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Centers & Institutes

Fordham Law's centers and institutes are a tangible expression of the School's motto: "In the service of others."

They advance scholarship on critical legal issues. They provide hands-on training and continuing legal education. They deliver desperately needed legal services to the poor.

Each year, our centers and institutes present an astonishing array of public programs that draw audiences from across the nation and around the globe. In recent years, the School has welcomed a range of distinguished guests including a former U.S. President; leading jurists, including Supreme Court Justices from Australia, Ghana, Pakistan, and the United States; award-winning authors and journalists from CNN, NBC, CBS, New York Times, New Yorker, and Harper's; and public servants from the U.S. Department of Justice and regulatory agencies.

Research projects and reports completed by our centers and institutes shape policy and legislation in fields as diverse as human rights, intellectual property, securities, housing, privacy, and professional responsibility and ethics.

Our centers and institutes enrich the lives of students and alumni by exploring the relationships among the law, lawyers, society, and culture.

Be a game changer for centers and institutes.

Invest in centers and institutes via the Fordham Law Fund. When you make your gift online, simply specify the center or institute you wish to support as your Fund Choice.

Make an endowed or a corporate gift to support centers and institutes. You can make a transformative gift to support the work of our centers and institutes by making an endowed gift—one that is invested and pays dividends for decades. In addition, corporate gifts provide valuable support for the research and programmatic initiatives of our centers and institutes. To learn more about endowed gifts, please contact Briank Lenker at 212-636-6569 or blenker@law.fordham.edu.