The dean of Fordham Law, Matthew Diller, has a letter to the editor in The New York Times​ in response to their OpEd, “The Law School Debt Crisis.”

Here’s an excerpt of his letter:

“Since 2010, law schools have responded to the changed legal job market by dramatically cutting first-year enrollment by 28 percent, which will bring supply more into line with demand. Schools, including Fordham Law, where I am dean, also have expanded scholarship aid and sharpened academic programs to provide the training employers seek.”

Read the whole letter, and others, here:

Three resources that may give online education services/apps vendors the hives...

These three links may change the way you think about what you recommend and how you acquire cloud services and apps:

The U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Assistance Technical Center
and especially this document

The CoSN Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning ToolKit

Fordham University School Of Law’s Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools

Fordham Law School Trailblazer For Fashionable Legal Education

#FordhamLawSchool Trailblazer For Fashionable #LegalEducation #fashionlaw

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Susan Scafidi, Diane von Furstenberg, Steven Kolb and Stephen Freedman. Photo Credit: Henry S. Dziekan III Via: Fordham Law Alumni

Professor Susan Scafidi, the pioneer of the first course in fashion law and founder of Fordham Law School’s Fashion Law Institute, along with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and Fordham Provost Stephen Freedman, announced the launch of the post-J.D. and…

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Earlier this month, Lincoln Center Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Lesley Rosenthal gave a talk to an eager audience at Fordham Law School about her book Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits.

“A true must-read for nonprofit lawyers, executives, board members and even law students,” according to the New York Law Journal, Good Counsel is going to become even more essential to the legal profession with the recent establishment of a ruling that prospective attorneys will need to spend 50 hours performing pro bono work as a new requirement for admission to the New York State Bar.
First Minority Law Student Conference Day

AABANY is proud to co-sponsor with 14 other bar associations the first Minority Law Student Conference Day taking place on August 3 at Fordham Law School.  The event runs from 10 am to 3 pm and includes programs on what to do with your law degree and how to prepare for your interview, with a networking luncheon in between.  Follow this link for further details.

Pentagon officials are on the lookout for a place on U.S. soil to put detainees from the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba. 

Now there’s a debate over where to put a new prison, assuming Gitmo does eventually close. For that to happen the White House needs to come up with a Congress-approved plan, as Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, explains on The Takeaway.

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It's 11 p.m. Do you know where your District data is?

The Cloud is a wonderful thing. It’s “that” next step. But it poses both opportunities and challenges for the great American institution (see the post above), the Public PreK-12 School District…

There is an ongoing danger of your District’s data being squirreled-away in private cubbies out of the reach of those that are charged with the legal responsibility to manage and secure it. Student data, staff data, and communications that might be subject to Open Records requests…

The Cloud vendors need a wakeup call. Public School Districts have special needs in this area that are not being addressed. Kudos to Edmodo for taking a “quarter-step” in this direction by offering the beginnings of a basic administration mechanism. Even Edmodo has expressed concerns about “exit” strategies. What happens to that data when an employee leaves the District and takes private Cloud accounts with them. Are Dropbox and Google (to name just two) concerned about exit strategies? This problem may exist because much of the Cloud universe was originally meant for the private user not for the institutional enterprise environment?…

The Cloud is part of your District’s infrastructure. It’s the external part. It needs to be acquired and managed just like the internal infrastructure. It needs to be contracted with the same thought put into E-Rate RFP specifications and not just a “click” in a one-sided terms of service checkbox…

The Fordham University Law School prepared a very interesting white paper on this very subject…
Addressing BDS at Fordham School of Law, by Ari Plaut

Mr. Cravatts astutely blended problems in Academic freedom with the faultiness of the BDS movement. As President for the Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Mr. Cravatts’ ambition is to protect the degradation of scholarship from those that seek to hijack academy when ideologies go beyond free thought. This is one of the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and home to the BDS movement. When one allows this to occur, you allow the only democracy in the region who’s citizens are entitled to free press, human rights, and civil rights to be demonized and ostracized as a racist regime. The BDS narrative stems from slandering Israel with historical distortions and falsehoods. Its ultimate goal is the destruction the state of Israel. This is Hypocrisy 101, when a movement creates accusations of racism only to be founded on principles of racism. This is the BDS movement. This movement claims to be a social justice movement. How is it that a social justice movement’s goal is to turn the alleged oppressed into the oppressors? Maybe that is Hypocrisy 200. The BDS movement can stop claiming to be a social justice movement because generally, social justice is tied to doing good for the world. The goal of the BDS movement is to destroy Israel, and unfortunately, it is coded and thus difficult for the average person to realize. If social justice was so important to BDS, why has the group of people the BDS seeks to allegedly help (Palestinians) also happen to be the only group of refugees who have never resettled? The answer is simple. The ideologies are hijacking and smashing Israel and faulting Jews as a racist regime.

I applied to take particular courses at law school this summer. I applied for courses A and B and was admitted into courses A and B. Was then sent a letter and an e-mail saying that I was admitted into courses A and B. Was then sent syllabi for courses A and B. Told to buy books for courses A and B.

Check my school’s portal and it said that I was registered for courses A and C, not B. So I e-mailed the appropriate person to point out the mistake.

And they were like lol u messed up not us.


Building Our Legacy: The Murder of Vincent Chin - A Trial Reenactment
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Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:00 - 9:00 PM Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street South Lounge, Lowenstein Cafeteria. The Vincent Chin Trial Reenactment is part of a series of historic Asian American trials, which Judge Denny Chin has edited and adapted from actual court transcripts.  The public outcry and media attention surrounding the trial prosecuting the murderers of Vincent Chin served to catalyze the birth of the modern Asian American civil rights movement.  Come see Fordham APALSA’s production of this historic trial, which will be accompanied by a reception and Q&A discussion with Judge Denny Chin.

Please RSVP using this link

To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa | WCC 4059 Room

Source: - Friday, January 29, 2016
A conversation with Chi Adanna Mgbako, author of To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa and Clinical Professor of Law in the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, and Kholi Buthelezi, long-time South African sex worker activist and National Coordinator of Sisonke. Based on original fieldwork in seven African countries, To Live Freely in This World is the first book to fully document the sex workers’ rights movement in Africa. As mainstream human rights organizations begin to call for the full decriminalization of sex work, join us for a discussion about the history, challenges, and successes of one of the most vibrant and fastest-growing segments of the global sex workers’ rights struggle. Moderated by Professor Susan Farbstein. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, Harvard African Law Association, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights. A non-pizza lunch will be served.

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