NEW YORK — Rep. Vito Fossella (LAW ’93) of New York introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives on May 5 to honor Fordham School of Law during its centennial year, calling it “one of the largest, most diverse and most respected law schools in the Nation.” The resolution cited the achievements of Fordham Law faculty and alumni and the commitment by the school’s alumni, faculty and students to perform 100,000 hours of public pro bono work as part of the centennial celebration. The full text of the resolution is available on the Law School’s web page.
The centennial celebration began last fall, with a gala at Gotham Hall and a two-day symposium at the Law School on the 30-year Supreme Court career of Justice John Paul Stevens, who addressed an audience in the McNally Amphitheatre on Sept. 30, one day after swearing in John G. Roberts Jr. as the 17th chief justice of the United States. On Sept. 28, more than 1,000 guests celebrated the Law School’s 100th anniversary at Gotham Hall in Manhattan, including Geraldine Ferraro (LAW ’60), former congresswoman and U.S. vice presidential candidate; Edward Koch, former mayor of New York City; Judith S. Kaye, chief justice of the New York Court of Appeals; Edward R. Korman, chief judge of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; Michael B. Mukasey, chief judge for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; and John M. Walker Jr., chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals, second circuit.
Fordham University School of Law was founded in 1905, and has more than 14,000 alumni practicing in all 50 states and throughout the world. Over the past 100 years, Fordham Law School has secured a place as a national leader in corporate law, international law, alternate dispute resolution, legal history, human rights law, clinical education and legal ethics.