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Amelia (Amy) J. Uelmen
Founding Director


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Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Biography: Amy Uelmen joined Fordham Law in 2001 as the Director of the Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer's Work. She has taught the lecture in Professional Responsibility as well as seminars in Religious Lawyering, Catholic Social Thought and the Law, and Catholic Social Thought and Economic Justice.

Her scholarship focuses on how Catholic social thought might shed light on tort law, legal ethics and legal education, and how principles of dialogue might inform debates about religion in the public square. She coordinates the Institute's interfaith track and its Catholic Lawyer's Program.

From 1996 through 2000, Ms. Uelmen worked as associate in Arnold & Porter's New York office, primarily in the areas of products liability and commercial litigation. She has been active as an organizer for the Focolare Movement's efforts to build bridges between people of different faiths. She has also worked as a consultant for the Focolare's Economy of Communion project in which businesses operate according to principles of responsibility to the larger community and share profits with the poor.

Education: Georgetown University, BA 1990, JD 1993; Fordham University, MA (Theology) 2009

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