Upcoming Events
Three Reasons to be Involved in a Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC") Humanitarian Crisis Resolution
February 1, 2011 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room 302, Fordham Law School, 140 W. 62nd St. New York, NY 10023 | Daniel McLaughlin | dmclaughlin13@law.fordham.edu
Civil Society and Legal Activism in China: The Public Health Challenge
February 24, 2011 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
12th Floor, Lowenstein Building, 113 West 60th Street | New York, NY | Joy Chia | jchia@law.fordham.edu

Past Events
The State of Asylum Law in the United States| January 25, 2011 12:30 PM

Please join us in welcoming Anwen Hughes, Senior Counsel and Deputy Director of Human Rights First's Refugee Protection Program, as she discusses her experiences working on behalf of asylum seekers in our Brown Bag Lunch Series.

Photo: United Nations PhotoAnwen Hughes helps oversee Human Rights First’s pro bono representation program for indigent asylum seekers. Anwen provides training and support to volunteers from law firms in New York and New Jersey who represent asylum seekers through our program and assists in Human Rights First’s local and national advocacy on asylum issues. She also provides information and legal services to asylum seekers in INS detention, and helps coordinate their legal representation.

(Photo: United Nations Photo)





The Federal Judicial Center and International Capacity Building: Sharing Experiences about Training Judges Globally to Improve Justice Delivery| January 24, 2011 12:30 PM

Leitner International Law Lecture Series

Moderated By: Professor Tracy Higgins
Professor of Law and Co-Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice


JUDGE BARBARA JACOBS ROTHSTEIN is a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington and was appointed Director of the Federal Judicial Center in 2003, by the Board of the Center, chaired by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. She was chief judge of the Western District of Washington from 1987-1994. A graduate Cornell University and Harvard Law School, Judge Rothstein has led the FJC on numerous judicial capacity building programs in partnership with the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School.

Space is limited, please RSVP to LBRIDGETT@law.fordham.edu

Leitner Center Holiday Party| November 30, 2010 05:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season and say goodbye to outgoing Crowley Fellow Katherine Hughes and Program Assistant Libby Mooers!

Using Microfinance to Alleviate Global Poverty| November 30, 2010 12:30 PM

Using Microfinance to Alleviate Global Poverty: Andrew Richards '95 will discuss his experiences with microfinance in Africa and Haiti, and will give an overview of microfinance and its successes and challenges. Mr. Richards will also address the macro role of domestic financial institutions in the field.

Andrew Richards '95, is currently a partner in the Corporate and Financial Institution Practice Group in the New York office of McCarter & English, LLP. Mr. Richards advised a network of microfinance institutions in Cameroon from 2003 to 2006 while on sabbatical from his legal career. Most recently, Mr. Richards helped create a microfinance institution in Haiti in the wake of January's earthquake. Additionally, Mr. Richards represents a major financial institution which is an active funding source for overseas microfinance institutions.

Film Screening: In the Land of the Free... | November 17, 2010 04:00 PM

The Leitner Center is excited to screen IN THE LAND OF THE FREE....

Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King—the Angola 3—have spent a combined century in solitary confinement in Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Targeted by prison officials for being members of the Black Panther Party and for fighting against terrible prison conditions, they were convicted of the murder of a prison guard, a verdict they continue to challenge and for which new evidence continues to emerge. In the Land of the Free... presents their ongoing story as dramatic events continue to unfold. Narrated by Samuel L Jackson.

This event is free and open to the public.  Snacks will be served.

For more information about the film, please visit the official website here.

This film is a selection from the Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival and the screening is co-sponsored by Fordham Law School's Prisoners' Rights Advocates.




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