The first Fordham Law School Commencement included addresses by President Rev. Daniel J. Quinn, S.J., The New York State Govenor, The Hon. Charles E. Hughes, an oration by Mr. Eugene F. McGee on "Law and the Legal Profession" and an address by Law School Dean, the Hon. Paul Fuller.
Paul Fuller, the first Dean of Fordham Law School, epitomized the school’s commitment to scholarship and public service. Fuller overcame significant personal obstacles to become an authority on international law.
In 1915, The Law School occupied the 27th and 28th floors of the Woolworth Building. Fordham Law accommodated a library, three large classrooms, the Dean's office, the Registrar's offices, and a smoking room.
John D. Feerick served as the heart and soul of Fordham Law School during his twenty year term as the Dean. Under his leadership, the Law School achieved national prominence for the outstanding quality of its faculty scholarship and greatly increased the involvement of its alumni.
Fordham Law School graduate '60, Geraldine Ferraro addresses Fordham Law School during the University's 150th anniversary year. Ferraro was the first female Vice Presidential candidate, running on the Democratic ticket with Walter Mondale in 1984.
Fordham celebrated the 75th anniversary of women's enrollment in 1993-1994. Among the distinguished graduates, women in the judiciary were, from left rear: Loretta A. Preska (c/o 1973), Cira Martinez (c/o 1979), Irene K. Duffy (c/o 1957), Renee R. Roth (c/o 1969), Sherry Klein Heitler (c/o 1976), and Jacqueline Winter Silberman