New LL.M. Program in International Law and JusticeApril 02, 2008
Fordham Law has launched a new graduate program in International Law and Justice. The master's program joins the School's three other LL.M. programs in preparing students to meet the challenges of globalization in the legal world of the 21st century.
The new International Law and Justice program offers lawyers the opportunity to gain an advanced understanding of human rights protection and promotion at the international, regional, and domestic levels, from the historical evolution of these movements to the forefront of cutting-edge scholarship and debate.
The degree is designed primarily for foreign lawyers who work in public interest, including high-level government attorneys, leaders of non-governmental organizations, and academics.
Students in the program will choose from a wide range of courses in consultation with the program's faculty directors, Martin Flaherty and Tracy Higgins. Flaherty and Higgins are the Leitner Family Professors of International Human Rights and co-directors of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice.
The LL.M. program in International Law and Justice is affiliated with the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, one of the foremost centers for human rights study and advocacy in the United States. The Leitner Center and Fordham will offer full-tuition scholarships and living stipends for the program to eligible students from developing countries, including scholarships to two graduates of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Faculty of Law in Ghana. The living stipends are made possible by James Leitner '82.
For information about enrolling in the program, contact the LL.M. office at (212) 636-6883 or visit the program's webpage.
Contact: Steve Eichinger