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About Us

Dear Friends:

Located in New York City, one of the world’s premier financial centers, the Corporate Law Center at Fordham Law School serves as the nexus for discourse on issues of business and financial law and policy. Founded in 2001 by alumni and then Fordham Law School Dean John Feerick, the Center brings scholars, professionals, policymakers and students together for the discussion and study of business and financial law. Our programs and speakers provide an international perspective and understanding of the continuing transformation of global legal and business issues.

Corporate Law Center programs include:

      • public lectures, such as the Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture

     • academic symposia and conferences, including the Eugene P. and Delia S. Murphy
     Conference on Corporate Law

     • opportunities for students to network with distinguished alumni

In spring 2012, the Center introduced three major initiatives:

     • a first-of-its-kind forum on "Representation Without Accountability” that addressed whether
     financial reporting by the federal government comports with Constitutional requirements

    • a Corporate Compliance Conference on "Managing Practitioner Risks in a Complex Global
    Environment" for in-house counsel and compliance officers

    • an International In-House Counsel Breakfast Series for students about practice in large
    multi-national organizations

The Center works closely with Fordham Law students and the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law. Students interested in business and business law meet with distinguished alumni through the informal lunchtime Business Law Practitioners Series. This past spring, students formed the Committee on Diversity in Business Law to encourage interest among students of diverse backgrounds in corporate and business law careers.

Join us at our programs, connect with our faculty and students, and be part of the Center. We encourage you to visit our Fordham Corporate Law Forum blog and post your comments on hot-button issues in corporate and business law. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We welcome your thoughts and your participation.

I look forward to seeing you at Fordham!


Sean J. Griffith
T.J. Maloney Professor of Business Law
Director, Corporate Law Center