Fred Rooney is the director of the Community Legal Resource Network at City University of New York Law School, which supports a network of solo and small-firm attorneys in community-based practices in their efforts to increase access to civil justice in the New York City area.
He is also a partner in the small Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based law firm of Rooney and Mannicci LLC, and is committed to practicing pro bono law that focuses on international child abductions and lifesaving healthcare for children of needy parents.
A graduate of CUNY's first law class in 1986, he received his master's in bicultural and bilingual studies from Marywood College and his bachelor's in Latin American Studies from Moravian College, both in Pennsylvania.
He was awarded Moravian College's Haupert Humanitarian Award in 2002.
He remains a supporter of CUNY's Joseph Doherty Fellowship, which provides financial assistance to CUNY law students who have demonstrated a commitment to civil rights or activism on behalf of Irish causes.
Rooney has two children and traces his roots to Co. Cork.
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