November - December 2012 Insider
News and Reminders
Lawyers in Transition
Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Fordham Law Alumni Association
We hope you are able to join us!
FLASH: The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History
The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History collects, organizes, preserves, and makes widely accessible the intellectual output and documentary history of the Fordham University School of Law. We strive to maintain material posted to FLASH according to the highest standards of digital preservation and to describe them with high quality metadata so that they are readily findable using common search engines. FLASH brings Fordham Law School to the world and the world to Fordham Law School. Click here to access FLASH now!
European Alumni Chapter Academic Program and Dinner in Vienna (June 21 - 22, 2013)
News and RemindersFordham Law Community Assists with Hurricane Sandy Relief
Led by the efforts of Leo Muchnik ’12, Fordham Law alumni, students and staff lent a helping hand with Hurricane Sandy relief on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 in Staten Island and Far Rockaway. On Saturday, clean up tasks included clearing belongings out of a home (including appliances, furniture and cabinets) and removing dry wall and insulation in a second house. On Sunday, the group spent the day digging out a playground that was covered under feet of sand from the storm.
Moot Court Team Claims Regional Championship in Premier Competition
The Fordham team won the regional championship of the National Moot Court Competition, the country's premier moot court event. The competition took place November 14 and 15 at the New York City Bar Association. The winning team included Danielle M. Austin '13, Peter Bryce '13, and Michael A. Keough '13, who also won the Best Speaker award.
The Fordham team defeated NYU Law in the final round, and, as champions, will advance to the national rounds to be held in January, where they will compete against the winners of the 14 other regions. To read more, click here.
The Bloomberg Administration's Legal Legacy (Part 2)
The Fordham Law Urban Law Center’s symposium ‘Bloomberg Administrations Legal Legacy’ continues on December 4th with panels focusing on education and land use and sustainability. To register, click here.
Click here for coverage on Part 1 of the symposium.
The Center is dedicated to examining the role of the legal system in contemporary urbanism. It aims to advance the scholarship, pedagogy, and practice of urban law while affecting the most pressing issues facing America’s metropolitan areas. Central to this effort will be support for urban-focused legal research and for visiting faculty/scholarly exchanges, as well as collaboration with other academic centers and programs.
To learn more about the Fordham Urban Law Center visit law.fordham.edu/urbanlaw.
CLE Course: The Business and Ethics of Managing a 21st-Century Law Firm
Get started early on your Continuing Legal Education obligations in 2013 with a three-part series offered by The Stein Center for Law and Ethics and The Fordham Corporate Law Center. The Business and Ethics of Managing a 21st-Century Law Firm will focus on exploring recent developments in law firm management, emerging trends, and the ethical implications of changes in the way legal professionals work.
The series will begin on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. with Lessons Learned and Reflections on the state of “Big Law” in 2013 featuring Scott Green, CEO, Pepper Hamilton LLP; Bruce MacEwen, President, Adam Smith, Esq.; and James Bernard, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Register here for the January 28th panel.
The series will continue with New, Smart & Ethical Business Models on Monday, February 25 and The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms on Monday, March 18.
2 non-transitional & transitional (1 professional practice; 1 ethics) CLE credits available at each panel. All panels take place in South Lounge, Lowenstein Building, 60th Street and Columbus Ave. For more information view the attached poster or write to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Kaczorowski Publishes Book on Fordham Law History
Fordham Law Professor Robert J. Kaczorowski, Director of the Condon Institute of Legal History, has published Fordham University School of Law: A History (Fordham University Press).
The book traces the story of the Law School from the day it opened its doors in 1905 in the midst of massive changes in the United States, in the legal profession, and in legal education. Kaczorowski explores why so many immigrants and their children needed the founding of Catholic law schools in order to enter the legal profession in the first half of the twentieth century. He documents how, in the 1920s and 1930s, when the legal profession’s elites were actively trying to raise barriers that would exclude immigrants, Dean Ignatius M. Wilkinson and the faculty at Fordham Law were implementing higher standards while simultaneously striving to make the School the best avenue into the legal profession for New York City’s immigrants.
