Fordham Urban Law Journal

A bimonthly legal book published by the law school at Fordham University. Each issue focuses on a single topic, and publishes original research, critical pieces, and long-form essays related to that topic.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 6, August

Beyond Economically Targeted Investments: Redefining the Legal Framework of Pension Fund Investments in Low-to-Moderate Income Residential Real Estate
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. (1) INTRODUCTION The greatest reservoir of our nation's wealth, pension funds, have long been...
Counseling the Client: An Administrator's View
INTRODUCTION It is unusual to talk or write of a natural law approach to counseling the client. There is a good reason for this. Natural law, according to Thomas Aquinas, is of primary importance, not to lawyers, but to legislators. According to...
Do the Clothes Make the Man? Implications of a Witness' Status in the Determination of Probable Cause
A couple walks up to a convenience store. The man waits in front of the store while his female companion goes inside to purchase a soda. The store's security guard follows the woman to the back of the store, verbally harasses her and makes suggestive...
Freedom of Expression in New York State: What Remains of People Ex Rel. Arcara V. Cloud Books Inc.?
INTRODUCTION Legal but unpopular forms of expression have long been afforded substantial protection under the New York State Constitution. (1) Fifteen years ago, in People ex rel. Arcara v. Cloud Books, Inc., (2) the New York Court of Appeals set...
International Law Clients: The Wisdom of Natural Law
INTRODUCTION Academic and professional interest in international law has soared in the last several decades. The number of students now desiring to study this field has necessitated the introduction of a wide variety of courses into law school curricula....
Is COPA a Cop out? the Child Online Privacy Protection Act as Proof That Parents, Not Government, Should Be Protecting Children's Interests on the Internet
The real danger is not pornography. The biggest danger is meeting strangers on line--being molested or killed. (1) INTRODUCTION The Internet (2) is a rapidly growing tool that enables children and adults alike to instantly access information,...
Is Twenty-Two Months beyond the Best Interest of the Child? ASFA's Guidelines for the Termination of Parental Rights
INTRODUCTION Chris Congdon was two years old when he and his three-year-old brother were placed in foster care. (1) The boys' mother, Christine DiPerna, was mildly retarded and suffered from depression. (2) Their father was a diabetic-asthmatic...
Making Lawyers Good People: Possibility or Pipedream?
Law schools are like medieval monasteries. We seclude our novices from the world, give them sacred texts.... We give them ritual incantations ... to perform when their faith flags. Unlike other monasteries, however, we have no holy songs, for our faith...
Natural Law, Marriage, and the Thought of Karol Wojtyla
INTRODUCTION At the mid-point of the last century, Dean Roscoe Pound wrote that the legal profession constituted "a learned art as a common calling in the spirit of public service." (1) Yet, contrary to this wonderfully noble appreciation of our...
The Hyde Amendment and Prosecutorial Investigation: The Promise of Protection for Criminal Defendants
INTRODUCTION Kermit Bunn appeared before a federal grand jury in response to a subpoena requiring him to certify the authenticity of corporate documents. (1) He refused to take the oath on the grounds that the prosecutor was not licensed to practice...