November Update

This academic year we have decided to suspend the Jamaica field study due to a decrease in available resources to support the field study. This year, UJ will still be holding its winter field study to Nicaragua and its spring field study to the Dominican Republic. Kali Peterson will be leading the Nicaragua trip, and David Levy and Joanna Zdanys will be leading the Dominican Republic trip. This year, we received more applications than ever, all of whom were extremely qualified. Unfortunately, this year we were only able to take seven participants on each trip.

Last Friday night, UJ members put on the third annual PIRC Ball. This year’s theme was Prohibition. It was an incredibly successful, enjoyable event and had a great turn-out from the student body.

UJ’s next event will be a post-1L Long Memo party on Monday November 21st at Bar Nine on Ninth Ave. between 53rd and 54th.

Upcoming Events

Thank you to all those who came out last night to Lincoln Park to support UJ’s mission. We had a very successful evening and enjoyed meeting the new 1Ls at Fordham Law.

Moving forward, we are gearing up towards our next November fundraiser event (on 11/11/11), a massive party hosted by the PIRC student groups. It’s going to be one of the biggest events of the year, with food and beverages furnished by local supporters.

Last, if you are applying for a UJ field study, informal interviews will be held over the next two weeks. More information to come via email.

Application for UJ Field Studies

If you are interested in participating in a UJ field study either to Nicaragua over winter break or Jamaica or the Dominican Republic over spring break (or if you have an idea for a new field study), please fill out the application and send it to by Thursday September 29th.

UJ 2011-2012 Application

Fundraiser Bar Night

This Thursday UJ will be having its first fundraiser Bar Night at Lincoln Park. $5 donation gives you happy hour specials all night. $3 Bud Light, $4 well drinks. 7:30pm to close

Fall 2011

UJ will be holding two information sessions in the next two weeks to share with the Fordham community what it is UJ does. At the meetings we’ll give a background of UJ, share our field study experiences, screen some of the documentary we shot while on our Dominican Republic field study last spring, and answer any questions.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 12:30pm in Room 303
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 5:00pm, Room TBA

We also have a few fundraiser events coming up in the fall semester, to be posted soon.

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone!  UJ is starting to get in the full swing of things with the new academic year.  Our executive board for the year consists of:

Andy Cabasso
Colin Missett
Pamela Terry
Anne Kelsey
David Levy
Joanna Zdanys
Kali Peterson
Reva Narula

We’re looking forward to starting the new year, planning our UJ field studies, and selecting our field study participants.

Microfinance Fund

UJ is working with Northeastern University in Boston, MA to raise $25,000 to create a microfinance bank in the Dominican Republic and support the Cruz Verde and Mata Los Indios communities we’ve worked in.  The $25,000 will provide microloans for the community and help its members start small businesses with the hopes of exiting poverty. See Northeastern Microfinance Fund for more information.

Bar Night – Thurs Feb. 3rd

Hey Guys,

We are having a bar night on Thurs. Feb 3rd at Lincoln Park.

Welcome Back

Welcome back from break everyone.  The Nicaragua group had a successful trip and will be reporting on it soon.

Thanksgiving / Post-Memo Bar Night

Stressed about the long memo?  It’s almost done!  And to celebrate the completion of the long memo, Universal Justice is hosting a long memo social that night.  So if you haven’t seen your friends in too long and want to get together before the Thanksgiving break, come down to Sway to help support a good cause and de-stress with other 1Ls (2Ls and 3Ls are of course welcome).

There will be a $5 charge at the door, and that gets you a half-price deal.  Sway will also have a DJ Monday night, so it should be a great time.

Quick info:

What: Long Memo Social
When: Monday, November 22, 2010 from 8pm-11pm
Where: Sway, 305 Spring Street (just a quick walk from the 1 or C trains)
Why: To celebrate the end of the long memo and get together before the Thanksgiving break

Good luck!  Hope to see everyone there!


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