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Fordham Law Launches Summer Program

Contact: Jennifer Spencer
(212) 636-7604

A two-week Fordham University Law School program that provides an overview of the U.S. legal system to international attorneys and law students began Sunday, June 8. Classes at the Fordham Law Summer Institute, which runs through July 20, are being taught by members of the faculty who are experts in their respective fields.

“This program gives foreign-trained lawyers and law students a wonderful opportunity to learn about U.S. law at one of the top law schools in the United States,” said Toni M. Fine, J.D., assistant dean for international and non-J.D. programs and who serves as co-director of the institute with Thomas H. Lee, J.D., associate professor of law.

The institute has enrolled 66 students from 19 countries. As part of the program, students will take courses in subjects ranging from U.S. constitutional law to intellectual property. In addition, the institute will supplement classroom instruction with numerous field trips to federal court, a New York law firm and the United Nations.

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 four 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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