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Fordham Law Hosts Brazilian Judicial Training Program

May 22, 2009

Fordham Law will host 38 judges, attorneys, and clerks from Brazil for a new two-week judicial training program on a broad range of U.S. legal topics covered by Fordham faculty. The program runs June 8 – 19.

The group will visit the New York State Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a large law firm, and a prison. Participants are primarily from the State of Pernambuco, Brazil, and include several justices and the president of the Supreme Court of Pernambuco, as well as a justice from the Supreme Court of the State of Amazonia.

Participating U.S. judges include the Honorable Denny Chin '78, Ethan Greenberg, and Eileen Bransten '79. Fordham Law professors Thomas Lee, Whitmore Gray, Susan Block-Lieb, Robin Lenhardt, Benjamin Zipursky, and Hugh Hansen will also participate. Attorneys include Stephen Younger of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and Jeffrey Neuburger of Proskauer Rose.

“This Fordham Brazil program is an umbrella for our research and training programs for foreign judges and highlights the Law School’s activities with non-U.S. judges and court officers,” said Assistant Dean for International and Non-JD Programs Toni M. Fine, who directs the program.

Fordham Law’s Program on International Judicial Research and Training is sponsoring the event. The new program is designed to highlight and promote the initiatives in judicial research and training that the Law School hosts for non-US judges and court officers.

The schedule includes sessions on Constitutional Law, Contract Law, the Subprime Mortgage Crisis and Proposed Legislative Reforms, Criminal Responsibility and Procedure, E-Commerce, Real Estate Transactions and Finance, Family Law, Tort Law, and Copyright Law.

Contact: Stephen Eichinger