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Law School's Crowley Program Establishes Tolan Fellowship

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James E. Tolan
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The Crowley Program in International Human Rights has established the James E. Tolan Fellowship in International Human Rights that will fund a Fordham University Law School graduate to work for an international human rights organization for a year.

The fellowship is named in honor of James Tolan (B.S. ’59, LL.B. ’62), senior counsel at the law firm of Dechert LLP. A longtime supporter of the Crowley Program, Tolan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fordham Law Alumni Association and served as its president from 1986 to 1990. He is the recipient of the alumni association’s Medal of Achievement and the Dean’s Medal of Recognition.

The first recipient of the fellowship is Brian Honnermann, who will earn his law degree in May. Honnermann, who was a 2005-2006 Crowley Scholar, will work with the Treatment Action Campaign and the AIDS Law Project, two of South Africa’s leading organizations in the effort to treat and prevent HIV and AIDS.

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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