Alumni Honored At Annual PIRC Dinner

April 16, 2013

On April 12, Fordham Law’s Public Interest Resource Center honored several members of the Fordham community who have made a significant impact in public interest law and community
Louis Prieto '76, Theresa Mohan '90, and Michael Goldberger

Three alumni who have demonstrated their commitment to work on behalf of the disadvantaged were presented with the Louis J. Lefkowitz Public Interest Award. This year’s recipients were Michael J. Goldberger ’87, Chief of Civil Rights in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York; Theresa K. Mohan ’90, the Senior Regional Counsel and Global Pro Bono Lead for IBM Corporation; and Louis Prieto ’76, the Managing Attorney at the Monroe County Legal Assistance Center in Rochester.

Alexandra Berke '14 and Mary Gibbons '15

The award is named in honor of Louis J. Lefkowitz, a Fordham alumnus who, during his time as Attorney General of the State of New York, embodied the highest standards of public service.

Among others honored at the dinner were Clinical Associate Professor Michael W. Martin '92, who was named by members of the graduating class as Public Service Faculty Member of the Year, and Laura Gerace Rodriguez '13, the Public Service Valedictorian and the recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. Alexandra Berke '14 and Mary Gibbons '15 each received the Public Interest Student Award for their respective classes.

The Fordham Law graduating class of 2013 has performed over 144,000 hours of public service work through law school clinics, internships, community service, and pro bono work.
Professor Michael W. Martin '92 and Laura Gerace Rodriguez '13