Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law
The Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law is a student-run law journal published at Fordham University School of Law. It was established in 1995 as the Financial, Securities & Tax Law Forum and published the proceedings of its symposia. The Forum was converted into a full-fledged law journal in 2000. Since then, it has become the 425th most-cited American law journal out of a survey of 941 such publications. In 2005, an article published in the journal was cited as persuasive authority by the Supreme Court of the United States.
The journal allows first-year students two chances to "write on" to the journal: once in October and again in May as part of the school-wide journal writing competition. It also organizes a "Business Law Practitioners" speaker series in which alumni introduce students to various corporate practice areas. In addition, the journal works with the law school's Center for Corporate, Financial and Securities Law to organize the annual A. A. Somer, Jr. and DeStefano Lectures.
- John Doyle, Washington and Lee University, School of Law Library - Most-Cited Legal Periodicals: U.S. and selected non-U.S., 2005 rankings of law school journals.
- The article was To Shred or Not to Shred: Document Retention Policies and Federal Obstruction of Justice Statutes, by Christopher R. Chase, 8 Fordham J. Corp. & Fin. L. 721 (2003), cited in Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States, 544 U.S. 696 (2005).