Fordham Law

Fordham Law Welcomes International Participants for Summer Institute

July 12, 2012

On Monday, July 9, Fordham Law welcomed 111 participants from 31 countries and 6 continents for its Sixth Annual Summer Institute. The participants include law students, practicing attorneys, and judges. The group was greeted by co-directors of the Summer Institute, Assistant Dean Toni M. Fine and Professor Thomas H. Lee, as well by as Fordham University Provost Dr. Stephen Freedman.

"The Summer Institute is one of the most engaging programs run by our office," said Assistant Dean Fine. "The program brings together participants from all over the world who learn not only about our laws and legal system but about each others' laws and legal systems. The program fosters deep professional and personal connections among legal professionals from around the world."

This year's program includes sessions taught by Fordham Law faculty on introduction to the U.S. legal system, antitrust law, civil procedure, constitutional law, contract law, corporations, domestic arbitration, information technology law, intellectual property law, international arbitration, product liability law, securities regulation, and U.S. evidence and trial practice. In addition, a special lecture will be delivered by Fordham Law graduate Judge Denny Chin '78 of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Optional workshops to strengthen English skills will be offered on contract drafting and negotiation, legal research, legal memorandum writing, and litigation documents. Students also have the opportunity to attend sessions on applying to, and preparing for, an LL.M. program. 

The group is also scheduled to visit several institutions in order to learn more about various aspects of U.S. law and the U.S. legal system, including the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United Nations, and the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.