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Fordham Law Presents Interfaith Speaker Series on Sharing Sacred Space in Jerusalem Sharing Sacred Space and the Law March 27, 2012
6:00 to 8:30 pm
Fordham Law School’s Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work will host Part I of its Interfaith Speaker Series, titled “Sharing Sacred Space and the Law,” on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Fordham Law School in New York City. The event will be cosponsored by the Auburn Theological Seminary and The Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
The discussion will examine how religious space, particularly Jerusalem—a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims—has been historically shared; how religious communities have interpreted customary law; and how they have engaged each other to overcome and resolve conflict.
Nelson Tebbe, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School will moderate the event, which will include lectures by Hussein Rashid, Adjunct Professor of Religion at Hofstra University; Mark Movsesian, Frederick A. Whitney Professor of Contract Law and Director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University; and Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights – North America.
The event is free and open to the public. CLE credits are available.
Location: Fordham Law School, James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre
Sponsor: The Fordham Law Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work
Fordham Law Review Presents Defense of Marriage Act:
Law, Policy and the Future of Marriage March 30, 2012
9:00 am – 5:30 pm (exact times subject to change) Fordham Law Review will host a symposium titled “Defense of Marriage Act: Law, Policy and the Future of Marriage” on Friday, March 30 at Fordham Law School in New York City.
In this symposium, the Fordham Law Review brings together leading commentators to address the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the future of LGBT rights. Through a series of panel colloquies, panelists will discuss the Obama Administration’s decision to enforce but not defend DOMA, the increasing presence of LGBT movement lawyers within the Executive Branch, the role of Congress in defending DOMA in court, the role of marriage in the current landscape of relationship-recognition rights, the “portability” of marriage and other forms of relationship recognition, and the arguments that lawyers will advance in court if the Supreme Court takes up the issue.
The event is free and open to the public. For a full schedule and panel description, click here.
Fordham Corporate Law Center Presents Inaugural Corporate Compliance Conference: Managing Practitioner Risks in a Complex Global Environment Monday, April 2
Featuring keynote speaker from the Securities and Exchange Commission
Fordham Corporate Law Center is sponsoring the Inaugural Corporate Compliance Conference, titled ‘Managing Practitioner Risks in a Complex Global Environment’ on Monday, April 2 at Fordham Law School in New York City.
Compliance officers, lawyers and government experts will examine hot-button issues in the area of corporate compliance and risk management. Keynote speaker Carlo V. Di Florio, Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, will discuss setting the tone at the top of the organization to foster "a culture of ethics." The conference will be split into the following six sessions:
Compliance Essentials Before the Regulator Comes Knocking
Whistle Blowers and Dodd‐Frank: The New Frontier
Effective Compliance Training and Best Practices to Encourage Internal Reporting
Auditing, Monitoring and Reporting on the Corporate Compliance Program to the Audit Committee of the Board and to the Corporate Officers
Best Practices and Ethical Considerations in Corporate Compliance
Fordham Corporate Law Center to Host Expert on Nonprofit Law and Governance
Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits, with Lesley Rosenthal, General Counsel, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, September 13, 2012
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Room 430 B/C at Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY Sponsor: The Fordham Corporate Law Center
Fordham Law School’s Corporate Law Center will host Lesley Rosenthal, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to discuss the legal context of nonprofit organizations on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Fordham Law School in New York City.
Ms. Rosenthal is the author of Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits (John Wiley & Sons 2012), a first-of-its-kind overview by a sitting General Counsel that distills the legal needs of a million charitable tax-exempt organizations in the United States.
“Must read” (NY Law Journal)
5 stars (About.com)
#1 sales ranking (Amazon - corporate law and nonprofit management categories).
She will discuss what makes a nonprofit a nonprofit, the laws that apply to tax-exempt organizations because of their special status, and the wide range of business laws that apply to nonprofits as well. Participants will also learn how good governance ties to mission and fundraising, how to protect the organization’s name and monetize its original works, and more.=
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged.
Fordham Corporate Law Center Professor Sean Griffith Presents: ‘The Market for Preclusion in Merger Litigation’
Followed by Panel Discussion
Panelists include Southern District of New York Chief Judge Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Vincent R. Capucci of Entwistle & Cappucci, and Alan J. Stone of Milbank
“The Market for Preclusion in Merger Litigation,” by Sean J. Griffith, T.J. Maloney Chair and Professor of Law at Fordham Law School and Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center, will be the topic of a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 16 at Fordham Law School in New York City.
Fordham Law Roundtable Series, Presented by The National Law Journal, Addresses Hot Legal Topics: Ethics, Foreclosure, Immigration and Fair Use
Four Free CLE Webinars
Fordham Law School, in partnership with American Lawyer Media’s The National Law Journal, will present a series of four legal webinars offering free CLE credit. Visit law.com/ethics, law.com/foreclosure, law.com/immigration or law.com/fairuse to register. The webinars are free and open to the public. Complimentary CLE credit is available.
Ethical Issues for Criminal Practitioners October 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Panelists will focus on the ethical issues that often arise during criminal cases and the recent developments in ethics and professional responsibility. Speakers include: Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; Bruce Green, Professor and Director of the Louis Stein Center for Legal Ethics at Fordham Law School; Rita M. Glavin, Partner at Seward & Kissel LLP; and Sylvia Shaz Schweder, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
The Foreclosure Crisis in the Courts October 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Discussion will center on important trends in foreclosure law in the wake of the housing crisis. Speakers include: Nestor Davidson, Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School; Bruce J. Bergman, Partner at Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C.; and Meghan Faux, Director of the Foreclosure Prevention Project at South Brooklyn Legal Services.
Navigating Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Law October 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm
President Obama’s recent prosecutorial discretion initiative, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief process will be the focus of discussion. Speakers include: Jennifer Gordon, Professor of Law at Fordham Law School; Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director at the National Immigration Law Center; and David A. Martin, Warner-Brooker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia School of Law and Deputy General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security (2009-2011); General Counsel, Immigration and Naturalization Service (1995-1998).
The Boundaries of Fair Use After Cariou v. Prince November 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Panelists will analyze the decision waiting to be made in Cariou v. Prince and the impact the case will have on the boundaries of visual art, fair use, and freedom of expression, particularly in visual art. Speakers include: Sonia Katyal, Joseph M. McLaughlin Professor of Law at Fordham Law School; Dale Cendali, Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Virginia Rutledge, Attorney and former Vice President and General Counsel for Creative Commons; and Christine Steiner, Special Counsel for Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
Fordham Law Presents: The Arab Spring: Its Impact on International Politics, Law and International Organizations
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Fordham Law School Website Page
The Arab Spring, its impact on international law, international politics and on international organizations, will be the focus of a lecture presented by Dr. Yassin El-Ayouty, Esq., Adjunct Professor of Islamic Law on Tuesday, December 4 at Fordham Law School in New York City.
The Arab spring has been described as the most important event in the 21st century. From Tunisia to Egypt; from Libya to Yemen; and from Bahrain to Syria, the wall of fear by the masses from dictatorships has fallen. Social media has broken the hold of entrenched regimes on the freedom of expression. The quest for dignity, democracy and development has created global kinship across continental divides. The impact of these fast-moving developments is expected to last a long time.
Keynote speaker Dr. Yassin El-Ayouty, Esq., is an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Law at Fordham Law School, a Fellow at the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, and Founder and President of SUNGLOW – Global Training on the Rule of Law.
Registration is required. CLE credit is available for $65/$55 for Fordham Law alumni and public interest attorneys.
Title: The Arab Spring: Its Impact on International Politics, International Law and International Organizations