Fordham Law

Fordham Law School Announces New International Internships

January 23, 2009

Fordham Law School has expanded two international internship programs that place students at high national courts around the world and at leading law firms, courts, and nongovernmental organizations throughout Latin America.

The international judicial internship and externship program for J.D. students added many new placement opportunities, five of which are at high courts. The program allows select, highly qualified J.D. students to spend a portion of their summers working closely with outstanding jurists in some of the world’s most exciting emerging economies.

The new high court placements are at Argentina's Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación, Brazil's Supremo Tribunal Federal, Colombia's Corte Constitucional, Georgia's Constitutional Court, and Mexico's Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación.

"These new placements build on the enormous success of the high court placements we have already had in Ghana and Korea and will give our students additional opportunities to learn firsthand from distinguished judges in rapidly developing nations," said Associate Dean Sheila Foster. "These experiences will immeasurably enrich the J.D. experience of participating students."

Fordham Law has also established other new summer internship and externship placements in legal services and courts in Bolivia and Chile.

Associate Dean Foster, who traveled to Latin America with Assistant Dean Toni M. Fine to establish these programs, said, "These opportunities will give our students the chance to work alongside some of the leading lawyers in private firm practice, in human rights work, and in the judiciary in a region that is becoming increasingly important in the global legal marketplace."

Students interested in any of these new internship opportunities should attend an information session on Tuesday, January 27, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 311.

Contact: Toni Fine