Dean's Report to Alumnifor the Academic Year 1972—73, 4, box 24, folder
Dean's Reports 1971-1989, Fordham Law School Papers, Walsh Library,
Fordham University (hereafter cited as FLS, FU). In reporting a tribute to Dean
Fuller on his ...
Author: Robert J. Kaczorowski
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
"This book is an institutional and intellectual history of Fordham Law School recounted in the context of legal education generally. It is unique in identifying the factors that determine a law school's academic quality and in recounting the activities of the ABA and AALS in assuring adequate funding to maintain academic standards"--
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
Author: Dennis J. Kenny
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
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.”
of New York amended the charter of St. John's College to reflect its new status as
a university. The corporate name of the institution was officially changed to
Fordham University and the name of the undergraduate department was
changed to ...
Author: Thomas J. Shelley
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Based largely on archival sources in the United States and Rome, this book documents the evolution of Fordham from a small diocesan college into a major American Jesuit and Catholic university. It places the development of Fordham within the context of the massive expansion of Catholic higher education that took place in the United States in the twentieth century. This was reflected at Fordham in its transformation from a local commuter college to a predominantly residential institution that now attracts students from 48 states and 65 foreign countries to its three undergraduate schools and seven graduate and professional schools with an enrollment of more than 15,000 students. This is honest history that gives due credit to Fordham for its many academic achievements, but it also recognizes that Fordham shared the shortcomings of many Catholic colleges in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There was an ongoing struggle between Jesuit faculty who wished to adhere closely to the traditional Jesuit ratio studiorum and those who recognized the need for Fordham to modernize its curriculum to meet the demands of the regional accrediting agencies. In recent decades, like virtually all American Catholic universities and colleges, the ownership of Fordham has been transferred from the Society of Jesus to a predominantly lay board of trustees. At the same time, the sharp decline in the number of Jesuit administrators and faculty has intensified the challenge of offering a first-rate education while maintaining Fordham’s Catholic and Jesuit identity. June 2016 is the 175th anniversary of the founding of Fordham University, and this comprehensive history of a beloved and renowned New York City institution of higher learning will help contribute to celebrating this momentous occasion.
Selections from the Sesquicentennial Oral History Project Fordham University.
Office of the Sesquicentennial. REV . EUGENE J . O ' BRIEN , S . J . JOHN C .
OLIN. Rev . Eugene J . O ' Brien , S . J . , began his Fordham career as an
Author: Fordham University. Office of the Sesquicentennial
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
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.