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Fordham School of Law is home to several centers and institutes that draw on the expertise of our faculty on various aspects of international law. Fordham is also host to some of the most well-attended and best-known international academic conferences in the United States.

It would be impossible to catalogue all of the many activities that take place around the Law School that bear on international or comparative legal issues. Here are just some of the highlights:

The Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center

The Brendan Moore Advocacy Center and the Brendan Moore Advocates Program were established to foster the teaching and study of lawyers as trial advocates. The Center was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Moore '72 in memory of his brother, Brendan Moore.

The Center on European Union Law

The Center provides a teaching and resource facility devoted to European Union law, as well as European Union and international antitrust.

Center on Law and Information Policy

The Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) was founded at Fordham Law to make significant contributions to the development of law and policy for the information economy and to teach the next generation of leaders. CLIP brings together scholars, the bar, the business community, technology experts, the policy community, students, and the public to address and assess policies and solutions for cutting-edge issues that affect the evolution of the information economy.

Center on National Security

Established in fall 2011, the Center on National Security engages in research, policy work, and public programming on cutting-edge issues related to national and global security, including cybersecurity.

Coalition for Debtor Education

The Coalition is a not-for-profit organization whose continuing mission is to assist consumers in understanding and improving their ability to manage their financial affairs.

Competition Law Institute

The Fordham Competition Law Institute (FCLI) provides internationally recognized, top rated programs on antitrust law and policy. Through its programs FCLI contributes to the discussion of a wide range of issues related to antitrust law and policy across jurisdictions, and to the development of better competition law enforcement in jurisdictions around the world.

Conflict Resolution & ADR Program

FordhamLaw's Conflict Resolution and ADR Program offers a unique opportunity to study conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) within the legal community.

Corporate Law Center

The Corporate Law Center explores the intersection of law and business. Prominent business people and leading scholars visit the Law School to discuss the intricacies of these two fields to students who are interested in the leading issues of business law.

Fashion Law Institute

The Fashion Law Institute, the world’s first fashion law center, will provide legal services for design students and designers, train the fashion lawyers and designers of the future, and offer information and assistance on issues facing the fashion industry.

Feerick Center for Social Justice

The Feerick Center’s mission is to help create social justice using innovative problem-solving techniques, including fact finding, policy research, legal analysis, convening, and consensus building.   

Forum on Law, Culture, and Society

The Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law School is a public humanities program that invites the general public to satisfy its intellectual curiosity on matters of law, justice, and civil society in an engaging, respectful town hall setting.

Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer's Work

The Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer's Work was established in 2001 as the culmination of Fordham's efforts to serve the increasing number of attorneys, judges, scholars and students who desire to integrate faith values and perspectives in the context of the challenges of legal practice. At a time when the role of religion in professional life and in the public square is hotly debated, the Institute aims to promote an open, positive and constructive dialogue on issues relating to religion and law. 

Intellectual Property Institute

The IP Institute fosters awareness of and encourages interest in cutting-edge issues in U.S., European, and Asian IP law as well as in multinational treaties and intergovernmental organizations. It brings visiting scholars and judges to Fordham Law and sponsors lectures, roundtables, and conferences, including the annual Intellectual Property Law and Policy Conference, now in its 18th year.

Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy

The Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy is a combined initiative of Fordham University's School of Law and Graduate School of Social Service, with participation from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Leitner Center for International Law and Justice

The mission of the Leitner Center is to contribute to the promotion of social justice around the world by encouraging knowledge of and respect for international law and international human rights standards in particular.

Public Interest Resource Center

The award-winning Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) is the hub of the Law School's public service program. For students interested in public interest careers and pro bono service, PIRC is the place for meaningful, rewarding, and practical legal work.

Stein Center for Law and Ethics

The Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics has endeavored to make ethics and public service integral to the study and practice of law.