Nitza Milagros
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Ed.M.  -   Teachers College, Columbia University
J.D.     -    Columbia University School of Law
M.P.A. -   New York University
M.S.    -    Syracuse University
 B.A.   -    Le Moyne College


Nitza Milagros Escalera is an adjunct professor in the department of Latin American and Latinx Studies.  Until January 2016 Professor Escalera also served as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Assistant Dean of Diversity Initiatives at Fordham University School of Law where she also taught a seminar titled, Negotiation and Mediation: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. 

Professor Escalera is also a founder and member of the Board of Directors of Friends of PASOS: A Museum and Center for Peacebuilding, Inc. and has recently been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  She is a former fellow of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and of the Coro Fellow's Leadership Program.

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Scholarly Work

Del Valle, S., Morín, J.L., Swimm, M. and Escalera, N.M (2016). Latinas and the U.S. Criminal Justice System in Morin, J.L. ed. Latinos and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO, LL.C.

Dedication: Journey on Being a Successful Lawyer. 70 Fordham L. Rev. 2157. May 2003.

A Christian Lawyer’s Mandate to Provide Pro Bono Publico Service. 66 Fordham L. Review 1393. March 1998.

Arms Control and U.S. Policy: “Star Wars,” MAD, MX and Pershing IIs. 79 Am. Soc’y Int’l. Proc. 233. April 1985.