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Former judge discusses legal system with Mount Pre-Law students

February 22, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Retired Magistrate Judge Mark D. Fox, U.S. District court, Southern District of N.Y., discussed his 20-year judicial career with Mount Pre-Law students on February 15 at the college

Retired Magistrate Judge Mark D. Fox, U.S. District court, Southern District of N.Y., discussed his 20-year judicial career with Mount Pre-Law students on February 15 at the college. 

 

Mount Saint Mary College Pre-Law students enjoyed insights into the legal system from retired Magistrate Judge Mark D. Fox, U.S. District court, Southern District of N.Y., on Thursday, February 15.

Fox drew from 20 years of experience (1988 – 2008) in the position to discuss the New York State court system and the nuts and bolts of a judicial career.  

“Judges decide disputes and legal issues, and they decide them in accordance with the system of justice and the rule of law,” Fox explained. Television programs, he said, often don’t capture the dignity and adherence to law found in real court proceedings.

Fox is the father of Michael L. Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and Pre-Law advisor at the Mount. On March 8 at 6:30 p.m., the professor will moderate a panel discussion, “The Business & Law of Sports and Entertainment in the Hudson Valley,” at the college. The event is free and open to the public. 

The panel will discuss the business and law associated with the growing world of sports and entertainment in the Hudson Valley. The panelists are Rob Affuso, president of the Soulsystem Orchestras and former drummer for the band Skid Row (1987 – 1998); Russell Ger, conductor for the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra; Brandon Steiner, founder and CEO of Steiner Sports; R. Scott Russell, assistant professor of Sports Management at Mount Saint Mary College; and Gary M. Schuester, Esq., partner at Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP. 

 

Retired Magistrate Judge Mark D. Fox, U.S. District court, Southern District of N.Y., discussed his 20-year judicial career with Mount Pre-Law students on February 15 at the college
Retired Magistrate Judge Mark D. Fox, U.S. District court, Southern District of N.Y. (right) with his son, Michael L. Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and Pre-Law advisor at the Mount.