Fordham Law

Toni M. Fine Becomes First American Elected to the Board of the German American Lawyers Association

December 09, 2009

Toni M. Fine, the Assistant Dean for International and Non-J.D. Programs, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the German American Lawyers Association. She is the first American to serve on the board.
Fine earned the post through her extensive involvement with the German legal community both in the United States and Germany. For many years she has regularly traveled to Germany to speak at seminars for Germans interested in studying law in the United States. She was elected last month at the group’s annual meeting. In her new position, Fine will develop events for the organization in New York and throughout the United States.
The German-American Lawyer’s Association promotes and advances interest in and knowledge of American law through, among other things, seminars, publications and exchange programs. It provides German lawyers an opportunity both for cultural exchanges as well as for deepening their experiences of America.  For American lawyers it provides better access to and understanding of the German legal community. The group has about 3,200 members in all areas of the law in Germany and in the United States.
At Fordham Law School, Fine is responsible for oversight and development of all aspects of the international and non-J.D. programs. She teaches courses to master of laws students and develops additional master, doctorate, study abroad, visiting scholar, and certificate programs. She helped create the Global Law Society and developed and co-directs the Fordham Law Summer Institute in New York. Fine has a J.D. from Duke University School of Law and a B.A. from SUNY Binghamton.