Professors at Fordham University School of Law whose work touches anything related to citiesfrom land use to social justicewill now have a forum to discuss how their work intersects. The school is launching the Fordham Urban Law Center to support urban-focused legal research and host scholarly exchanges on pressing issues faced by metropolitan areas. "It's a way to advance a scholarly dialogue on how the law impacts cities and the way cities impact the law," Fordham law professor Nestor Davidson, who will direct the center, said in an interview.
The center's aim is to bring together faculty and clinicians who work on environmental justice, affordable housing law, local government law and other areas to influence urban law, while also providing more avenues for students who want to launch careers in those areas. "It's a great opportunity to find policy areas where we can add new insights and advance the conversation," Davidson said.