Fordham Law


Fordham Names Eight Academic Chairholders, Inaugurating Five Newly Created Chairs

April 25, 2006

Fordham Law School has announced the holders of five newly created academic chairs and the filling of three vacant chairs.

In its Centennial year, the Law School has created five new chairs through $9.5 million in gifts from alumni.  The five new chairs will be filled by current members of the faculty.

"One way in which a law school recognizes outstanding contribution by its faculty is through designating chairholders," said Dean William Michael Treanor. "This is a remarkable group of individuals, people who have made wonderful contributions to Fordham and to legal academia."

The new chairs and their holders are as follows:

Martin Flaherty and Tracy Higgins will hold the Leitner Family Chair in International Human Rights, which was made possible through the generosity of James Leitner '82.

Jill Fisch will hold the T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law, which was made possible through the generosity of T.J. Maloney '79.

Russell Pearce will hold the Edward and Marilyn Bellet Chair in Legal Ethics, Morality, and Religion, which was made possible through the generosity of Sally Bellet '76.

Sheila Foster will hold the Albert A. Walsh '54 Chair in Real Estate, Land Use, and Property Law, which was made possible through the generosity of Mark Walsh '82.

Daniel Richman will hold the Brendan Moore Chair in Advocacy, which was made possible through the generosity of Thomas Moore '72 and his wife Judith Livingston.


The following vacant chairs have also been filled by Fordham faculty:

Deborah Denno will occupy the Arthur McGivney Professorship in Law.
Roger Goebel will occupy the Alpin J. Cameron Chair in Law.
Benjamin Zipursky will occupy the James H. Quinn Chair in Legal Ethics.


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