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Fordham Lawyer The Magazine of Fordham Law School Fall 2011 Cause IP scholar Jeanne Fromer Page 12 elebre A World of Wrongs, A Clinic for Rights The work of Clinical Associate Professor Chi Mgba

Welcome Back to the Fordham Lawyer It is my pleasure to welcome you to this new edition of the Fordham Lawyer magazine. After a hiatus in its publication, we have reintroduced the magazine to showcase

Fordham Lawyer The Magazine of Fordham Law School 2 Constitutional Law and International Law During Wartime A conversation with Karen J. Greenberg, Andrew Kent, and Thomas H. Lee Ex Libris Richard Squ

Q and A Constitutional Law and International Law During Wartime A conversation with Karen J. Greenberg, Andrew Kent, and Thomas H. Lee 2 For dham L aw y er fall 2011

D uring wartime, international law provides global standards of conduct between warring nations. The war on terror, launched soon after the September 11 attacks, has created new challenges, as have c

Somali citizens and militia men were killed. Professor Lee was a naval intelligence officer serving in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean theaters of operation in 1992 and 1993. What do you think o

Lee It is currently the customary rule of international lawand Justice Sandra Day OConnor in the Hamdi opinion made a great deal of the factthat you can hold onto prisoners during the length of the ho

Ex Libris Strategic Liability Richard Squire I t was no surprise when Corporate Practice Commentator placed Professor Richard Squires work on its list of top 10 corporate and securities law articles

Posners theory implies that the corporate group is like a sturdy ocean freighter, neatly divided into watertight compartments that prevent a failure in one division from flooding the cargo stowed else

Courts could both simplify fraudulent transfer law and do a much better job preventing overuse of intragroup guarantees if they decided challenges to such arrangements based on the following question

Ex Libris intragroup guarantees to insulate their most sophisticated lenders from the consequences of artificial asset boundaries and slipshod accounting. Firms would be more likely to form their subs

book bY THE Sean Griffith Ensuring Corporate Misconduct How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation Financial crises present opportunities for introspection. So say Professor Sean J.

Benjamin C. Zipursky Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law Torts When the publishers at Oxford University Press decide to create a new series of authoritative overviews to American law, they ask the exper

Cause Intellectual property scholar JEANNE FROMER W hen Jeanne Fromer was told the news in February, the fourthyear professor was astounded. Its not every day you receive the American Law Institute

From her work at the Supreme Court to her background in computer science, Fromers diverse and extensive career has provided her with a wealth of experience to draw on when attacking scholarly problems

ouTsTanding iP FacuLTY When Congress held a hearing on how data systems could be used to inform educational outcomes, it sought expert testimony about privacy protections for those systems. Joel ReIde

a WorLd oF I Wrongs n a sweltering classroom at a school in Sierra Leone, a group of girls in white hijabs sit side by side like rows of fragile eggs. They lean in closer to hear the speaker ask a q

I try to ensure that students in the Clinic feel theyre not simply preparing to be human rights advocates but that they human rights advocates. Chi Mgbako way she earned her J.D. from Harvard Law

Righting the WoRld, one CountRy at a time A Sample of Walter Leitner Clinic Projects LEbAnOn Partner Collective for Research and DevelopmentAction CRTD.A, a nongovernmental organization in Beirut Issu

In fall 2010, Leitner Clinic students traveled to Malawi to provide a free mobile legal clinic focused on two types of cases affecting rural communities property grabbing and accusations of witchcraft

Indian Health Service. Their work helped arm the ACLU with evidence in a civil lawsuit against the organization. To establish trust in local communities when initiating the projects, the Clinic works

LuminariEs Fordham Laws five new professors are legal superstars. The Fordham Law faculty is a bright constellation of legal academics whose dedication to teaching is equal to their incisive scholarsh

James brudney Of all the themes running through James Brudneys articles on labor law and legislation, perhaps none is more controversial than this Congress is a fundamentally principled institution. F

nestor M. Davidson The housing crisis has, unfortunately, made it a great time to be an expert in property law, says Professor Nestor M. Davidson, because it provides context for his scholarship. One

Clare Huntington The United States spends 22 billion a year on a child welfare system that routinely disrupts or breaks up families. According to Professor Clare Huntington, this is a poor use of our

Ethan J. Leib Families benefit from a wide array of legal protections, but why dont friends Professor Ethan Leibs scholarship contends that friendships could benefit from better legal attention. If fr

Carl Minzner Over the past three decades, China has pursued massive legal reforms reopening courts, promulgating new laws, and training a new generation of legal talent. Professor Carl Minzner wants t

Fordham Features Twos Company, Threes Fellowship These young alumni make an impressive crowd. I n 2011, only 29 students across the country were awarded Skadden Fellowships, a prestigious twoyear aw

In October 2010, Dan Hafetz 10 began his fellowship with Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, primarily working with Cypress Hill Local Development Corporation on its Cypress Hills Verde initiative

Fordham Features Giving back, Giving Her All Whether in private practice or the public sector, Karla Sanchez 95 does herself justice. Sanchez also noted that there have been stark changes in her dai

