Centers & InstitutesFordham Law's centers and institutes are a tangible expression of the School's motto: "In the service of others."
They advance scholarship on critical legal issues. They provide hands-on training and continuing legal education. They deliver desperately needed legal services to the poor.
Each year, our centers and institutes present an astonishing array of public programs that draw audiences from across the nation and around the globe. In recent years, the School has welcomed a range of distinguished guests including a former U.S. President; leading jurists, including Supreme Court Justices from Australia, Ghana, Pakistan, and the United States; award-winning authors and journalists from CNN, NBC, CBS, New York Times, New Yorker, and Harper's; and public servants from the U.S. Department of Justice and regulatory agencies.
Research projects and reports completed by our centers and institutes shape policy and legislation in fields as diverse as human rights, intellectual property, securities, housing, privacy, and professional responsibility and ethics.
Our centers and institutes enrich the lives of students and alumni by exploring the relationships among the law, lawyers, society, and culture.