Fordham Law’s Feerick Center for Social Justice recently has received a $100,000 gift from the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation. The gift will fund two fellowships a year for five years for Fordham Law students to engage in public service work related to women and children’s issues in New York.
“These fellowships at the Feerick Center will offer Fordham Law students an invaluable opportunity to engage in critical public interest work,” said Karen Deasy, director of major gifts. “We at the law school are very grateful to the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation for their generous gift.”
The New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation Fellows will help the Feerick Center continue its important social justice work while simultaneously fulfilling the tripartite mission of the foundation:
• eliminating gender bias and other forms of discrimination from
the legal system and legal profession;
• promoting the social and economic equality, safety, and well being
of women and children; and
• addressing the unmet needs of women and children.
Karen Mitchell, president of the foundation’s board, said, “The board of the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation are excited to be able to support the important work of the Feerick Center, especially its work on poverty-related legal issues that often determine the equality, safety, and well being of women and children.”