Fordham Law

Four Colloquium Courses Offered for Spring 2008

October 15, 2007

Distinguished legal scholars will present emerging research at four unique colloquium courses being offered in the Spring 2008 semester. The colloquia will expose students to national experts in business, criminal, international, and constitutional law.

"These classes provide a unique opportunity for students to engage with cutting-edge legal scholarship and have direct contact with leading legal scholars from around the nation," said Matthew Diller, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. "Students gain a sense of the breadth and depth of scholarship in particular fields of law. They also learn about the current and rising trends and conflicts in the field."

Spring 2008 Colloquim offerings include:

Advanced Business Law Seminar
Taught by Professor Caroline Gentile, co-director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center, and Professor Steve Thel, leading expert in securities law.

Advanced Criminal Law
Taught by Arthur A. McGivney and Professor of Law Deborah W. Denno, recently named 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America and a nationally regarded expert on the death penalty.

International Law and International Relations Scholarship
Taught by Co-Founders of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice Martin Flaherty and Tracy Higgins, and Professor Thomas H. Lee, Director of International Studies and the Fordham-SKKU Summer Institute in International Law in Seoul Korea.

Colloquium on Theories of Statutory Interpretation
Taught by the Bacon-Kilkenny Distinguished Visiting Fellow, and Yale Law School Professor of Jurisprudence William N. Eskridge.

Students in these courses often prepare their own scholarly projects throughout the semester. Diller describes the classes as intensive experiences that "enable students to see how legal scholars talk about and think about their work."

"[Students] are able to participate in and contribute to the process of producing legal scholarship, both through their critique of papers that are presented, and through their own scholarly research," Diller said.

For more information about Fordham Law’s Spring course offerings, visit the Colloquium Course Page.