordham Law School Yearbooks
Library exhibit notes and pictures of each exhibit can be found at here.
LL.M. Program Seeks Fordham Law Alumni Mentors
The Master of Laws program now enrolls more than 200 students, the vast majority of whom are from around the world. These students have completed at least one degree in law and many of them have a number of years of practical experience in their home countries.
Our LL.M. students have an extraordinary academic experience at Fordham Law but often lament the lack of practical experience of, and insights into, law practice in the United States. In order to fill this void, we are instituting a mentorship program under which we hope to pair our LL.M. students with alumni in and near New York City in all fields of practice who can serve as mentors to our Master of Laws students.
In this capacity, we would ask you to meet occasionally (perhaps a few times per semester) with the student or students to whom you are assigned. Some mentors may allow their students to attend a client meeting, a negotiation, or a hearing, or shadow them in the office for a day. The precise nature of the mentoring relationship would be left to mentors to define.
If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please complete and submit by email the attached form. We know that our students will benefit enormously from learning from your experiences, and we also hope that you will enjoy meeting and working with our graduate students.
If you have any questions, please contact Toni M. Fine at LLMMentors@law.fordham.edu.
Thank you very much for participating in what we are confident will be a very important and very exciting project.
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Lawyers in TransitionCareer Counseling Services
The Career Planning Center reminds you that the office and the counselors remain an essential resource to all alumni of Fordham Law School throughout their careers. If you are an alumnae/us in career transition, we encourage you to contact the CPC to make an appointment (in person or by phone) - 212-636-6926. We also welcome you to visit our Alumni Webpage which has a host of resources at http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/1338.htm.
Hiring? Think Fordham If you or your organization is hiring, whether for internships, post-graduate positions or lateral opportunities please contact the CPC at 212-636-6926. We have an active online job bank extensively utilized by students and alumni.
FLS has an active and successful Clerkship Program. Alumni who are interested in pursuing clerkships now or in the future should email Professor Capra at firstname.lastname@example.org and include their court and geographic preferences and attach their resume. Interested alumni are also encouraged to visit the CPC Website, J.D. Alumni page selecting the Post-Graduate Clerkship link to access a multitude of clerkship related resources.
Alumni CPC Programs
The CPC regularly hosts programs for J.D. Alumni to find out about the current programming offerings please visit the CPC Website Alumni J.D. Page - Alumni CPC Programs (http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/1574.htm). Alumni can also view/listen to past Alumni programs on the CPC Website Alumni J.D. Page - Alumni CPC Past Programs link (access requires an alumni username and password which is obtainable on this page - http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/12256.htm).
Past Alumni CPC Programs, including "Government Opportunities in a Down Economy" and "Handling a Lay Off" can be listened to via streaming audio on the CPC Alumni JD Website (http://law.fordham.edu/jdalumni) at the link "Alumni CPC Past Programs".
Class NotesHon. Norman J. Peer ‘63 was honored by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children of Monmouth County for his dedication to improving the lives of children. Judge Peer was honored at the Voices for Children Gala on April 2, 2011.
Cesar A. Perales ’65 Nominated for New York Secretary of State
Perales has been nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo to become Secretary of State of New York. He will also serve as a senior policy adviser to the Governor. Perales is co-founder of the Latino Justice Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, serving as its first executive director and then later as president and chief counsel. For more information, please visit here.
Richard Beckler ’68, former chief of the criminal division of the Justice Department's fraud section, has joined Bracewell & Giuliani as a partner in its white-collar defense, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement practice in Washington.
Hon. Loretta A. Preska ’73 will be honored by the New York Women’s Bar Association at its Annual Dinner on June 14th, 2011. Judge Preska will receive the President’s Special Award. The event will be held at Capitale.
Hon. Denny Chin ’78 was honored by the Fordham Law Review with the 19th Annual Leonard F. Manning Achievement Award on April 13th at The Bryant Park Grill.
Sayde J. Ladov ’78, a partner in the Philadelphia firm of Dolchin, Slotkin & Todd, will begin a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors at the conclusion of the statewide association’s Annual Meeting May 6th in Philadelphia. One of 12 zone governors, Ladov will represent Philadelphia lawyers.
Hon. Christopher P. Lee ’79 has retired as a United States Administrative Law judge and now teaches grammar and writing to high school students at Legal Outreach, Inc. He has begun coaching the Girl’s Varsity Tennis team at Marymount School of New York.
Hon. Vincent L. Briccetti ’80 has been confirmed by the United States Senate to join the bench in the Southern District of New York. Judge Briccetti is a partner at Briccetti, Calhoun & Lawrence in White Plains, New York.
Susan A. Feeney ’81 will be sworn in as President of the New Jersey State Bar Association on May 19, 2011 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The New Jersey Chapter of the Fordham Law Alumni Association and Fordham Law School will be hosting a reception in Susan's honor in the Aqua Room at the Water Club from 5:30 to 7 PM. To RSVP, please contact Peter Pallotta.
Stephen M. Miller ’81 has received the Homeless Legal Clinic Award from the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless. The award serves to acknowledge the outstanding contributions made to the Homeless Legal Clinic.
Alan Schacter ’87 has joined Allen & Overy as a senior counsel in its U.S. real estate practice. He was general counsel and executive vice president of GFI Capital Resources, Inc., a national real estate and financial services company.
Hon. Arthur J. Gonzalez ’82 will retire as Chief Judge of the New York Bankruptcy Court this spring to become a a senior fellow at NYU Law. In addition to teaching bankruptcy law courses, Judge Gonzalez will serve as co-director of the school’s Bankruptcy Workshop and its Galgay Fellows Program.
Andrew J. Bernstein ’88, an attorney at Mintz Levin, has been selected by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leader in his field of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation.
Tracey Spencer Walsh ’94 has published two articles in Autism Spectrum News. The Winter 2011 article is titled “Parents: Give the IEP Team Quality Evaluations with Recommendations” and the Spring 2011 article is titled “Compensatory Education is an Important Remedy to Consider.” To view both articles, please visit here.
Edward Hassi ’95 has joined the Federal Trade Commission as the Bureau of Competition's chief litigator.
Igor Makarov LL.M. ’97 has been appointed Chief Legal Officer to UC RUSAL, the world’s largest aluminum producer. During the last 7 years, Makarov was a lawyer and partner in the Moscow branch of Jones Day law firm.
Patrick J. Lawless ’00 has been elected partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.
Matthew Guttman ‘01 and Debby Guttman welcomed the birth of their daughter Ruby Lauren on March 3, 2011.
Hilary Macklin ’04 and Andrew Macklin ’04 welcomed twin boys, Evan and Ryan, on December 30, 2010.
In MemoriamHon. Frederick C. Kentz, Jr. ’43