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Fordham Law Symposium will Focus on Bloomberg Administration Record

Fordham Law Symposium will Focus on Bloomberg Administration Record

Contact: Patrick Verel
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As Michael R. Bloomberg enters the final year of his third and final term as mayor of New York City, the Fordham School of Law and New York City Bar Association will convene a two-night symposium to examine his administration’s use of legal tools in implementing several of its signature initiatives.

“The Bloomberg Administration’s Legal Legacy,” which is sponsored by the Law School’s Urban Law Center and the Bar Association’s Committee on New York City Affairs, will take place:

Tuesday, November 27

5:30–8:30 p.m.

Pope Auditorium

Lowenstein Center

Lincoln Center Campus


Tuesday, December 4

5:30–8:45 p.m.

New York City Bar Association

42 West 44th St, New York

Nestor Davidson, a professor of law and director of the Urban Law Center said the symposium will feature discussions among participants who side both with and against the mayoral initiatives such as law enforcement and health, as well as those who prefer a neutral stance.

“The Bloomberg Administration, has transformed the New York City Police Department's approach to public safety and security, through policies such as stop-and-frisk, the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, and the creation of a municipal intelligence division with a global footprint--all with far-reaching, but contested, impact,” he said. 

“The administration has also moved aggressively—and likewise some would say controversially—to influence the health of New York residents through bans on smoking, calorie-counting requirements, and, most recently through
a ban on large soft drinks."

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Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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