U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Renquist will receive the 1999 Fordham-Stein Prize Tuesday, October 26, 8:30 p.m., in the Terrace Room at the Plaza Hotel, 59th Street and Fifth Avenue. The Fordham-Stein Prize, established in 1975 by the Fordham University School of Law, is given each year to “A member of the legal profession whose work exemplifies the highest standards of professional conduct, promotes the advancement of justice, and brings credit to the profession by emphasizing in the public mind the positive contribution of lawyers to our society and to our democratic system.”
Previous Fordham-Stein Prize winners include George W. Mitchell, Warren E. Burger, Marian Wright Edelman, Sandra Day O’Connor, Cyrus Vance and Warren M. Christopher. The Fordham-Stein Prize is administered through the Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham Law School, the leading center in the nation for the discussion and study of ethical and professional issues for lawyers. It also includes the Stein Institute and the Stein Scholars Program.
The Fordham University School of Law opened in 1905 and has more than 13,000 alumni practicing in all 50 states and throughout the world.