It was quite a fall for the Fordham University Law School, made even more memorable by visits from two U.S. Supreme Court Justices: Sandra Day O’Connor and William Rehnquist.
Justice O’Connor spent the day (Sept. 30) at Fordham, participating in a spirited question and answer session with law students. She discussed internship opportunities in the Supreme Court and controversial issues such as cameras in the courtroom. In the evening she gave the keynote address to the Law School’s Millennium Tribute Honoring Fordham Law Faculty.
In November, Chief Justice Rehnquist was the recipient of the 1999 Fordham-Stein Prize. Rehnquist, the 24th Stein Prize recipient, was chosen for setting high ethical standards during his 27 years in the legal profession. Rehnquist most recently presided over the second presidential impeachment trial in the nation’s history. In doing so, Law School Dean John Feerick says “he earned the gratitude and respect of individuals across the political spectrum.” Feerick adds, “with his wise and mature leadership he provided a much needed balance to the politics of the moment and helped restore public confidence in our government institutions at a very turbulent time.”
The Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham Law School is one of the nation’s leading centers for professional practice and legal ethics.