The book can be purchased on the Fordham University Press website or on Amazon.
Veteran Fordham Law Alumni
If you are a Fordham Law alum who has served or is currently serving in the military, please email Peter Pallotta. Interested has been expressed in starting an alumni group for veterans.
Catholic Fellow Position
The Catholic Lawyer’s Program of the Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work is seeking support for the creation of Catholic Fellow position. To become involved or to learn more, please contact Michele Galioto at email@example.com or 212.636.7637.
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 here which has a host of resources.
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 co-chair Professor Dan Capra at firstname.lastname@example.org or co-chair Professor Clare Huntington at email@example.com 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.
Class NotesJon N. Santemma ’63 has joined Farrell Fritz as counsel in eminent domain, tax certiorari and condemnation law. Santemma was the founding partner of Santemma & Deutsch, LLP, the Nassau County, NY-based firm concentrating in real estate tax review and eminent domain law. To read more, click here.
Peter L. Curry ’73, a partner at Farrell Fritz, has been selected for the 2012 New York Super Lawyers - Metro list as a leading lawyer in the area of Real Estate.
James E. Lozier ’75 has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants by Best Lawyers in America and is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers. Lozier is a Member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Lansing, Michigan. He focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment, product liability and personal injury, and commercial and business litigation.
Larry Brennan ’77, a partner at Wilson Elser, was been appointed to the adjunct faculty at Fordham Law School for the fall 2012 semester. Brennan taught the Admiralty and Maritime Law course with Professor Joseph C. Sweeney, the John D. Calamari Distinguished Professor of Law. Prior to joining Wilson Elser in 1997, Mr. Brennan served on active duty with the United States Navy ashore and afloat, and with the United States Department of Justice in the Civil Division. To read more, click here.
Hon. Denny Chin ’78 was profiled in the March/April 2012 edition of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s magazine Diversity & the Bar. To read more, click here.
Jeffery Shuchat ’78 has joined Perkins Cole as senior counsel in the firm’s real estate practice. Shuchat was previously with Katten Muchin Rosenman.
Vilia Hayes ’80 has been appointed president-elect of the Federal Bar Council.
Hon. John J. Leo ’81 was elected to New York State Supreme Court.
Denis Woychuk ’84, former adjunct professor at Fordham Law, premiered his new musical Isaac Babel and the Gangster King on November 1, 2012 at The Kraine Theater on East 4th Street in New York.
Susan Bai ’86, sales associate with Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty office in Ridgewood, NJ, has been recognized for her top sales performance in 2012. To read more, click here.
Richard Hayes ’87 has been named deputy chief of the Civil Division for the Eastern District U.S. Attorney’s office. Hayes, who joined the office in 1991, has served as chief of affirmative civil enforcement practice since 2006.
John State ’89 joined Cullen and Dykman as a partner in the firm’s Albany office. Prior to joining Cullen and Dykman, Mr. State was a partner with the Albany office of Hodgson Russ LLP.
Scott Gordon ’93, an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, was the recipient of the Lawyers Alliance for New York’s 2012 Cornerstone Award honoring outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofits.
Joe De Simone ’94 and his wife Ashley welcomed a baby boy, Joseph Rocco, on October 15, 2012.
Lisa Colletti ’95 has been named principal at Aspiriant in New York. Colletti joined Aspiriant’s New York office in 2011 as a director of Wealth Management. Prior to joining Aspiriant, she worked in the Private Client Advisor practice at Deloitte & Touche as a director. She began her career at Deloitte in 1995. To read more, click here.
In MemoriamGloria Markuson ’46
Helena Solleder ’50
John Conroy ’56
Robert Sanders ’51
Dr. George W. Vivino ’51
Richard Packer ’52
Richard Barry ’53
Justin McCarthy ’53
Joseph Acierno ’54
Thomas F. Daly, III ’55
Malvin Marks ’55
John Quigley, Jr. ’56
Rocco Marano ’57
Victor Karl ’60
Francis Ganun, Sr. ’63
Anthony Giordano ’64
Stephen Pittari ’68
William Elliott ’73
Barbara Frees ’75
Lawrence Michaels ’79