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February 14, 2017

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Brown Bag Lunch Series: Resisting Spacial Apartheid in the Global City

New Yorkers are all too familiar with the challenges posed by rising housing costs – more than half of residents in the City today are considered excessively rent burdened.  But, this is increasingly a global problem affecting cities in the developed and developing world alike. What drives this phenomenon? What consequences does it have? What legal and regulatory tools can governments use to combat it?

Gavin Silber will address these questions, and also discuss activism underway in South Africa to compel the state to play a stronger role in regulating property markets. Apartheid left South Africa with what are today some of the world’s most spatially divided cities. Nowhere is this inequality more evident than in Cape Town – a City recently ranked as having the third highest property inflation rate in the world.

Gavin is a South African urban planner with a decade of experience working in social movements. He is a founding member and past director of the the Social Justice Coalition – a Cape Town based social movement that campaigns for improved public services in informal settlements.  He recently worked with Ndifuna Ukwazi to launch its Reclaim The City campaign to reverse spatial Apartheid in Cape Town through more progressive housing and spatial planning policy.

Gavin is currently in the United States to launch Equal Cities – a new initiative focused on channeling progressive research and training support to urban social movements working for radical change.

The Leitner Center is cosponsoring this event with the Urban Law Center.

Kosher pizza will be served.

Location: Room 3-09, Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Concurrent 10/10 Workshops
Four concurrent sessions:
Jim Cohen, “The Importance and Value of Critique to Expert Lawyering,” Room 4-06
Jeff Colon, “The Great ETF Tax Swindle: The Taxation of In-Kind Redemptions,” Room 4-07
Janet Freilich, “Prophetic Examples,” Room 4-08
Jae Lee, “Proving Moral Elements,” Room 4-09

Boxed lunches will be available in Room 4-09, starting at noon.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Follow-up on the Public Interest Legal Career (PILC) Fair

Follow-up on the Public Interest Legal Career Fair

Thursday, February 9th, 12:30- 1:30 PM in Room 3-01   

Pizza will be served


Hope you were able to attend the Public Interest Legal Career Fair (PILC Fair) and if so, had a positive experience. 

Follow-up with the employers you met there is crucial—and we’re to help you do that.  Come to this Program.


We’ll discuss:

• next steps on following up with employers who were at the Fair

• how to handle offers

• how to expand your job search

• summer funding available 


This is the height of the summer recruiting season, make the most of it.  It’s also an important time for the graduating class to be building relationships with the employers they most want. 


Questions? Contact Leah Horowitz at

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Law School Tour
A guided tour of the Law School will be hosted by a current Fordham Law student. The tour should last between 30-45 minutes. You must register online at least 24 hours in advance to secure a spot. Please have a state-issued form of identification to gain access to the building.

Your tour guide will meet you in the lobby of the Law School by the Fordham University seal.

Please note: Your tour will begin, promptly, at the time for which it is scheduled, so it is best to arrive a few minutes early.

We look forward to your visit!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Revisiting Guantanamo Bay
Please join the Center on National Security for a panel discussion on the future of Guantanamo Bay under the next administration.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fordham Law School, 2nd Floor

150 West 62nd Street


Carol Rosenberg has been a staff correspondent with the Miami Herald since Sept. 1, 1990, and has served as Middle East correspondent, Washington correspondent, Foreign Affairs writer and Military Affairs correspondent. She has covered the Guantanamo Bay detention center and related controversies since before the first prisoners arrived there on January 11, 2002, and is the lone journalist to document the operations from the earliest days until the present.

Ambassador Lee Wolosky is Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure at the United States Department of State. He has extensive experience in and out of government dealing with the most complicated problems at the juncture of national security, foreign policy and the law. His previous government positions include Director for Transnational Threats on the National Security Council under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.

Michel Paradis is currently a senior attorney with the Military Commissions Defense Organization at the United States Department of Defense. In that role, he is regularly appointed to represent detainees held at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has argued numerous cases before the nation’s highest courts including, al Bahlul v. United States and Al Nashiri v. Obama.

Hina Shamsi is the Director of the ACLU’s National Security Project. She has litigated cases upholding the freedoms of speech and association, and challenging targeted killing, torture, unlawful detention, and discrimination against racial and religious minorities. She previously worked as a Staff Attorney in the National Security Project and was the Acting Director of Human Rights First's Law & Security Program.

Karen J. Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law. She is the author most recently of Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State. She is also the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days (2009), which was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post. Greenberg is the Editor-in-Chief of the Stroz Friedberg Cyber Brief and The Soufan Group Morning Brief.

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