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Former Visiting Scholar Named Israeli Justice Minister

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Daniel Friedmann, LL.M., a visiting scholar at the Fordham Law School in 2002-2003, has been appointed Israel’s justice minister. Friedmann, an Israel Prize laureate and professor of law at Tel Aviv University, was nominated by Israeli President Ehud Olmert and confirmed by the Knesset on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

“Professor Friedmann is a scholar of the greatest eminence,” said William Michael Treanor, J.D., dean of Fordham Law School. “It was wonderful to have him as a member of our community.”

Friedmann founded and served as dean of the College of Management Law School in Israel, and is also the former dean of Tel Aviv University’s Law School. He was awarded the prestigious Israel Prize in 1991. Friedman was instrumental in developing the Fordham Law School’s relationship with the College of Management Law School. Fordham sends up to five students each year to Oxford University and the University of London to take an intensive course organized by the College of Management Law School.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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