The John F Sonnett Memorial Lectures at Fordham University School of Law

Dennis J. Kenny graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1961
where he served as an editor at the Fordham Law Review. He was associated
with the firm of Cleary Gottlieb and later was senior vice president and general
counsel ...

The John F  Sonnett Memorial Lectures at Fordham University School of Law

Author: Dennis J. Kenny

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823276651

Page: 480

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This book represents the distinguished Sonnett lecture series sponsored by Fordham’s Law School that has taken place for the last 45 years. In this collection, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, a Lord Chancellor of England, three Chief Justices of Ireland, a Chief Justice of South Africa, a President of the Supreme Court of Israel, and other leading judges and lawyers examine common law–based legal systems and underlying principles. The lectures encourage attorneys and society to improve the training of lawyers, respect the independence of the judiciary, place ethics at the forefront, question the efficacy of the criminal justice system, and explore the complex philosophical issues facing the judiciary. Taken as a whole, these lectures are a prescription for improvements and innovations throughout the legal system. The lectures were delivered by judges and lawyers who were involved in many of the most significant cases of the last half-century that strengthened individual rights and promoted access to justice. Each finds its deepest meaning in advancing the theme of Fordham Law School: “In the Service of Others.”

As I Remember Fordham

This volume contains seventy-five interviews with Fordham administrators, faculty, and staff who share their rememberances of the University.

As I Remember Fordham

Author: Fordham University. Office of the Sesquicentennial

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823213382

Page: 208

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This volume contains seventy-five interviews with Fordham administrators, faculty, and staff who share their rememberances of the University. The occasion for the project is Fordham's Sesquientennial celebration as the University completes its one-hundred and fiftieth year and the excerpts range from Fordham's earlier days to current events. Collectively, this book is an informal history of Fordham and its people, both as a community which is vital and growing, and a university whose past is rich in tradition. In a Message from the President, Rev. Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J. summarizes the importance of the project in this way, A university, like any great institution, transcends the experience of any single generation. At the same time, the people who make up the university shape the meaning of its tradition and give it heart and voice. Through this Oral History Project, many of the men and women who played important roles in Fordham's history express their own memories of the University. Each adds a special angle of vision on the many-sided life of Fordham. Their words, captured in living testimony and recorded in these excerpts, keep the sense of Fordham's past alive and help us translate that past into a promise for the future. For readers associated with the Fordham Community this volume captures this one-time event in a unique way. To any reader it offers an entertaining, insiders view of history of the Jesuit University of New York.