On April 17, 2012, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and former New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye delivered the Robert L. Levine Distinguished Lecture. The two former judges discussed, among other topics, the oft-criticized judicial election process in New York, its implications for the independence of the judiciary, and ways to modify the process to ensure impartial jurisprudence. The lecture took place in McNally Amphitheatre. The Law Review will publish a transcript of the lecture in Volume 81.
On February 13, 2012, the Law Review continued the John F. Sonnett Memorial Lecture Series with Kate O'Regan, Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. O'Regan discussed the formation and development on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
On April 8, 2011, the Law Review sponsored "Official and Municipal Liability for Constitutional and International Torts Today: Does the Roberts Court Have an Agenda?" Panelists discussed the development and implications of the official and municipal liability doctrines adopted by the Roberts Court.
On February 2, 2012, the Fordham Law Review hosted a panel discussion on the legal
challenges facing sex trafficking survivors in the United States. The
panelists explored the obstacles many survivors encounter in
criminal proceedings as well as potential civil suits. The dialogue focused on what collaborative efforts can be made to ensure the
survivor is cared for and can navigate the court system with ease and
Panelists: Hon. Toko Serita, Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York Bridgette Carr, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Law School Lori Cohen, Senior Attorney, Sanctuary for Families Amanda Kramer, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Moderator: Michael W. Martin, Associate Professor, Fordham University School of Law