AZRA OGUZ, '02, TURKEY
Hergüner Bilgen Özeke, Istanbul
Attorneys at Law
"At Fordham, I was very connected to an amazing group of fellow students and friends. In my firm, we have graduates from NYU and Columbia’s LLM programs, and the main advantage I have as a Fordham graduate is that I still correspond frequently with my friends in Italy, Germany, and all over the world. That network of relationships and knowledge about each of my friends’ countries, politics and social life has helped me with my clients. These connections gave me a vision, and the vision’s development accelerated after I studied at Fordham."
EUCHUNG UNG, '91, SINGAPORE
Counsel, Robinson & Cole LLP, Stamford, CT
"Fordham recognizes—more than other schools—that many of its LL.M. students come from outside the United States, and is very accommodating of the different cul-tures and backgrounds. The school goes the extra mile in helping its LL.M. students to further their legal careers—the connections with lawyers outside the school that the teaching staff at Fordham helped me make were instrumental in exposing me to different areas of American law practice, and allowed me to succeed as a lawyer in the United States."
DAN SELLA, '04, ISRAEL
Covington & Burling, New York
"Practice in New York is the most professional practice in the world. New York was the only city I con-sidered for my LL.M. I worked in a top law firm in Israel and thought that I was giving the client the best service possible. With my Fordham LL.M., I see that there’s a much higher potential. I’m now working with excellent lawyers, doing very interesting work on very high-profile cases. If I ever go back to work in Israel, I will have the abilities, the exposure and the experience of how to run big cases, that I don’t think I could have gained without my Fordham degree giving me access to New York."
FRANCESCA FLERI, '00, ITALY
Epstein Becker & Green, New York
Associate, Corporate & Securities practice
"Earning an LL.M. in the United States was a wonderful educational experience and significantly changed my way of approaching things. My experience studying in Italy was different. There, when you are in law school you mostly study statutory law. In the U.S., instead, you go through cases, and you can immediately see the application of principles of law. The professors push you and encourage you to reason to these facts; to look at how the change of this fact or that fact would have an impact on the result. Completing Fordham’s LL.M. program improved my way of expressing myself and changed my way of reasoning."
SUSANNE HEUBEL, '00, GERMANY
Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP,
New York, NY
"The Fordham LL.M. Program was the best part of my entire education. The selective size of the program and the openness of the professors and program staff towards all students made it an unforgettable experience, and, it helped me find a job!"
SERGIO ETCHART, '03, ARGENTINA
"Fordham opened my mind and gave me new opportunities. Learning U.S. and International Law with great professors and new friends was an outstanding experience. European Union Law center courses highly recommended. Although I returned to my country Argentina, I received job offers from 1st tier American law firms."
CLARA POMBO, '95, SPAIN
International Media & Content Alliances
Senior Manager, New Business Development & Marketing
"Having an LL.M. has made my approach much more international. I could have stayed in Spain and continued a career there, but by studying at Fordham, which had both great professors on the European law side and the American law side, I’ve been able to work in New York, in Brussels, and in London. The LL.M. had an effect in the type of law that I wanted to practice. It opened doors—to work at any organization that has some American links, it’s a very positive note to have studied in the states and in particular at Fordham."