During her time at Patterson, she was named the first Hispanic Partner in the firms history. Throughout her legal career, Sanchez has been very active in the Hispanic community, including a fouryear s

Fordham Features Class Act For Professor Howard Erichson, complex litigation is not so complex. Stores Inc. v. Dukes, in which the court decided, in a 54 ruling, that the retailers 1.5 million femal

many forms that massive lawsuits can take when you have thousands of plaintiffs on one side. In the article, Erichson and Zipursky explored the issues of consent versus closurehow defendants demand cl

1 1 2 3 4 PHOTO alBUM 34 Groundbreaking On May 2, 2011, more than 600 guests celebrated the official groundbreaking for Fordham Universitys new law school and undergraduate residence hall. The 2

5 5 6 7 8 76 5 9 7 10 11 1 James E. Tolan 62 and former Dean John Feerick 61 look over historic Law School photos. 2 Pei Cobb architectural design Partner Yvonne Szeto right shows a model o

News Fordham Law Revises 1L Curriculum In contemporary society, legislatures and agencies promulgate at least as much law as commonlaw and constitutional courts. In order to familiarize Fordham Law st

John Wolff 76 Honored at Annual Luncheon In March 2011, 539 alumni and guests gathered in the Grand Ballroom of the WaldorfAstoria for the 62nd Annual Luncheon sponsored by the Fordham Law Alumni Asso

Reunion Recap The classes of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006 celebrated their Reunion at the WaldorfAstoria in May. The classes mingled in the Grand Ballroom during a co

The Next Leaders in the Law On May 22, the Law School held its 104th graduation ceremony at the Jacob Javits Center. The largest graduating class in the Schools history650received 433 J.D. and 217 LL.

When in Rome... Following the successful launch of the European alumni chapter in Berlin last year, Fordham Law alumni gathered in Rome for a twoday academic program and dinner in June. The program, T

Class Notes 51 Frank P. Lucianna has been selected by the New Jersey State Bar Association as Professional Lawyer of the Year. Lucianna has also been selected for the Lifetime Lawyer Achievement Awar

John D. Feerick 61 John D. Feerick, Professor and former Dean of Fordham Law, received the American Bar Associations Robert J. Kutak Award on August 5. The Kutak Award is given annually to honor an in

72 Denis Cronin has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees for Colgate University. William Schuber, former Bergen County Executive, was welcomed as the newest member of the Port Authority Board o

79 David L. Glass has joined Moses Singer LLP as Counsel in the banking and finance and litigation groups. Hon. Christopher P. Lee has retired as a U.S. Administrative Law Judge and now teaches gramm

82 Hon. Arthur J. Gonzalez will retire as Chief Judge of the New York Bankruptcy Court to become a Senior Fellow at NYU Law. In addition to teaching bankruptcy law courses, Judge Gonzalez will serve a

James A. Resila, an attorney at Carter Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney Laird P.C., has been selected by New York Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in New York for 2011. Resila focus

nick Katsoris, General Counsel of the Red Apple Group in New York, acclaimed author, and founder of the Loukoumi book series, was interviewed for the Greek Reporter in June 2011. Seth Popper has accep

Tracey Spencer Walsh has published two articles in Autism Spectrum News. The Winter 2011 article is titled Parents Give the IEP Team Quality Evaluations with Recommendations and the Spring 2011 articl

Willard Shih, an attorney at Wilentz, Goldman Spitzer P.A., was recently named to New Jersey Law Journals 40 Under 40 list for 2011. 97 Adam M. Endick has joined Kasowitz, Benson, Torres Friedman L

nolan E. Shanahan has been named Special Counsel at Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman Leonard P.A. He concentrates his practice in general commercial litigation and has represented clients in a broad rang

benjamin Y. Koenigsberg has been elected Partner at the New York office of Chadbourne and Parke LLP. Koenigsberg concentrates his practice on project development, financings, publicprivate partnership

Mauricio A. Espaa has joined Dechert LLP. Prior to joining Dechert, Espaa was an associate at Mayer Brown LLP. Desiree Fusco was recently promoted to Partner at Bondi Iovino Fusco. Desiree heads the

06 Francesca Don Angelo joined BNY Mellon as counsel in the Corporate Securities and Disclosure Group. Seth P. bender has authored the book Negotiating Skills for the ISDA Master Agreement The Essenti

In Memoriam Geraldine Ferraro 60, 19352011 Geraldine Ferraro died on March 26, 2011, of multiple myeloma. A longtime member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Ferraro was the first female vice pr

In Memoriam Charles K. Stoeppler 39 Stephen LaSala 40 John Spata, Sr. 40 Hon. Frederick C. Kentz, Jr. 43 John H. McDonald 44 J. Stanley Sheridan 45 Frank E. Curley 46 Hon. Robert E. Gaynor 46 Robert L

Colleen b. Ferris 05 was recently married to Michael Ferris in Spring Lake, New Jersey. Sheila M. Fitzpatrick 05 and Matthew P. Germond were married by Father Kenneth Calder on August 7, 2010, at Our

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140 West 62nd Street New York, NY 10023 Fordham Law celebrated the launch of the Center on National Security, directed by Karen J. Greenberg far left middle, on October 25, 2011, with a discussion of