Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Stein Scholars Program

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Resolution Details

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Stein
Scholars Program established by Fordham University School of Law's Louis
Stein Center for Law and Ethics on June 6, 2013

WHEREAS, Fordham Law School's Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics
established the Stein Program 20 years ago to support and educate law
students who are committed, in the words of the Law School's motto, to
practicing law "in the service of others"; and
WHEREAS, The Stein Scholars Program selects approximately 20 students
from each entering Fordham Law School class to participate in the
Program throughout the time they attend Law School; and
WHEREAS, Interning in public interest law offices and participating in
student volunteer organizations, Stein Scholars collectively contribute
more than 10,000 hours of public service each year; and
WHEREAS, Through their regular presentation of programs on contempo-
rary issues of public interest law and their establishment of and lead-
ership in other student organizations, Stein Scholars have enhanced
Fordham Law School's efforts to train students dedicated to public
service and committed to the highest professional and ethical values;
WHEREAS, Stein Scholars have undertaken specialized academic work in
public interest law and ethics to educate themselves for future careers
in which they will employ their skills and knowledge to improve their
communities and the lives of its members; and
WHEREAS, Graduates of the Stein Scholars Program, as attorneys and
public citizens, have gone on to serve the public countless ways,
including through positions in federal, state, and local government
agencies, through service to vulnerable and low-income clients who seek
fulfillment of basic human needs such as housing, medical care and fair
work conditions, by protecting public safety and defending individual
liberty, by promoting civil rights, environmental justice, and other
causes, through efforts to improve the law and the legal profession, and
through volunteer work and civic engagement in their communities; and
WHEREAS, Over the past 20 years, the Stein Scholars Program has bene-
fited from the dedication of its faculty and directors, from the support
of the Fordham Law School administration, and from the generosity of the
late Louis Stein and his friends and family, including his wife, the
late Bess Stein, their three daughters, Ruth Nathanson, Audrey Merves,
and the late Marilyn Bellet, and his grandchildren and great-grandchil-
dren; and
WHEREAS, 20 years after its establishment, the Stein Scholars Program
has grown into a strong, ongoing professional community of students and
graduates who support each other's effort to serve the public and who,
through their work, daily reaffirm the ideal of law as a public calling;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the Stein Scholars Program established by Fordham University
School of Law's Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics for 20 years of
public service; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics.


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