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Law School Rings in 100 Years at New York Stock Exchange


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NYSENEW YORK (August 18, 2006) — Dean William Michael Treanor rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange this morning to commemorate the centennial year of Fordham University School of Law. The opening of the exchange was televised on Bloomberg On the Market and CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. Dean Treanor was joined at the podium by Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University, and distinguished law school alumni, faculty and staff.

The Law School, founded in 1905, has a 100-year history of leadership in legal education and public service. Located in New York City, the Law School’s faculty are ranked among the nation’s top 20 in six programs that span the breadth of legal education, and its student body ranks 15th nationally in academic qualifications.

The NYSE opening highlights a centennial year of achievement and scholarship at the Law School:

– Six new faculty chairs were established in advocacy; business law; international human rights; real estate, land use and property law; legal ethics, morality and religion; and urban legal issues.

– The Feerick Center for Social Justice and Dispute Resolution opened in July. The program is headed by John D. Feerick, J.D., Sidney C. Norris Chair of Law in Public Service and former dean of the Law School, and will bring under one roof a spectrum of legal and social justice work, ranging from policy formation and dispute resolution to direct legal services to the poor.

– The Forum on Law, Culture, and Society was established to unite influential artists and leading public figures in conversation with the general public, exploring law and justice, and how they are integrated into the broader culture.

– The School held a landmark symposium on the jurisprudence of United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and examined “A New Constitutional Order?”

– The Law School held centennial conferences that addressed complexities of race and law, and legal ethics and jurisprudence.

– Law School students, faculty and alumni exceeded their goal of contributing 100,000 hours of community service.

Fordham University School of Law 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.


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