Fordham Law

Fordham Law Welcomes Visiting Assistant Professors

June 27, 2006

Fordham Law School’s Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) program will be welcoming three new Visiting Assistant Professors in the fall to begin the program’s third year. 

 Elise Boddie, who will be teaching Constitutional Law in the fall and Local Government Law in the spring, served as an executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review at the Harvard Law School. She was an Associate Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF) and directed LDF's Education Program. She joined LDF from the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson where she practiced corporate litigation. She was the first recipient of the Fried Frank/NAACP-LDF fellowship, and clerked for the Honorable Robert Carter of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. 
Anil Kalhan, an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School and a cooperating attorney with the NYU School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, will be teaching a course on Criminal Law in the fall and Immigration Law in the spring. He was a litigation associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he also served as co-coordinator of the firm’s immigration and international human rights pro bono practice group. He previously worked for the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project in New York and the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre in New Delhi, India, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Chester J. Straub (2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals) and the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch (U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y).

Alison Nathan will be teaching a course on Capital Punishment in the fall and Civil Procedure in the spring. After serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Law Review at Cornell Law School, she clerked for Judge Betty B. Fletcher (9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals) in Seattle and for Justice John Paul Stevens (U.S. Supreme Court). She also worked as a litigation associate at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.
Since its establishment in 2003, the VAP program has enabled outstanding new teachers and scholars to launch careers in legal academia. Participants have gone on to faculty positions at other law schools, including the University of Washington, Boston College, the University of Georgia, and UCLA.