Fordham Law

Fordham Law Summer Institute Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

July 13, 2010

On July 12, Fordham Law welcomed more than 100 foreign-trained lawyers, law students, and legal professionals from around the world to the Fourth Annual Summer Institute in New York City, an intensive three-week course that serves as an introduction to the U.S. legal system and U.S. law.

During the program, participants take courses taught by Fordham Law faculty that deal with topics at the forefront of current global legal practice, including Civil Procedure and Litigation; Constitutional Law; Contract Law; Corporate Law; Information Technology Law; Intellectual Property Law; International Arbitration; International Trade; Mergers and Acquisitions; Product Liability Law; Searches and Seizures, the Exclusionary Rule, and Confessions; and Trial Practice. 

The program also offers a series of Legal English Workshops, which explore Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Writing the Interoffice Memorandum of Law; U.S. Legal Research; Citation Form; and Litigation Documents.

Participants take part in field trips, which include a tour of the United Nations, a visit to the chambers of Judge Elizabeth Stong of the United States Bankruptcy Court, and a visit to the law firm of Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP.  The program began with a welcome reception and will end with the traditional closing dinner and certificate ceremony. 

This year the participants also have the opportunity to attend a picnic in Central Park and see the famed musical Chicago on Broadway.

This year's Summer Institute drew participants from 26 countries—the largest number to date. Program directors are Professor Thomas H. Lee and Assistant Dean Toni M. Fine.
 Fordham Law Summer Institute 2010
2010 Summer Institute participants with program directors Thomas H. Lee (first row, left) and Toni M. Fine (first row, right).