Resurgence of Fordham Law School

Robert J. Kaczorowski

in Fordham University School of Law

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780823239559
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823239597 | DOI:
Resurgence of Fordham Law School

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Under Dean John D. Feerick the Law School made enormous progress toward restoring its former stature. He and Fordham University President Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J. resolved the conflict between the university and the ABA and AALS. Although the university continued to rely on the Law School to subsidize its operations, Dean Feerick supplemented the Law School’s tuition revenue with astonishing success in fund raising. The additional funding enabled the Law School to greatly expand and diversify, by gender, ethnicity, and race, its faculty and student body; to give greater emphasis to legal scholarship and to hire scholars who achieved national recognition; to expand the holdings and financial support of the law library; to increase physical plant; to expand the number and variety of elective courses, including courses taught from interdisciplinary perspectives and professional skills and live-client clinics; to significantly increase faculty support and student aid; to expand student activities and services, such as increasing the number of student-run journals and moot court teams, increasing the number of seminars and other opportunities for student research and writing, expanding career counseling and planning which resulted in more successful job placement; to expand opportunities in and financial support for public service by faculty and students; to make the Law Alumni Association more vital to the life of the Law School; to increase the number and importance of institutes, conferences, lectures, symposia, colloquia, and workshops; to establish graduate degree programs serving domestic and international students; to create exchange programs with foreign law schools.

Keywords: John D. Feerick; Joseph A. O’ are, S.J.; ABA and AALS; legal scholarship; curriculum; budget; fund-raising and development; faculty and student diversity; law alumni association; graduate degree programs; law library; public interest; legal ethics; career placement; institutes and programs

Chapter.  17714 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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