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Law School’s Crowley Program Establishes Tolan Fellowship


James Tolan (FCRH ’59, LAW ’62), senior counsel at the law firm of Dechert LLP.
Photo courtesy of Dechert LLP

The Crowley Program in International Human Rights has established the James E. Tolan Fellowship in International Human Rights that will fund a Fordham University Law School graduate to work for an international human rights organization for a year.

The fellowship is named in honor of James Tolan, LL.B. (FCRH ’59, LAW ’62), senior counsel at the law firm of Dechert LLP. A longtime supporter of the Crowley Program, Tolan is a member of the board of directors of the Fordham Law Alumni Association and served as its president from 1986 to 1990. He is the recipient of the association’s Medal of Achievement and the Dean’s Medal of Recognition.

The first recipient of the fellowship is Brian Honnermann, who will earn his law degree in May. Honnermann, who was a 2005-2006 Crowley Scholar, will work with the Treatment Action Campaign and the AIDS Law Project, two of South Africa’s leading organizations in the effort to treat and prevent HIV and AIDS.


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