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Fordham Law Hosts Second Brazilian Judicial Training Program

June 22, 2010

Fordham Law’s Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs hosted a delegation from Brazil from June 7 – 18, 2010, as part of its International Judicial Research and Training Program. The visiting group comprised 37 judges (including ten members of the Supreme Court of Pernambuco and twelve additional judges), court personnel, lawyers, and prosecutors. 

Dean William Michael Treanor hailed the program as "one of the wonderful innovations of our international programs office in recent years. We are honored to welcome a delegation of judges from Brazil for the second year and value our friendship with the Pernambuco judiciary."

The delegation, whose goals include learning about the U.S. legal system and U.S. law as well as judicial administration, court management, mediation, and non-traditional approaches to civil and criminal law issues, attended lectures taught by Fordham Law professors and by prestigious members of the local bench and bar, including New York State judges Judy Harris Kluger (Chief of Policy and Planning for the New York state courts), Sherri Klein Heitler, Jeffrey K. Oing, Albert M. Rosenblatt, and Anne Swern, First Assistant District Attorney for Kings County.

The group also visited the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, the Small Claims Court in Manhattan, and the United Nations. During a trip to Washington, D.C., the delegation received briefings at the Supreme Court of the United States and the Federal Judicial Center. The program ended with a certificate ceremony and closing dinner. 

Fordham Law first welcomed a judicial delegation from Pernambuco last summer.

Assistant Dean Toni M. Fine (far left) and Dean William Michael Treanor (far right) with the Brazilian judicial delegation.