Fordham Law

Fordham Law Summer Institute Welcomes International Students

July 09, 2009

More than 100 foreign-trained lawyers, law students, and legal professionals from around the world will arrive at Fordham Law on July 13 for the School's Summer Institute, an intensive three-week course that serves as an introduction to the U.S. legal system and U.S. law.

The Summer Institute will explore areas expected to be among the most important for U.S. and international lawyers in the 21st century, such as information technology, international arbitration, mediation and negotiation, and banking system and reform.  Courses include Bankruptcy Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Product Liability Law, and Trial Practice.

In addition, the program features legal English workshops, a visit to court, a tour of the United Nations and a visit to a New York City law firm.

Program participants come from 25 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, China, Russia, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and Venezuela.

Summer Institute instructors include Fordham Law faculty members and leaders in U.S. law. Program directors are Thomas H. Lee, Professor of Law, and Toni M. Fine, Assistant Dean.

Contact: Stephen Eichinger