Fordham Law Receives $100K Gift for FellowshipsApril 27, 2010
Fordham Law's Feerick Center for Social Justice recently received a $100,000 gift from the New York Women's Bar Association Foundation. The gift will fund two fellowships a year for five years for Fordham Law students to engage in public service work related to women and children's issues in New York.
"These fellowships at the Feerick Center will offer Fordham Law students an invaluable opportunity to engage in critical public interest work," said Karen Deasy, Director of Major Gifts. "We at the Law School are very grateful to the New York Women's Bar Association Foundation for their generous gift."
The New York Women's Bar Association Foundation Fellows will help the Feerick Center continue its important social justice work while simultaneously fulfilling the tripartite mission of the Foundation: 1) eliminating gender bias and other forms of discrimination from the legal system and legal profession, 2) promoting the social and economic equality, safety, and well being of women and children, and 3) addressing the unmet needs of women and children.
Karen Mitchell, President of the Board of NYWBAF, said, "The Board of the New York Women's Bar Association Foundation are excited to be able to support the important work of the Feerick Center, especially its work on poverty-related legal issues that often determine the equality, safety, and well being of women and children."
The Feerick Center was established in September 2006 and reflects Fordham Law School’s long tradition of and commitment to legal education in the service of others. The Center works in partnerships with government agencies, bar associations, pro bono programs, advocates, and community-based service providers.
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