Alissa Black-Dorward
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Telephone: 212-636-7694


Alissa joined the Fordham Law Library in September 2008, as a reference librarian. She obtained her law degree from the University of British Columbia, in Canada, and worked in Vancouver as a litigator for over 3 years. She obtained an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and an MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She interned at the Hansard Society and the Royal Institute for International Affairs in London, as well as the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. She was a firm librarian at Baker Botts LLP in Washington DC, before joining Fordham. Alissa's interests include corporate, securities and banking law as well as Chinese law and politics. Alissa is also the Empirical Research Specialist in the library, assisting faculty with empirical research design and analysis. Professional Affiliations: American Association of Law Libraries


BA, McGill University, 1992 LLB, University of British Columbia, 1997 MSc, London School of Economics, 2002 MLS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2006"