Three Fordham Law Alumni Among Honorees at Feerick Center ReceptionOctober 09, 2013
The Feerick Center for Social Justice welcomed nearly 200 benefactors to its annual Awards and Benefit Reception on October 7, 2013, at the headquarters of Mutual of America in New York City.
|James E. Tolan '62|
James E. Tolan '62, Of Counsel at Dechert LLP and an active contributor to the Feerick Center since its launch in 2006, received the Spirit of Service Award. Tolan's involvement with Fordham Law dates back over 50 years: he has served as President of the Fordham Law Alumni Association, Chairman of the Annual Fund, and head of the Board of Advisors for the Crowley Program in Human Rights. He has served in pro bono capacities for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation, Wheelchair Classics Inc., and the National Theatre Workshop for the Disabled. He has been a major promoter of the Feerick Center’s Public Lecture Series and is currently involved as a member of the teaching faculty with the alternative dispute resolution program that the Center has established in Ghana.
|Peggy Healy '96|
|Kevin Curnin '95 with Professor Elizabeth Cooper|
The recipient of the Champion of Justice Award was Kevin J. Curnin '95, who is a founding member of the Board of Advisors of the Feerick Center. Curnin is a partner with years of experience handling commercial litigation matters and is the founding Director of the Public Service Project at Stroock, Stroock & Lavan. The firm now provides comprehensive and sophisticated legal assistance to a wide range of underserved communities in New York. Since Curnin began to develop and focus this area of the firm it has received over 60 awards for the contributions it has made to public service. With Curnin's help, the Stroock firm has established itself as a leader in the nation in public service matters.
Seymour James with Feerick Center Advisory Board Chair Fern Schair
|Feerick Center Founder John D. Feerick '61 with the four honorees|