Founded in 1976, the Louis Stein Center examines the critical role of lawyers in building a more just society, and explores how ethical values inform and improve the legal profession. The Stein Center supports a wide range of conferences, publications and independent research. We encourage dialogue on a variety of issues, including immigration policy, arbitration and mediation, the lawyer's role in a contemporary democracy, judicial independence, and lawyers and governance. Above all, we seek to promote an understanding of “ethical legal practice” that goes beyond adherence to the rules set forth in professional codes of conduct.
The Stein Scholars Program is the Law School's flagship program in public interest law and ethics. Stein Scholars work with each other and with members of the Fordham community to serve the public in both legal settings and through volunteer efforts.
We are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Stein Scholars Program! Alumni and friends of the Stein Scholars should save the date for a reception on the evening of June 6, 2013. Contact Sherri Levine for more details.