Founded in 2012, the Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School seeks to investigate and improve the role of the law and legal systems in contemporary urbanism. It promotes an interdisciplinary understanding of the legal, governance, and regulatory aspects of urban environments by advancing collaborative research and scholarship, organizing local and global convenings, and supporting knowledge sharing, career pathways and pedagogy in the world of urban law. In particular, the Center’s efforts focus on forces that shape urban inequality and urban innovation, targeting the most pressing issues facing our nation’s cities and their metropolitan regions.
Jessica Rose, Executive Director, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
Prior to serving as Brooklyn A’s Executive Director, Jessica Rose joined the organization in 2004 as a staff attorney and became Director of the Community & Economic Development Program in 2008. She was previously an associate at the public finance firm Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP. Jessica holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies from SUNY Buffalo. She is admitted to practice in New York. She is fluent in Spanish. Jessica brings to her work her determination, loyalty, and humor. Her favorite place in NYC is the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.