Why an LL.M. at Fordham Law?

  • Full-time and flexible part-time options for busy professionals
  • Begin your studies in August or January
  • Faculty members that include some of the country’s most prominent and engaging legal scholars
  • Option to earn a second specialization by staying for a third semester
  • Nine areas of specialization
  • Dynamic and diverse community of students from more than 40 countries
  • Excellent opportunities for practical training and professional growth, from externships to participation in our clinics, centers, and institutes
  • Professional opportunities, including networking with lawyers from corporations, law firms, and NGOs, and judges from the U.S. and around the world
  • A global Fordham Law alumni network with over 60 chapters in the U.S. and around the world
Graduating from Fordham Law has been one of the most pivotal moments in my career. The pedigree of professors, the program, and the students were beyond what I could have ever imagined when I first applied. My experience doing the LL.M. program was transformative and I will always treasure those moments and the lessons learned. I feel privileged as well for all the great friendships that I was able to create. Fordham Law has a community like no other. As a foreign lawyer, Fordham Law provided the perfect bridge to enter the U.S. market powerfully.
Alejandro Cremades (Spain) LL.M. ’09, Serial Entrepreneur & Best-Selling Author
Alejandro Cremades
Choosing Fordham Law was one of the best professional decisions I have made. I met brilliant professors, a supportive alumni community, and classmates that became close friends in New York. Fordham opened the door to internships and job opportunities I had only dreamed about.
Yas Sanchez-Hereira (Philippines) LL.M. ’18, Associate General Counsel, NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (New York); Of Counsel, Gulapa Law (Manila and New York)
Yas Sanchez-Hereira
Fordham Law has given me the opportunity to be a part of an international network of highly successful attorneys. Fordham Law alumni can be found at law firms and corporations across the globe and always seem willing to connect with other members
of the Fordham Law family.
Lucy N. Onyeforo (United Kingdom) LL.M. ’17, Associate, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (New York)
Lucy N. Onyeforo
From the moment I walked through the doors at Fordham Law, I knew it would be the right academic home for me. As a foreign lawyer looking to take on a new challenge, studying at Fordham Law School allowed me to capitalize on my professional reputation in the U.K. while enhancing my legal skills and knowledge in the U.S.
Amber Melville-Brown (United Kingdom) LL.M. ’17, Partner and Global Head of Media and Reputation, Withers Worldwide (New York and London)
Amber Melville-Brown
As an established foreign lawyer, I have found the program to be a great introduction to U.S. law and practice. Balancing part-time study with legal practice is challenging, but I have been able to select courses that suit both my schedule and professional interests, all within a very global community of students and professors.
Alana Petraske (United Kingdom) LL.M. ’20, Partner, Withers Bergman LLP (New York)
Alana Petraske
Studying and practicing abroad has been one of my most challenging experiences, both personally and professionally. I have had the unique opportunity to attend Fordham Law, where I received the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to succeed. My professors have always been willing to help guide me on my path to a successful career. The friends that I made here have become a supportive and caring family. Fordham will always feel like home.
Luis Alberto Perez (Mexico) LL.M. ’21, LATAM Legal Counsel, Dior (New York)
Luis Alberto Perez
From the moment that I got my acceptance letter from Fordham, I knew it was the right place for me because of the warmth in the welcome and the personalized interaction provided by members of the faculty. The Intellectual Property and Information Technology program at Fordham has provided me with an opportunity to broaden my horizons in technology law and the U.S. market at large in which I currently practice and see myself in the future.
Rohan Virdi (India) LL.M. ’22, Senior Legal Counsel, HCL America Inc. (New York)
Rohan Virdi
The experience of attending a part-time LL.M. in U.S. Law at Fordham Law was great. Fordham’s physical and tech infrastructure made balancing a full-time job with the part-time course manageable. Having had the opportunity to attend an LL.M. course at a top-tier university before, I was really impressed with the no-nonsense approach at Fordham, its impressive bench of professors, and the breadth of classes to choose from. I was also impressed by the number of social and professional engagement opportunities organized by Fordham and its student body; it is a great place for networking.
Diego Fagundes (Brazil) LL.M. ’20, Wealth Advisor, JPMorgan (New York)
Diego Fagundes
As a full-time practitioner in an international firm (and a busy mom), I wanted to pursue a part-time LL.M. program to gain eligibility to sit for the New York Bar examination while balancing career, family, and study. Fordham was a natural choice as its part-time program has over 100 years of history and a superb reputation. I am very excited to be part of the Fordham family. Everything is extremely well organized, and the classes are dynamic and engaging. The community is just so welcoming and generous. It is an amazing network of professionals that very fast become great friends.
Florencia Villaggi (Argentina) LL.M. ’22, Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills (New York)
Florencia Villaggi
Fordham Law School nurtures a culture of professionalism and my courses impart fundamental skills needed to master the U.S. legal system. I personally feel honored and proud to be part of this big, warm family, and am extremely grateful to our diligent professors. They have so magically turned this uniquely tough time into a very smooth and enjoyable journey.
Xuying (Katherine) Li (China) LL.M. ’21, Bank of China (New York)
Xuying (Katherine) Li
Prior to Fordham Law, I had practiced law in China for over twenty years. Fordham Law was one of the most impressive experiences of my life. It gave me a great foundation in American Law and strong study skills, which allowed me to pass the New York Bar examination and join a large firm after graduation.
Yang Wang (China) LL.M. ’18, Associate, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (New York)
Yang Wang
Through Fordham Law, I got to intern with a federal judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This and other invaluable experiences opened the door for me to practice law in the United States.
Mari Tomunen (Finland) LL.M. ’17, Associate, Goodwin Procter LLP
Mari Tomunen
Fordham Law became my home and the place where I made some of the best friends that I have in New York. It also opened a lot of doors to the New York legal community.
Amadeu Ribeiro (Brazil) LL.M. ’17, Partner, Mattos Filho (New York)
Amadeu Ribeiro